19 Dec Christmas is coming :-)

Hi again all, Training this week has been good so far. Feeling a bit tired so an early night tonight won't go a miss. Training's gone well and I'm pleased! Monday I had a steady run followed by weights. Tuesday I had Mile reps averaging 4:58's and 100m's...

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19 Dec Key track sessions

Nothing has really changed this week training has been the same as usual lots of runs and key track sessions that have gone to plan. The weather on the otherhand has been awful. cold cold cold! My motivation has been tested this week especially with...

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19 Dec My first injury

Firstly, apologies for my recent lack of blogs..the last few weeks of term were pretty hectic and unfortunately I’ve been having a bit of injury trouble which has been keeping me occupied. Since my last blog reporting back on the race at Liverpool not a lot...

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18 Dec Back from the states

Last week was a little bit nuts! The end of the semester always is with exams and papers and all that jazz, plus I never sleep much the week before I go home because I'm like a kid on Christmas eve, so needless to...

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18 Dec Listening to my body

Today has been exactly 2 weeks off running (minus a short jog I'd tried yesterday). I had hoped to have been back running this past weekend but listened to my body and didn't feel ready so held back until Monday. But no Christmas hadn't come...

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18 Dec Banks appointed as wheelchair coach

Renowned paralympic coach Jenni Banks has been appointed as UKA’s wheelchair racing coach in the latest coaching appointment by UKA Performance Director Neil Black. The appointment is the latest addition to the UKA performance team that will take athletics through to Rio 2016 and the 2017...

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18 Dec Victorious Young proves a League apart at Bedewell

New Heaton recruit Lorna Young opened her local cross-country league account with a resounding victory in the Start Fitness North East Harrier League fixture at Bedewell Park, Jarrow. With 18-year-old Olympian Weynay Ghebresilasie winning the mens with Mark Mcleod 1 minute behind. Full Article HERE...

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18 Dec SPOTY silver for golden girl Ennis

Although none of our track and field stars received the top gong at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards last night, there was still plenty of recognition for athletics. Whilst Jessica Ennis finished runner-up to cyclist Bradley Wiggins for the prestigious SPOTY award, Lord...

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18 Dec Another tough week

This week it has been about the bigger picture. Training has been put to the top of the list. Training won’t be brought down if I race on the weekend as nothing is ever won in December unless you count up how many local leagues...

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17 Dec Disaster strikes

Well I wasn’t actually too sure what to write this week as if I actually tell you about my week (after my previous blogs) I might give off the impression that I am a bit of a disaster. However, honesty is the best policy so...

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17 Dec Bradley Wiggins wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Bradley Wiggins has been voted the 2012 BBC Sports Personality of the Year. The Tour de France and Olympic time trial champion, 32, beat 11 other contenders to the prestigious title. Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis was runner-up while US Open winner Andy Murray was third. "I will say thank you to...

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17 Dec Mark made, Tom Farrell turns back to track

The aim of the game was to make a mark at last Sunday’s European Cross Country Championships and it’s fair to say Tom Farrell succeeded. The 21-year-old certainly turned a few heads with his fourth-place finish in Budapest, and today heads to Brisbane in Australia...

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15 Dec Grateful

Last week I wrote about learning to listen to your body when something is wrong rather than ploughing through. Today I thought I would write about something that goes along with that, something that is close to my heart with all the #BelieveToAchieve preaching I...

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14 Dec Reducing injury is key, says Rana Reider

Rana Reider, one of UKA’s new full-time coaches at Loughborough, believes keeping his fragile athletes in one piece will be key to optimising their podium ambitions. The highly-rated American, who has moved from Florida to UKA’s high-performance institute, is now guiding Dwain Chambers, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, Christian...

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