Category: Running

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…

By Stuart

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.…

By Stuart

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…

By Stuart

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…

By Stuart

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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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…

By Stuart

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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Another change of plans

April 14, 2019 1

So I was meant to be running the Boston Marathon today (that’s Boston, Lincolnshire, UK, not Boston,MA, US) I know there’s a good few weeks of training logs missing (which I will backfill?), but it had been going well with a couple of solid 20+ mile runs and a new PB at the Retford Half…

By Stuart

East Midlands XC League – Long Eaton

February 22, 2019 0

Fancying something a bit different on a spare Sunday Mrs Beeston Runner and myself decided we’d have a go at a Cross Country race. One of the benefits of having joined our local running club Beeston AC was that we get free entry into various local leagues. As it’s still technically winter that meant XC…

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Marathon training week 6

February 5, 2019 0

I will write something other than training week recaps, promise! So this was going to be a big week as it was going to the first time I run over 20 miles. It was another cold week in Nottingham As usual, nice rest day on Monday Tuesday I woke up with a bit of a…

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Marathon Training – Week 4

January 22, 2019 0

Just a quick round up of week 4 of my training for the 2019 Boston (UK) Marathon As it traditional the starting Monday was a rest day. Did very little of anything which was nice Tuesday Tuesday was a fartlek like run into work. 4.8 miles with the some random intervals to the next crossing…

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Week 3 of Boston Marathon training

January 14, 2019 0

The next gripping instalment of my marathon training for the Boston Marathon in April 2019. Went into the week feeling pretty good, especially as Monday is a rest day just to make life easier. Goals for this week were to up the distance a little bit and bring in some cross training bits. Tuesday was…

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Second week of Boston Marathon training done

January 8, 2019 0

Didn’t write much about my first week of training as it was all a bit ad hoc around Christmas and family travelling. Nice run around the weal of Kent on Christmas morning was the highlight. Nice crunchy frozen mud and only saw one human over the 7 miles. So skipping straight into week 2 then.…

By Stuart

Just keep it going

January 3, 2019 0

2018 ended and 2019 started with one of those things runners love, a nice stinking cold. As much as I love my niece and nephew I think their present to me probably lasted longer than mine to them This one was a particular stinker which kept on moving around. Mostly above the neck so I…

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How’s my running? – Gait Analysis

December 16, 2018 0

I’ve been having recurring issues with my right ankle this year. Nothing too bad, but enough to make me stop running for a couple of weeks for it to disappear (Injury woes). Then 2 weeks ago it moved up into my hip. No a major searing pain, but enough after half a mile that I…

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Dovedale Dash 2018

November 5, 2018 0

Another Sunday, and another number to pin on. This time 2 numbers for the Dovedale Dash 2018 as Mrs BeestonRunner was also running with a number for the first time As Mrs BR was running there’s slightly less photos than normal as I didn’t fancy fumbling with a mobile phone whilst running through the River…

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Up and over Trowell Moor

October 19, 2018 0

Wednesday evening is my late cover for work, but the upside is I get a 3 hour break before it starts. So with some nice weather I decided to head out of Beeston away from the Big Track and run up and over Trowell Moor. Trowell Moor doesn’t really compare to the large moors in…

By Stuart