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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One year on

It’s been almost a year since I officially joined the Steel City Striders (SCS) training run. If you have been keeping up with my blog over the year, you would have witnessed some of the ups and the downs of my running in the past year. In this post, I wanted to reflect on the things I have learnt this year, and if anything I would do differently. Finally will look at what my targets for the upcoming year

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Elsecar Trail Marathon 2018

Race Date: 15th December 2018
Location: Barnsley

This was to be my first Marathon in my journey of running, and I had only booked it as part of my long-term strategy and training for Spring Marathon. I was advised at one point to go through 2 marathon training plans as preparation so that I can be in the best shape for April. So looking at some Marathons available it was a coin toss between the Nottingham Marathon around the water sports centre (9 laps) or Elsecar Trail Marathon (4 laps). Just looking at the number of laps, I decided to go for Elsecar (It was also highly recommended by one of the Striders).

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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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