06 Nov Build up to race day

My week of training was not the most interesting of weeks but nor the less I will talk you through it and then to my race at Mansfield-National XC Relays. Monday I did a 40 minute run to Old Trafford and back from the club. We ...

Read More

05 Nov ‘It’s a great field’

So I could stay in and crack on with my coursework. Or I could go out… dressed as a pumpkin.  It took me a good 10 seconds to weigh up the options. For Halloween me and my housemates decided to throw a ‘halloreem’ (yeh I...

Read More

05 Nov Moving forward

Compared to this time last year running is moving forward which is great! Last year the Mansfield Cross Country Relays were the last race of my season before building things back up to hopefully get back racing after Christmas. The following week I was getting...

Read More

04 Nov Late Call Up

I wasn’t actually sure what I was going to write about this week because nothing special has really happened this week. My training has stepped up from last week but unfortunately I haven’t won the Lottery. Instead of writing about my boring training regimen I...

Read More

04 Nov What drives Jessica Ennis?

Three months ago Jessica Ennis won Olympic gold, confirming her status as both the friendly face of the Games and a ruthless winner. She talks about her split personality – and her extraordinary life since After trying and failing to find Jessica Ennis in the English...

Read More

04 Nov British marathoners in New York want money back

New York Road Runners is under growing pressure to return entry fees for the cancelled ING New York City Marathon according to a major UK travel agency that has around 1000 disgruntled athletes in the Big Apple. Sports Tours International, a Manchester-based company that has been...

Read More

03 Nov Surviving the hurricane

The last ten days have been very different to the rest of my time in the States due to the uninvited arrival of Hurricane Sandy last weekend. Living in Pennsylvania, I was in one of the states classified as in a State of Emergency last...

Read More

03 Nov Let me entertain you

This is the third week that I have been blogging for eightlane, you would think I'd be used to it by now, I'm not but I'll do my best to entertain you readers! Monday- I surprisingly like Mondays...

Read More

03 Nov Change of conditions

I now truly feel like it is into the cross country season. The clocks have changed and it is dark at 5pm, the weather is freezing, the grass is muddy, my trainers are permanently soaked, I have dirt around my toes which I can never...

Read More

03 Nov Getting ready for the peak

This has pretty much been my last hard week of training for the cross season :) Had a bit of a different session on Tuesday, it was split up between a hard mile on the track followed by a fartlek on the canal and another...

Read More