Category Archives: Hardmoors 55

Hardmoors 55 pacing plan

I went for an easy 5mile run after work today.  I ran round one of my regular routes and was surprised to see at least 10 other people out running whereas normally I don’t see anyone else. The better weather … Continue reading

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Hardmoors 55 start list and pbs

We have a big dance event tonight for the schools I work with so I knew I needed to run before work as I wouldn’t want to run at 9pm when I got home. So I was out at 6.30am … Continue reading

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Lessons learnt from the Hardmoors 55 Race

I was pleased with how good my legs felt yesterday and so today decided to go for an easy 3mile run. I had to escort some children to a sport club so could incorporate a run as well. So I … Continue reading

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What a brutal race!

I finished in 11hrs 46mins 10secs and believe me I count it one of my best or most gutsy performances. Basically the weather was brutal …. constant rain, driving wind and very cold. It was a case o hanging it … Continue reading

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What a great way to spend a birthday!

It’s now 4.15am and I’m up, showered and will be ready to leave at 4.45am to catch the bus from Guisborough to the start at Helmsley. I’m 51 today and can’t think of a better way to celebrate than to … Continue reading

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Slight change to the Hardmoors Route

I had the following email from Jon Steele, Hardmoors 55 race organiser,…… I have decided to change the last few miles of the race, for firstly safety, then secondly navigational reasons!! In thus doing so the race will be 54miles … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye

I was able to get to Stephen Ogilvie’s funeral this afternoon after the Glasgow Primary Cross Country event at Netherpollok. There were over 30 from Kilbarchan AAC which was a great. It was a fitting tribute to Stephen and I … Continue reading

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Correction to my race plan

I obviously didn’t spent long enough on my race plan the other night. Thanks to Julien who pointed out an obvious error in my plan – the maths was wrong. I had the wrong cell in my excel sheet so … Continue reading

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Update and race plans for Hardmoors 55

I’ve not run for 5 days now and while my chest is getting better a sneeze this morning confirmed that there is still some way to go. I’m finding it really strange not running after averaging 50mile or so a … Continue reading

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Hardmoors race information

My first ultra for 2010 (and 10th overall) is now just over 30 days away according to my countdown clock. I was looking at the race website last night (as I watched the Everton vs Sporting Lisbon on the internet … Continue reading

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