Author: Stuart

Tigger Tor 2020

February 1, 2020 0

First race that grabbed my fancy for 2020 was Tigger Tor organised by Totley AC. It’s not too far from Beeston, about an hour from door to Dore on a Sunday morning. Kit check and number pickup were well organised. What looked like a bit of a scrum turned out to nice and. efficient. Everyone…

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Not every run has to be special

January 20, 2020 0

Busy wasting time looking at running stuff on t’internet. Everyone seems to be doing some impressive run in the most beautiful places on Earth. Everyone’s smiling and full of energy. Except for me. I’m grinding out the same couple of loops around Attenborough Nature Reserve and Beeston Canal 5-6 times a week. Not sure about…

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2020 plans

January 6, 2020 0

So as I mentioned before my Running 2019 was a bit of a mixed bag. So what am I planning for 2020? Well, I’ll break it down into 2 bits. First off I’ll talk about what I’m going to do different this year, and then I’m going to list some of the events I’ve already…

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2019 Running Review

January 3, 2020 1

At the end of the Tunbridge Wells ParkRun I had a nice chesty hack. Assumed it was just down to a a lot of deep breathing (aka panting like a knackered hound) of cold air. Turns out it was the start of a nast cold. 8 days later and I’m still not properly over it.…

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Keyworth Turkey Trot 2019

December 10, 2019 0

In a fit of excitement while we were over in the US we booked ourselves in for the Keyworth Turkey Trot to round off the year’s minimal racing. Lazing on a hotel bed in Austin it all seemed far enough away for us to have loads of time to prepare and smash it. 83 days…

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First ‘race’ of the XC season

November 29, 2019 0

Well, technically not a cross country race, but a decent amount of it was along some muddy, slippery uneven tracks so it gets close Over the year Beeston AC organise a number of events for members. Unfotunately for me, all the others this year have clashed with being away or injured. So I finally got…

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Easing back into it

November 18, 2019 0

So it’s been a couple of months since I last updated. Real life getting in the way as usual. Went to the US for 4 weeks and got to run in some lovely spots, the Vegas Strip, the Grand Canyon at sunrise, I ran up 2 different mountains while in Boulder CO, (and had a…

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Bridge out in Attenborough Nature Reserve

August 16, 2019 0

On my last run along the top edge of Attenborough nature reserve I spotted some new Rights of Way change notices. I’m keeping an eye out for these after the Spring Lane level crossing ones from last year. A quick read and it was just that they were restricting access to the old bridge crossing…

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Getting back into it.

August 11, 2019 0

Took 3 weeks off of running after I started getting some hip pain that just wasn’t shifting. Decided taking a decent time off might sort it. It mostly did, but a trip to a physio (shout out to Owen at Moore Associates Physiotherapy) gave me the final bits to fix it. In my case it…

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No sleep, no gainz

July 3, 2019 0

So just after posting about how I was improving my sleep with an eye mask I had a couple of nights of bad sleep, sod’s law that realy I was getting through the day fine, and Monday evening’s run at a easy pace (sub 150bpm heartrate) went off without a hitch. But Tuesday’s weight session…

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Cheap and easy Sleep improvement

June 28, 2019 1

Sleep. We all want it but most of us never seem to get enough. There’s hundreds of sleep tips over the internet, and I’ve read enough books on sleep to build a bed from. I’ve never been a great sleeper but had gotten used to pushing through with caffeine and a grumpy demeanor. But pushing…

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Taking it steady

June 20, 2019 3

Quite literally in this case. After I came back from Seattle I was tired all the time, and when I went for a run it was a slog all the way round with no real enjoyment. So I decided to take some time off. Looking for something to do I picked up Matt Fitzgeralds 80/20…

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Sinfin 10k Classic

May 15, 2019 0

Something slightly shorter and less undulating this time with the Sinfin 10k Classic. Organised for many years by the Sinfin Running club, this was our first visit after seeing it mentioned on the Beeston AC facebook page Was nice to have an easy start for a running event. 10:30 am start for the 10k, and…

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Kinder Downfall Fell Race 2019

April 29, 2019 1

Entered the Kinder Downfall fell race along with a friend a fair while ago back at the start of February when entries first opened. Nearly 3 months later it’s time to run it. Couple of things have changed, his health means he’s not running, and with my recent issues I’ve not run further than 8…

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Peak Rail 7 (aka Runner vs Train)

April 24, 2019 0

It sounded like a simple way to spend Easter Monday. Run 7 miles in the Peak District trying to beat a Steam Engine on a round trip. Sounded good but was rumoured to sell out quickly, so we were poised over the Enter button when the entries went live. So it finally came round to…

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