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Barry’s XC debut at Lambton

As I sat in my car queuing to get into the Lambton Estate, I began mentally preparing for my first Cross Country event since the 1998 Durham Counties U15s boys event. I arrived at the decision not to employ the same tactics I did back then, resulting in me walking half the way round the […]

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Rob’s tale of fighting the Dragon

Saltwell’s Rob Brooks tell his story of the epic Dragon’s Back Race So I didn’t complete the Dragon’s Back Race this year. My main concern going into the race was my knee as I’ve been suffering from tendonitis which has curtailed my training, I barely ran for the four weeks preceding the race although I […]

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Debut win for Johnson in Saltwell 10k

North Eastern Counties Cross-country silver medalist Calum Johnson switched his attention to the roads and produced a superb performance to win Saltwell Harriers Ronnie Walker 10k. The Gateshead athlete made his Saltwell Park debut a winning one in England’s oldest established road race and while it was a first for Johnson the women’s race was […]

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Darren’s 2019 Chicago Marathon Report

Chicago Marathon Prologue I’ll start my report with a little insight into my training, it was hard.  Don’t get me wrong marathons never ‘easy’ but after training and running 6 of them some feel less difficult than others. I didn’t ‘feel’ it this time, I felt sluggish, unmotivated and just generally meh.  It’s not the […]

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Riccardo’s 2019 Athens Marathon Race Report

Athens Marathon – The Authentic Any self-respecting marathoner knows the legend of Philippides, the Athenian soldier who ran from Marathon to Athens to deliver the news of the victory of the battle of Marathon, losing his life for the effort. There was something magic in the idea to follow the steps of Philippides, running from […]

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Nicola’s 2019 Chicago Marathon Report

The road to Chicago started on a whim, I knew Darren was going for all 6 stars and when he mentioned that he was applying through the ballot I thought “let’s chuck my name in” never expecting to get drawn out. The application process is really easy and you find out around 6 weeks after […]

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Gemma’s Bob Graham Round

Gemma’s Bob Graham Round – 14th/15th June 2019 This is a bit late… apologies. But I did the Bob Graham Round on the 14th and 15th of June and I guess it is a bit of a tradition that you tell the tale. So here goes… Over the years, running has become less and less about racing, times […]

Robs Ill Fated Paddy Buckley Round

Even before I had completed my Bob Graham Round last year I had decided that my next big challenge was going to be a Paddy Buckley Round. It is similar in terms of ascent and distance but widely considered much tougher because of the roughness of the terrain and lack of trods/footpaths.   Given the […]

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Berlin Marathon Race Report

The build up It’s around 7am and the alarm goes off.  Its Sunday the 16th September, Marathon day.   The previous night was spent frantically searching for somewhere that sold pasta for my breakfast. Weird I know but out of everything I’ve eat/tried pasta seems the best thing for me plus it served me well […]