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Read our latest blog articles for training advice, nutrition tips & inspirational stories!

Inspirational Stories - Peter, defeating barriers and never giving up, by his wife, Deri.

Posted on: 27 August 2021

Throughout the Paralympics we have celebrated the achievements of disabled athletes at our races. Our final athlete is Peter Fabian. If you ran the 2020 Aldi Chester 10K, you’ll have seen Peter’s team, pushing Peter in his wheelchair around the cours…

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Inspirational Stories - Roger The Wheelchair Racer

Posted on: 23 August 2021

Roger has been racing with us for a number of years now and it's always a pleasure to see him on the start line. Roger is FAST! So much so, that finding escort runners to support him can sometimes prove tricky! He may be slower on the uphills, but th…

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Training Tips - The Underestimated Value of Rest & Recovery by Coach Dave Taylor

Posted on: 20 August 2021

“Rest days are for wimps!”  D Taylor, Tattenhall Runners circa 1984

“The value of rest and recovery is often ignored – at the runner’s peril! D Taylor, Coach, August 2021.

I’m glad to say that in the decades I’ve been a competitive runner I’ve actu…

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Training Tips - Training in Hot Weather by HIGH5 Sports Nutrition

Posted on: 22 July 2021

Even though we tend to prefer spring and autumn training, training in the summer does bring benefits. Not only do we have more daylight hours to play with, but our fitness levels also tend to naturally be higher in the summer we are taking part in a …

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Nutrition - Understanding Sports Nutrition by our Race Sponsor HIGH5 Sports Nutrition

Posted on: 24 June 2021

Here at HIGH5, we are committed to creating nutritious products with amazing natural flavours and we’re passionate about supporting you to achieve your goals – however big or small. Our aim is to deliver sports nutrition which helps you to enjoy your…

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Nutrition Advice to Support your Couch to 5K Challenge by Danny Webber

Posted on: 23 February 2021

Nutrition plays a powerful role in supporting energy levels and body composition in our everyday lives, and when you take on a challenge to get fitter and healthier, what you eat is more important than ever. A balanced diet should be part of your lif…

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Training Tips - Couch to 5K

Posted on: 02 February 2021

Note it down on your phone, tablet, laptop or even a good old-fashioned piece of paper if you like.

This is the day when you resolve to take those first courageous steps on the road to being the new version of YOU.  Behind you is the over-indulgence…

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Nutrition – Sticking to Your New Year Fitness and Nutrition Goals

Posted on: 06 January 2021

It’s that time of year when people are looking for the next best diet and fitness regime to lose their Christmas weight. These typically include a quick fix diet that are designed to ‘cleanse’ and ‘detox’ the body from all its toxins. Sounds perfect …

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Training Tips - "What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger " said Friedrich Nietzsche & our Coach Dave!

Posted on: 26 November 2020

As I write this the rain is pattering against my window.  Oh great!

I have a run scheduled for this afternoon and the weather forecast is rain all day…

Do I still go out?  Of course I do, I’m a runner!

For me the question has always been about “wh…

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Inspirational Stories - Beating Breast Cancer & living life to the full, by Sandra Barrett our Volunteer Co-ordinator.

Posted on: 09 November 2020

I’m Sandra I’ve been married to Pete for 36 years. We have 2 grown up children and a 3 year old grandson .

I’ve been running (plodding) since my late 20s but never entered any events as I didn’t feel I was a ‘proper’ runner. One evening in 2007 afte…

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Course Record

Course Record

Men

29:45
Daniel Jarvis in 2020

Women

34:45
Sonia Samuels in 2021

2022 Results

Men
1st Daniel Jarvis (Bedford & County AC) 30:42
2nd Elisha de Mello (Rugby & Northampton AC) 30:55
3rd Ben Taylor (Pensby Runners) 33:19
Women
1st Joanna Marsden (Cheshire Dragons) 36:54
2nd Jordan Foster (Herne Hill Harriers) 38:55
3rd Charlotte Towers (Chester Triathlon Club) 39:21