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Five weeks post op – hip arthroscopy

As I took some good advice and inspiration from other runners in the aftermath of this op I suppose I should return the favour to those who have had the same misfortune recently of being told “your running days are … Continue reading

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14days post op -hip arthroscopy

So it’s been two weeks since the operation and as I took a lot of heart in the pre-op stage from reading what others have had to say about their recovery I feel that I should share my post op … Continue reading

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Hip arthroscopy and running

So it’s been ages since my last blog. I was just into my 2,013 mile challenge in 2013 when I suffered a labral tear in my hip in February. Although I kept the challenge going up until August the prognosis … Continue reading

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Running, life and motivation

Life and running are uncannily similar . I suppose you could say the same for any sport . How you approach it says a lot about your character and how you live your life. One of our greatest obstacles to … Continue reading

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10 points about the 10k

There is definitely an art and strategy in mastering a 10k in as fast a pace as you possibly can. Despite my recent training not being great I entered a 10k race last Sunday. I was a nearly a whole … Continue reading

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Why we really love Jessica Ennis…

So let’s face it, she is the face of London 2012 for a reason and it is much more than her stunning looks and figure. Many athletes have these qualities. What makes Jessica Ennis our golden girl? 1. she is … Continue reading

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Lessons for sport & life from the Olympians…

Watching the emotion of every medal win or “failure” in London 2012 teaches us so much about sport and life. The Olympics have really helped bring people together – in parks with screens, community halls and bars across the world … Continue reading

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Pre-race: Rest or Run??

Having just rounded off a 51.25mile running week with a half marathon Personal Best at Cookstown, County Tyrone, I have come to the conclusion that I still do not know what works best for me on the lead up to … Continue reading

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Running 10k races as half marathon prep…

It is essential to get some race practice in the build up to your ‘A’ race. 10k races are perfect preparation for a half marathon. I am doing my final half m of the summer on Sunday and I entered … Continue reading

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Portaferry 10 mile: What did I say about race strategy?

What did I say in an earlier post about race strategy? Ignore it . I did tonight! I should start by saying that I love this race. There is a terrific atmosphere but I broke all my own golden rules. … Continue reading

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