Istanbul HM 2019

Race Date: 07/04/2019
Location: Istanbul

This was my first race overseas, hoping to combine a holiday with a race. I was in the process of booking my holiday to Istanbul, and by chance, someone mentioned this HM to me. It was to happen 2 days after I was potentially to come back from holiday. I then decided to shift my holiday by 2 days to incorporate the race, and therefore transfer Dronfield 10K to someone else.

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Manchester Half Marathon 2018

This was my third Half Marathon and was the main Half after the Sheffield HM, that I had intended to do well in. One kind Strider suggested that I should go through 2 Marathon plans to prepare for my spring Marathon. This, therefore, was in a middle of my first such plan. However, I had done extremely well and had gone various barriers of long distances to approx 22 miles. So after the Vale of York and Sheffield 10K, it was more of a consolidation and making sure that I was 100% ready for this particular race.

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Sheffield Half Marathon 2018

Over the weekend, was my first ever Half Marathon, where I was in the Sheffield Half Marathon, run by Run for All. I had registered for this event in September 2017. The event is always well organised, emails and guides from runforall.com on regular basis.

So my training, in essence, started in October, and the training really started to bump up in January going from 10 miles a week to approx 20 miles a week. This was helped by joining the so call daft’o’clock crew organised as a social run by Steel City Striders on Saturday mornings at 7am. This helped me to really push myself in the distance and managed to do 10mles, 13.2, 14 and 15 miles. I also did a few solo┬álong distances 12 miles and 13.2 miles. So after doing these distance, I thought I would be in fantastic shape for the race

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