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I’d never run a 5 mile race

I’d never run a 5 mile race

and I still haven’t…! But before that, the first “race” since my last update: Just a Hillsborough Parkrun, but it was on the Sheffield Running Club championship calendar, so counts for their competition. Annoyingly I’d succumbed to the lurg at the back end of January, which included a couple of days struck down on the sofa. Although I’d resurfaced from that mostly, it appeared that I caught another cold! ūüôĀ This meant that instead of getting a good chance to…

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Run every day?

Run every day?

Running legend Ron Hill ran every day for over 52 years.  That’s 19,032 days of running.  Holy crap! I’ve never really got on with the idea of streak running. It always felt like it would be that little too much.  The tightness of my calves and achilles complain enough when my marathon training is picking up properly halfway through training plans.  However, December changed this. Looking at my Strava totals towards the end of last year, I realised that I…

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Yorkshire Cross Country Championships 2019

Yorkshire Cross Country Championships 2019

(picture from http://woodentops.org.uk/. Original can be seen here) My first race of the year for Sheffield Running Club was up at Ripon at Lightwater Valley Park which makes an interesting venue for a race! Setting off at 9:30ish, we got there just before 11 and with the Mens race not starting till after 2pm, we had quite a bit of time to kill! The course was on a field entirely inside the tracks of “The Ultimate” the big roller coaster, with…

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Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019

Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019

I’ve been really bad at doing any updates here, with the exception of the splurge while I was out at Fontainebleau. I’m not really sure why the blogging died off, as I was enjoying, it, but I suspect it’s just a factor of being so much more busy recently. In the last year, I’ve gone 3 days a week in my desk job, and then filling in the rest of the time doing Sports Massage (under Rock Run Relax) and…

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A mid climbing holiday run!

A mid climbing holiday run!

I’ve mentioned Le Circuits Des 25 Bosses a couple of times in my blog now, so I thought it might make sense to give you all a better sense of wha it was like.¬† ¬†When we went out and ran it on our rest day¬†during our climbing holiday, Andy took his GoPro and took rather a lot of footage.¬† He threw this video together with lots of interesting clips of us running it. It’s a bit long at nearly 27…

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Fontainebleau 2018 – Day 5

Fontainebleau 2018 – Day 5

Ah the rest day.¬† Do you remember what happened last year?¬† ¬†Well, Martin, Andy and Liz really fancied checking out the Circuit des 25 Bosses after my stories from last time, so that become the aim for the day. Something went a bit wrong in the planning though.¬† I’d done it before and so I was expecting it to take is 3-4 hours for the 14km.¬† Everyone else though was just looking at the distance and thinking it would be…

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Fontainebleau 2018 – Day 2

Fontainebleau 2018 – Day 2

Day 2, first day of climbing. We had a slow morning (like we kid ourselves any morning will be quicker) opened with fresh grapefruit, fried eggs on nice toast and lots of coffee before heading to our first climbing area of the holiday. Jim and Lolly suggested we all meet up at La S√©gognole which turned out to be a few minutes up the road from our gite. I’d never been here before as it wasn’t in any of the…

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Fontainebleau 2018 – Day 1

Fontainebleau 2018 – Day 1

Well, it’s been a long time since I’d found the brain power to write a post here. I’d started out with good intentions with my end of year/start of year, but just never found myself writing anything. I guess it happens! Liz gave me a nudge to write something while I’m here on holiday and I though, well, why not. Even if it’s just a brain dump of each day. Maybe it will get me back into the habit. So,…

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Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018

Goodbye 2017, Hello 2018

Wow, what a year 2017 has been. I’ve missed a few round up posts since my Marathon in October mostly down to being extremely busy, but also because the running has got a bit erratic based on that busyness and a bit of lack of focus, but Facebook “memory” surfaced the other day which really highlighted how much of a tremendous year this has been for my running. Perhaps not for the climbing, but definitely on the running. But first,…

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Amsterdam Marathon PB: 3:23:50

Amsterdam Marathon PB: 3:23:50

I guess you can made an educated guess about what you are capable of doing, and then letting your body show you how right you were View this post on Instagram Church of Saint Nicholas A post shared by Kelly D (@delanthear) on Oct 13, 2017 at 9:44am PDT My third marathon, after York (thrown in the deep end) and Venice (let’s actually do some planning for this) was always going to be interesting. Venice had given me a bit…

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