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

"Hills are your friend!" Why you should include hills sessions in your training, by Dave Taylor, our resident Coach.

Posted on: 10 August 2020

A great man once said to me “Hills are your friend!”

It was a notable triathlete talking all those years ago when I made the transition from pure running into the multi-disciplinary sport. Whilst he meant this mainly in the context of cycling, it ce…

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Inspirational Stories - Tales from some of our amazing volunteers!

Posted on: 28 July 2020

We have some amazing volunteers, who come from all walks of life. Some are runners but many are not. They are enthusiastic and lively, cheering and supporting our runners when they need it most. We have volunteers who help us out once or twice and ot…

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Performance Nutrition - Fuelling your long training runs by Danny Webber, Performance Nutritionist at Webber Nutrition.

Posted on: 28 July 2020

The weeks before a race are an essential time to practice your fuelling strategies for when it matters most on race day! Knowing what works for you is the key to performing at your best, so make sure you’ve tried and tested a variety of options (e.g.…

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Training Tips - How to use a swiss ball to strengthen your core, by Ian Laird at Optimum Health Coaching

Posted on: 28 July 2020

(also called exercise ball, Pilates ball, maternity/birthing ball, stability ball)

 

The swiss ball is another one of those pieces of equipment (like the foam roller) that many people have but they have either shrivelled, are collecting dust or are…

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Inspirational Stories - What inspires you to run? by Claire Williams from Optimum Health Coaching

Posted on: 15 December 2014

What inspires you to run? There could be so many answers to this question depending on who you ask. It could be for the health and wellbeing benefits, for social reasons or just to support friends and family. You might not even currently run but like…

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"The only way you'll run faster is by running faster!" Interval sessions explained by our running Coach, Dave.

Posted on: 11 August 2020

It’s an inescapable fact of life, that the only way you’ll run faster is by running faster!

Luckily you can achieve this in manageable, bite-size chunks.

Basically, the objective of an interval/speed work session is to complete a series of runs at …

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"Going Wild!" Why getting off the tarmac & exploring the great outdoors can improve your running & much more, by our running Coach, Dave Taylor.

Posted on: 11 August 2020

You can’t beat the great outdoors.  It’s just…great!

A run in the woods, hills, moors and fields ticks all the boxes and is a refreshing alternative to all that pavement pounding. 

If you are used to training on the roads then the first thing you n…

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Race Record

Men

1:02:21
Vincent Boit in 2015

Women

1:14:32
Amanda Crook in 2013

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2019 Results.

Men
1st Mohammad Rezeq (Altrincham & District AC) 1:04:28
2nd Ben Fish (Blackburn Harriers & AC) 1:09:27
3rd Simon Birch (Hinckley Running Club) 1:10:38
Women
1st Kirsty Longley (Liverpool, Pembroke & Sefton) 1:19:03
2nd Julie Briscoe (Wakefield District H & AC) 1:19:47
3rd Gemma Connolly (St Helens Sutton AC) 1:19:56
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