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

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 - Managing Those Miles by Coach Dave Taylor

Posted on: 19 August 2021

For me the hardest part of any race is making sure I’m in the right place at the right time – my bowels and bladder are happy: my shoes match; I’ve got the right kit on (the time I forgot my shorts for the Llandudno 10 is still etched in my memory!) …

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Training Tips - Finding my lost running mojo by Tim Redman @TimboRuns.

Posted on: 19 August 2021

I love running, although that wasn’t always the case.  In fact, I would do pretty much anything to get out of cross-country at school in my younger days.

Now and again, I do have a falling out with the sport.  I call it my running mojo and sometimes…

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Inspirational Stories - Andrew the autistic runner by his Mum, Lesley.

Posted on: 17 August 2021

Andrew has run the Essar Chester Half Marathon many times. He is a fast and competitive runner who has represented West Cheshire Athletics Club for the last 35 years. Andrew is also autistic. His success at running despite the difficulties his autism…

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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 - Getting your nutrition right for a half marathon by our Race Sponsor HIGH5 Sports Nutrition

Posted on: 14 June 2021

Training for a half marathon takes a triangular approach: training, recovery and nutrition. Good nutrition is key to balancing this performance triangle as our body needs the right balance of nutrients in order to train hard and recover faster. Poor …

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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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Race Record

Men

1:02:21
Vincent Boit in 2015

Women

1:14:32
Amanda Crook in 2013

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2022 Results.

Men
1st Omar Ahmed (Birchfield Harriers) 1:03:53
2nd Tom Merson (Exmouth Harriers) 1:07:46
3rd Peter Avent 1:08:23
Women
1st Alice Braham (Ealing Eagles Running Club) 1:18:08
2nd Sophie Birtles 1:18:22
3rd Sophie Delderfield (Vale of Aylesbury AC) 1:18:52
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