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27 Mar The Journey Continues

So my journey back from injury continues. This is my 6th week of running and I managed my longest run since the 4th November. Last Tuesday me and Mick thought a bit of tempo would be the way forward. I did my usual session preparation,...

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20 Mar San Francisco & Valencia

I’m currently in the last hour of my flight to San Francisco for my training camp.  Having competed in Valencia this weekend I left my hotel at 0330 and it is now 0200 Spanish time, it’s been a long 24 hours and I’m looking forward...

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18 Mar It’s a pretty standard story…..

It’s a pretty standard story; I was a talented youngster, on the way to great things and although training was hard, success came relatively easily. I took a few set-backs, same as everyone else, but I seemed to bounce back and injuries longer than a...

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15 Mar XC Season & Plans

Hey Guys! Not much has changes as I keep saying really, after the disappointment of last week’s Intercounties I can honestly say that I have to write off this cross country season. Before the season I had high hopes and was seemingly in the best shape...

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14 Mar Adrenaline Rush

Sorry for the lack of blogging over the past few weeks. Last week I was struck down with the horrific viral infection, which seems to be hitting everyone very hard. My days consisted of moving between the sofa and my bed. I also had a...

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Ben_Fish

14 Mar Trafford 10k

Training has been going pretty well over the past three weeks since my ankle problem, so I was confident of putting in a decent run at the Trafford 10k. It's a fast race which has a great reputation built up through the hard work of...

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14 Mar It’s been a while

Firstly, I’d like to apologise for my absence from the blogging scene, it’s been a while. This cross country season has been somewhat a disaster. Result wise anyway. With a lot of poor results I’ve been left rather unsatisfied with my season as a whole....

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14 Mar Hi Everyone

I would firstly like to thank eightlane for asking me to blog for them. I hope that the readers find my contribution insightful and enjoyable to read. Firstly, I should introduce myself, I am a GB hammer thrower based in Loughborough and originally for the...

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11 Mar Mother’s Day

Seeing as it’s Mother’s Day I thought it appropriate to blog about the person who is my biggest supporter when it comes to athletics – my mummy! Yesterday, I had the privilege of throwing her a surprise 60th birthday party for over 100 guests, and it...

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10 Mar Back to it!

It may have been noted that I’ve been a bit quiet over the past month and a bit, and it’s fair to say my results have taken a bit of a dip. I haven’t fallen off the face of the earth though; I’ve just had...

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06 Mar The little voice

Runners. Every non runner, every athlete in every other sport thinks we are crazy. And a lot of the time they are right. Who else would persist to do their sport outside in a thunderstorm, or a blizzard, or even a hurricane? But sometimes this...

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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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tash

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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Ben_Fish

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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