Sticking to the plan

Like most runners, I’m completely OCD! So I start each new season with a plan, targeting each big event specifically and look forward to ticking off the progressive stepping stones along the way. This summer season was no different, in March my plan was made, by April it was waning a bit and by May it was pretty much out the window!

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Urban Experience – Lyon Urban Trail Race

It is not often I get excited about going to a city! However, my visit to Lyon proved a bit different…racing around the streets as an alternative to any sightseeing tours. Sunday provided my first experience of Urban Trail running..which may seem to many, including myself, a complete oxymoron! Trail running, through the third largest city in France? …I was skeptical

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National Treasure

It seems mediocre in a way to write about the English National Cross-Country after reading Michael Crawley’s exploits in Ethiopia’s epic Jan Meda International Cross Country. However, the English National to me, and to many of the UK’s running population is a holy grail in itself, an institution of British running and the highlight of the Cross-Country season.

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What makes cross-country?

The beginning of February and hopefully the worst of this year’s winter is behind us, however, the Cross-Country season is still in full swing! Last weekend saw the annual Northern Cross-Country Championships held at Witton Park Blackburn, a notoriously tough course and one I certainly remember running for a lot of years. It’s therefore been quite surprising the amount of moaning I have heard about the weekend’s course!! “It’s a fell race,” “This isn’t Cross-Country,” “I’m sticking to the road!!” It made me wonder what does define a Cross-Country..

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Running high, running low! – new team member Sarah Tunstall reflects on 2015

Having had the luxury of training in the Alps over the summer, not only was I running very well but I was also enjoying EVERY run! The blue skies and 4000m peaks surrounding the French town of Chamonix did help! They seemed to provide endless motivation and somehow eliminated any aches, pains and lethargy a runner normally feels on a daily basis.

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