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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 Long Run Miles by Coach Dave Taylor

Posted on: 20 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 - 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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Training Tips - Week 7 of marathon training from Run with Rachel

Posted on: 21 July 2021

How is your training going? So far, so good...

I've managed to tick every session off the plan. That makes it sound like I've found it easy - but believe me, there have definitely been a few tough runs thrown in there. My main struggle has been the …

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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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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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Inspirational Stories - Northern Lights Children’s Charity Light Up Oliver’s Life with Disneyland Magic!

Posted on: 06 January 2021

My name is Siobhan and I live in Chester with my 7-year-old son, Oliver, who has cerebral palsy and global developmental delay. Oliver is a full-time wheelchair user and needs a lot of care, but he is also adventurous, imaginative and never stops tal…

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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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Course Record

The route is renowned for being fast and largely flat – more than 70% of our runners achieve PBs!

Men

2:21:25
Marius Ionescu in 2014

Women

2:40:26
Julie Briscoe in 2013

2021 Marathon Results

Men
1st Michael Young (West Cheshire AC) 2:27:32
2nd Joseph Turner (Cambridge & Coleridge AC) 2:28:47
3rd Tomos Roberts (Meirionnydd RC) 2:33:45
Women
1st Melissah Gibson (Ealing Eagles RC) 2:48:44
2nd Keely Smith (West Cheshire AC) 2:58:29
3rd Alison Taylor 2:59:19
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