Clare targets summer of 800s!

Clare came away with her fastest time over 10K since 2012 on what was a training run! Followed by some good results over the 800m – it’s time to get back into a training block in order to peak ahead of some big races in July. We can’t wait to see her break some more PB’s along the way!


7 Second 800m PB!

Never one to shy away from a competition. Stuart took to the track for his first ever 5K before switching his focus to the 800m. Taking 7s off his personal best, he clocked a brilliant 2.41. And it’s not just the 800m – Stuart’s been clocking personal bests over 200m too! stuartRME copy

10K PB for Scott!

First up is Scott with a huge personal best over the 10K – clocking 37:30 which takes a whopping 40s off his previous PB. What a way to kick off his first 10K race of the year with a 2nd place overall finish too! Now to put those prizes to good use – a bottle of wine… and a camping chair?!
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Valencia Half Marathon

After some injury and illness troubles, Chris G put in a valiant effort over the Valencia Half Marathon! Clocking 1:44:57 it was almost 2 and a half minutes than his Amsterdam race in 2017.

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The next big aim is the Great North Run in September where we will be keeping our fingers and toes crossed for some good weather and a PB attempt.
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2015 V 2017

“5k PB: 2015 vs 2017. (Moors Valley Parkrun left, Bryn Bach Parkrun right)

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Slowly but surely, I’m getting there. It’s just going to take a bit more time. Getting to that sub 21:56 marker doesn’t seem quite as far away as it used to.”

The elusive 10K PB

By the smallest of margins, Rachel B missed her 10K PB. With a little more confidence – there’s certainly more to come!
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“Well, I can’t stick to the racing line for the life of me, and it wouldn’t necessarily have been a PB if I had (since I matched my PB pace yet again!) but how amazing that I got to run on the Silverstone F1 circuit.
Great event, and I will do a proper write up for next Wednesday’s blog post, but right now I just need to go home and try not to be disappointed with my result as I was really hoping for that elusive PB.”

If you can do it in training…

Sometimes there’s a big PB bubbling under the surface. If you can do it in training – it won’t be long until it clicks in a race. We can’t wait to see just how fast Jay can go over the 5K distance!
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“Been a bit quiet this week, but I had a great session on Tuesday on the track 10 x 300s (all under 54seconds) felt really good and full of speed!! That night I spent a lovely 5hours in hospital getting admitted for a nerve problem in my shoulder, arm and wrist!! Fast forward to last night Christleton 5k … one of the fastest around the North West.
I was buzzing and definitely knew I was in PB shape (sub 16:34) and the plan was to settle into 5:17 – 5:20 min miles rather than bombing off and holding on.
I did my first mile in 5:17 but then it went all over the show I lost my rhythm and didn’t feel comfortable at all and I knew a PB wasn’t on mile 2 was 5:31 followed by 5:37 the only saving grace for myself was that I clocked 16:55 another sub 17.
To be disappointed with that time says a lot about how far I’ve came past 6 months going from trying to beat 17:24 ( for 3 years) to now consistently going sub 17. Suppose this race can be written off … back to the track on Tuesday 👌🏻💨🏃🏻‍♂️ On the a more positive note by better half knocked a huge 14 seconds off her PB setting a new Club Record in the process 18:28 😎 so proud!!”