08 Dec What drives Mo Farah?

Once, he spent time playing computer games and eating curry. So how did Mo Farah become a man driven enough to win double gold at the Olympics? Mo Farah is strolling around the lush grounds of a Middlesex hotel. His huge eyes are darting everywhere. He spots potential locations...

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07 Dec Mahon: Euro Cross is a stepping stone

New national endurance coach Terrence Mahon looks guaranteed a successful first trip as a GB team manager this weekend, but he stresses that the European Cross Country Championships should act as a learning curve rather than just a medal hunting-ground. The American has recently been handed...

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06 Dec Get UP

Apologies for the lack of blogging recently, basically in a nutshell, I didn't blog the week of my European XC trials, as at that stage I didn't really have much to say. Then after the trial I wasn't really sure how I felt about it...

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06 Dec Crunch time

This was it. Crunch time. The decision I made now would ultimately affect my future happiness…in the short term at the very least. I’d spent a solid amount of time considering the options and I’d weighed up the positives and negatives but deep down… I...

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06 Dec Who has your vote for BBC SPOTY?

Sunday December 16 sees the annual BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards. The stars of the London Games are justifiably well-placed with Jessica Ennis, Mo Farah and David Weir representing the world of athletics. Track and field athletes have also won the prestigious award...

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05 Dec Fun, Sun & Runs

The past weeks training really has not been very exciting, I am just starting my base building, doing mostly easy runs with a (shorter) long run on Sunday. I made the most of the beautiful canal trails that are located within 1.5 miles of my...

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04 Dec The key is to be smart

Last week started off pretty peachy, after reflecting futher on my performance at Liverpool although it wasn't the perfect race I took the positves and was motivated to get stuck back into training. With no races planned for the next month and after missing my base work in September I was...

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04 Dec Snow, Snow and more Snow

Monday- Usually I can only manage one run on a Monday due to work but today I managed to squeeze in 2 runs, one at lunchtime and one at night ;-) - 7miles and 5miles. I need to leave the house at just after 6am...

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