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Broughton Runners Summer sessions

We had a rethink at Broughton Runners and decided that we would try out using the same set of three sessions over the summer, repeating the sessions twice over six weeks, following these with our hilly time trial.  Our aims were to simplify our planning; to focus on three key aspects of training and to ensure that the runners get a hard session each time they come. Read more

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Marathon des Sables – a coach’s perspective

The end of the journey

Tired, sore and very happy

Tired, sore and very happy

At 11.32:11 on Saturday 13th April 2013 Martin and Angela White crossed the final finishing line of the Marathon des Sables.  They had run and walked 232 Km across the rocks, mountains and dunes of Morocco in an overall time of 46H35’18”.  Read more

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Marathon des Sables training – two competitors’ views

We are writing this trying to process the most intense, insane, painful, joyful week of our lives.  A week in which, both of us finished the 28th Marathon des Sables.

We are confident that in the subconscious of every MdS participant there is a small but very real flicker of doubt. Read more

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Scottish Orienteering Coach CPD Day

I’ve been asked to present at a Scottish Orienteering Coach CPD Day on Sat 23rd February 2013.

The session will be on coaching terrain running skills, specifically up and downhill.

Full details for the programme can be found at here.

Details are at http://www.scottish-orienteering.org/natcen/page/coach-cpd-days-for-2013 Read more

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UKAthletics Presentation

I did my presentation for the uCoach Share launch a few weeks ago and the presentation has been uploaded to the uCoach Share website.  I’m quite pleased with it overall and enjoyed the day, listening to around 30 other 6 minute presentations. Read more

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Downhill and Uphill Session

I had a session on Latrigg, near Keswick, yesterday with two of my athletes.  The core of the session was to work on downhill and uphill technique.

To start, and to warm up, we ran to near the top of the hill.  Read more

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