Great North City Games, Great North Run, Local Events, Local Running Events, North East of England, Running, Totum Sport, Training

My Great North Run 2017

It’s been and gone. One of the most iconic races on my running calendar has, again, been ticked off my list as I have completed my THIRD Simplyhealth Great North Run.

It’s all be highs throughout my training block and I’ve never felt stronger than I did over 11 miles –  the two and bit HURT. Continue reading “My Great North Run 2017”

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Running Blind – My Greatest Challenge

On Saturday morning, I awoke with a tinge of nerves, excitement and emotion.

I’ve been building towards this moment and, although it would only be 5K, it would be my greatest challenge I’d be facing. Continue reading “Running Blind – My Greatest Challenge”

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Great North City Games 2017

You may have seen them on the television at the IAAF World Champions in London, so how about seeing them up, close and personal…for free.

The Great North Run weekend is a huge highlight in, to just mine, but thousands of people’s diaries, simply because of the Great City Games.

I’ve been fortunate to live a stone’s throw away from the venue – along with Quayside and outside the Baltic – since it first came to our streets back in 2010 when the format was England vs Australia. Since then, it’s grown leaps and bounds… Continue reading “Great North City Games 2017”

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Sir Mo – The Inspiration

Last week’s IAAF World Championships in London came to a spectacular close, as we all said our goodbyes to two superstars that have revolutionised track and field.

Usain Bolt, the world record holder in the 100m and 200m, multiple world and Olympic champion, the coolest geezer on the planet and Mo Farah, Britain’s most successful distance runner, legends on and off the track, said their goodbyes. Continue reading “Sir Mo – The Inspiration”

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Five races down, one to go…

That’s it. It’s done. All I can do now is wait.

Sunday marked the final race in my training calendar before the Great North Run, I’ve never felt so ready for this half marathon. Continue reading “Five races down, one to go…”