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Grenochase 2017

Grenochase 2017

The Grenochase is sort of the local run for Andy, being just up the hill from his. Usually it clashes with the Tramlines festival, so it gets ignored but this year there was no clash, so he signed up. And then Martin followed, and then under some pressure Liz and I joined up. Friday soon rolled around, and we all found ourselves scrabbling to leave work early to get to Andy’s so we could get changed and begin the walk…

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Review: Rock My Run

Review: Rock My Run

While reading a couple of throwaway articles about “improving/maximising your running” or something, I stumbled on a mention of an app called “Rock my Run”. It was talking about using music to improve your running, suggesting that decent cadence matched songs can really help with your focus. I’ve been running with music for years and have noticed my strides dropping in and out of step with the music, sometimes significantly affecting my pace or stride length which is really going…

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Last Minute Races: The Oxspring Hunshelf Amble

Last Minute Races: The Oxspring Hunshelf Amble

There I was, working on my massage write ups when up popped a message from Lindsey.  “Are you running the Oxspring Hunshelf Amble tomorrow?”.  You can imagine how the rest of that conversation went! I couldn’t get to the start without help, so Lindsey offered to pick me up from Lidl carpark in Stocksbridge.  That meant a quick tram and bus from home at about 8:30, meeting for the pick up at almost 9:30. It was a short drive from…

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June Round Up

June Round Up

A quick round up of June, a little late, but I’ve been busy! Running June included two rather large milestones for running. Firstly, I’m signed up to the You Vs The Year Challenge on Endomondo/MapMyRun which is where the header for these Round Up posts comes from. The challenge was to complete 1017km of running in 2017, which I completely this month. I’m a good 150+ km ahead of where I was distance wise this year. I’m also tracking distance…

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Round Sheffield Run 2017

Round Sheffield Run 2017

Surprising how fast it comes around really. Suddenly it was Round Sheffield Run 2017 on Sunday. Arrgh! Actually, I felt pretty comfortable. Despite still feeling lingeringly dehydrated and a bit sore from the climbing and running over the weekend I was just simply looking forward to it. I usually have nerves and butterflies in the run up to a race, but not this time. I think it’s because I was really looking forward to it, and hadn’t really piled any…

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Dark Peak Trail Run 2017

Dark Peak Trail Run 2017

This week I was supposed to be tapering. The training plan I’ve been following for most of this year was for the Round Sheffield Run; a staged 20k run over 24k on the 25th of June. It’s a great race, and I wanted to do well on it, so was trying to keep to a plan to help. This week was my taper week, but I couldn’t resist. Martin of Run, Climb and More had been seriously bitten by the…

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Hills and Mills: A mini running holiday

Hills and Mills: A mini running holiday

Liz had an exam this week, one of many on her accountancy qualification, and she likes to take a little bit of time off after each exam to unwind following the intense period of studying and stress. We’d initially talked about going to Tintern and doing the Tintern Abbey run from the Wild Running book but by the time we’d actually got our act together, the trains had got really expensive and the B&B we were looking at was sold…

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May 2017 Round Up

May 2017 Round Up

May FLEW by like Usain Bolt, and although it started strongly after my April rest fornight, I was quickly sidelined with a nasty chest cold which lingered for about a week and a half and clashed with a race I’d been looking forward to for a couple of months. Running I covered 177k in May, irritatingly short of the 200k needed for the monthly distance Strava badge.  This was pretty much down to the previously mentioned cold which hit me…

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White Peak 26k Trail Race 2017

White Peak 26k Trail Race 2017

After we completed the Langsett Trail 10k back in February, Martin and I were taken with some sudden enthusiasm to sign up for another race. A group gets their briefing for the White Peak Trail Race 2017 at the start of the Tissington Trail #running #trailrunning #whitepeak #whitepeaktrail A post shared by Kelly D (@delanthear) on May 22, 2017 at 2:49pm PDT We found this one while browsing SIEntires and promptly signed up, all enthusiastic. Liz was a little less…

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Hills Made Easy with Accelerate Part 2.

Hills Made Easy with Accelerate Part 2.

On Thursday we had the second session in our Hills Made Easy workshop with Accelerate. Both Liz and I were feeling a little under the weather; Liz having quite sore quads from running and climbing earlier in the week, and I was starting to come down with some sort of sore throat/coldy thing. Still, we soldiered on and were blessed with much nicer weather. There was a touch of wind, but once we were in the Rivelin valley and under the…

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