Centurion Running – ONE Community – 100 Mile Week – Why?

Today kicked off Centurion Running’s One Community week. From 5km up to and including 100 mile options, to be run at anytime throughout the coming 7 days, spaced out or all at once. You decide. *If you’ve missed this and still want to take part – click here* Some people have already run 50km, others…

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Spring Showers

It was too good to last  The past weeks have been windy. Wildly windy. Wind that could inflate your jacket like a hot air ballon, decimate your breathing efficiency and fold you in half like a hospital pass in rugby. Whether in the Lakes at the Pyllon XP or on flat, level ground around Bedfordshire,…

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You are an Athlete

YOU ARE AN ATHLETE It may sound counter intuitive, you’re not on the podium, sponsors aren’t kitting you out head to toe, you pay for everything and may not be the most consistent in training. BUT YOU ARE AN ATHLETE You work as hard to complete the race, you sweat, grimace, suffer and grit your…

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I’ve got the bug & it’s a positive one

I’m back. What? Wait? You never left. True. I’ve been quiet. The last month has sucked. Not from a brand perspective, I’ve been fortunate to be sent some brand spanking new kit that I think many of you will be excited to read, see and learn about. When I say the last month has sucked,…

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9 Days in Chamonix – Part Quatre

Hills, Hills, Hills! You’re in a hilly place, so it’s only right you get given a hill session by the coach. A favourite session of mine and finally, I didn’t have to worry about topping out too soon or the fact the hill may not be steep enough. No photos. A tarmac road, nice houses,…

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9 days in Chamonix – Part 1

I’m currently in Chamonix, out training with Mike Jones of Apex Running, as he prepares for UTMB at the end of the month. Now, I’ve landed on my feet and I’m house sitting (technically Mike is, but I’m helping), which has kept the costs right down and allowed me to stay out in the valley…

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Getting back into the swing of things

We’ve all been there, flying high, then suddenly it’s over. Motivations out the window, energy to move is distant, the sofa and home comforts seem way too comfortable and the thought of lacing shoes seems pointless. This weekend I was supposed to race, heck, the Race Directors had invited me. The Race Directors had invited…

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Ben Nevis

Well, it’s that time of year again….or was. My annual pilgrimage to the World Cup at Fort William & a chance to stretch my legs on the Ben. I won’t lie, although I was looking forward to the challenge, in reality, my motivation was low. High temperatures, humidity, hay fever and a serious lack of…

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Wet Wet Wet

‘Always take the weather with you’ or that’s how it felt, having dodged precipitation for a few days, following prolonged unsettled weather at home. The reports showed a good day, but with a wet start in places, and as I stuck my head outside, the tell tale patter of light rain gently kissed my cheek…

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