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    New York Marathon by Duncan Watson

    I am pleased to say that I survived the New York Marathon with a time of 4.44.49. It was an amazing experience that will never be forgotten; wondering around the Big Apple the day afterwards with 50,000 others wearing your medal is a fabulous feeling as everyone is saying “Con-grat-u-lations” I did struggle due to a […]

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  • Race Report – Wootton XC – by Captain Dan

    The rain had subsided on a cold but sunny Sunday morning at Delapre Abbey where the scene was set for two minutes silence to ponder on those who had given so much for their country. Let’s go back 30 minutes to Northampton High School and to the point where the sports hall had emptied out […]

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  • Snowdonia Marathon by Jen Garner

    When you hear about a marathon at Snowdon, you may think you run up to the top of the mountain and then back down.  The route for Snowdonia Marathon is, in fact, much worse than this.  You run around Snowdonia National Park, with Snowdon in the middle.  It has a total of 838 metres of […]

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    My couch to 5k experience by Claire Bartlett

    My couch to 5k experience In July 2017 I needed a new fitness challenge. I was currently spending up to £90.00 per month on my fitness regime and about 8 hours a week in time! I was getting no-where fast with my weight loss and seemed to be working really hard at the gym. Something […]

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    Drunken discussion overheard in the Black Lion 3 years ago…..

    Drunken discussion overheard in the Black Lion 3 years ago….. “What’s wrong with you” I asked, “Really! Me, run up that hill!! But it’s covered in mud! What do you mean there’s a stream to jump when you get round the corner! Is this what you normally do for fun on a winters morning! Oh, […]

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    LFR parkrun according to TC

    What is parkrun If you had a dictionary the definition of Parkrun would be – a free, timed, 5k run in pleasant parkland surroundings in thousands of locations around the world. They are open to everyone, are safe and easy to take part in. Just register on the dedicated website, print your personal barcode and away you go (this barcode is […]

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    What makes a race a great event? by Vicky Green

    I recently read an interesting stream of chat on Facebook about the price of entry in to a race in London. There was some disgruntlement about being asked to pay so much for a 10k and why would you pay this when you can do a local, club-run event for a third of the price. […]

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    Coaching Sessions by Coach Warby

    Coaching sessions – what to expect if you turn up…. You may have seen / heard that over the last six or seven weeks I have been offering a coaching session on Sunday evenings at Billington Park track. There have been a few club members attending, and I’ve been trying to share with them hints […]

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    The Ultimate Cliche! by Alicia Higham

    The Ultimate Cliche I am a massive cliche. I got engaged and started running in order to ‘get in shape’ for my wedding. When I say running, I mean dragging myself to a fairly manky gym near my office in London and punishing myself on a treadmill amidst the smell of sweat and what I […]

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    Thursday and we’re tired again!

    Thursday and we're tired again! Another week of our lives has nearly passed by and the Green family have again reached the level of tiredness that only those with children will understand! How do we do it I’ve been asked? There are many things that bring it all together but here are our secrets. Planning, […]

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