kirsty add

04 Mar Home Time

This week I’ve had a bit of an easy week after BUCS indoors. Up until 10days before we were still unsure whether I’d run, so was really happy to be racing! Getting a medal was a bonus, the runner in me still wishes my little...

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27 Feb Getting rid of the Gorilla

On Saturday it was the National XC. This is an event which I look forward to throughout the year and it was my next big aim for 2013. Training had been going really well up until the race and I eased back to allow fresh...

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27 Feb Continue to chase the dream

”I’m standing on the start line, I’m telling myself this is where you wanna be, this is where you belong, and this is what you know best”. I’ve now been an athlete for over 10 years, I think you’re looking at about 13 years at this...

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26 Feb Opinions

Last week the GB team members were announced for the European Indoors, I was rather shocked that Charlie Grice and Chris Warburton had not been selected, however, I was extremely pleased to see Lauren Howarth gaining her first senior GB indoor vest. I personally feel that...

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25 Feb Illness

Apologises for the lack of blogging as of late, I guess nothing has really changed from the last time I blogged. I have continued with training as normal which consists of a mixture of track sessions, short and long runs. I have had no...

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25 Feb Blackburn 10k & Training

As one would expect for Blackburn, the 10k route isn’t flat! My best time on here is 31:23 and I was definitely in sub 30-minute shape when I did that.  The conditions were pretty good, a bit cold, but only a slight breeze. I was feeling good coming off the...

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21 Feb An update

Hi everyone reading, I hope you're all well. I haven't done a blog since my 3:47 1500m in the Sheffield BMC so I have got a lot to catch up on! My 1500m record that I set in Ireland was a real shock to me. A...

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21 Feb Lent

So lent is upon us, a time to test our self-control and perseverance. But what to give up? That is the question. In previous years I have done a range of things from biscuits and chocolate to giving up Facebook. The latter is quite a...

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21 Feb Managing with an Injury

Hello Eightlaners, A little update into what has been happening in my world for the last couple of weeks. I have been managing my injury, trying to stay positive and cheering on my friends and training partners in their indoor seasons. I thought I would used...

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18 Feb Another week another issue

As you can probably tell from this week’s title I have had another set back. Last week I had a cheesy grin on my face because I did a 5 minute run and two 10 minutes. After the second 10-minute run I got a funny...

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18 Feb Another hard week in the bag

Monday, I was doing an interval session on the grass. One repetition would be of a minute effort followed by an active rest followed by another minute effort. The session was tough and wasn’t exactly the most fun session but I knew it was doing...

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17 Feb The Learning Curve

I have had a couple weeks of making good progress and this week I managed to clock 32 miles as I progressed to running two days on/ one day off. Today I even completed an hour run- my longest yet since I've been returning from...

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