Jumping runner Asics 42k Manchester

Spring targets on the horizon

How will you progress your training in the new year? For many runners the Christmas period is about getting out for long runs and building an aerobic base. Now that the new year is here it is time to work on your strength-endurance.

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Jonny Mellor

Festive racing update

There were some impressive performances across the country with breakthrough performances from Ben Branagh in Belfast and Ryan Thompson at the Tilli 10k. Fiona Matheson ran a UK W60 10k best, Jonny Mellor celebrated his birthday by winning the Ribble Valley 10k and Jess Piasecki was in 31-minute form.

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Santa Run

How was your Christmas running?

Although the number of events have reduced because of the pandemic, there were many opportunities for running over the Christmas weekend and we want to hear all about it on our facebook page.

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Running economy maintains with age and training

As we get older we notice that our times aren't as quick as they once were, we don't spring up the hills as easily as we previously did and we need longer to recover from hard training and racing but it's not all doom and gloom!

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Jenny Nesbit

Weekend update

At the Cardiff Met indoor Christmas Classic Jenny Nesbitt followed up her top 10 run at the European Cross country championships with her best track performance by running a Welsh all comers record over 3000m. There were some fast 5 mile road times in London and a world masters record from a Scottish 800m icon from the 1980s too.

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Encountering animals

Most animals are more scared of you than you are of them but, as a runner, there will be the odd occasion when you are threatened by an animal. The most common complaints from runners are about dogs or cows.

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