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Having a clear out

In a recent piece that I wrote for Running Fitness magazine’s October issue, I interviewed Mike McLeod – the last British man, before Mo Farah, to win a medal of any colour in an Olympic 10,000m race. I hope that you will have an opportunity to read the piece and enjoy the things that Mike [...]

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2nd-string meat head in racist slur

I actually love writing about Mo Farah. This is a man with, as far as I can see, no flaws. He trains hard – arguably harder than everyone else in the world: that is why he is the double Olympic champion. He loves his family. His seems to enjoy the media attention. He is charming [...]

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Music maestro

Do you run with music? I think that this is something of a Marmite issue in the running world – some love it and some hate it. Typically, I love it sometimes and hate it other times! I usually find that I want to run with music when the conditions are not optimal: a gloomy [...]

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The thigh’s the limit

Before I get started, I apologise for the terribly cheesy title to this review: I love thinking up snappy and catchy titles for the articles I post on here and sometimes a groan-inducing one will pop into my head. Normally I try to replace it, but in this case, it stays… so sorry about that. [...]

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Run how you feel

Recently life outside of running has been getting the better of me – stress has been piling up and I have had to take the decision to give myself a break by ditching my training programme and running as and when I feel. I have been trying to stick to a run every day, but [...]

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The perfect review of ‘The Perfect Distance’

A two part review of Pat Butcher’s book The Perfect Distance In this review, Michael Shelton took the time to review the book that takes an in-depth look at the rivalry between Sebastian Coe and Steve Ovett and ultimately resulted in such spectacular races in the late 1970′s and early 1980′s. Having read the book [...]

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London Olympic Games Men’s marathon report

As the London Olympic Games of 2012 draw to a close, the men’s marathon promised to be a fitting end to a wonderful few weeks of sport. Perfectly appointed to provide a stunning backdrop to the action, London was going to make the most of this final act in the Olympic athletics calendar. And we [...]

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Women’s Olympic Marathon Report

If you want to understand the inner workings of an elite women’s marathon, it helps to have a report from an elite female marathoner. I am extremely lucky and very grateful that Catherine Wilding, who has toed the start line of a number of elite women’s races, was at the women’s Olympic marathon last weekend [...]

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Lessons from the Legends: John Treacy

Recently I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to meet a running legend – John Treacy, AKA The Mudlark. It was a huge honour to meet him and have the opportunity to ask him about a whole host of different things. Naturally the conversation turned to training and how he prepared when he was [...]

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Nike: Back to the Future?

In the last few weeks I have had the opportunity to meet a few of the Nike contingency in London, who seem to be here to coincide with the Olympics. Understandable given the number of Nike sponsored athletes competing in the Games. But Nike are also here to showcase some new products and this morning, [...]

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