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Members please use this contact form to submit reports and photos. We are happy to publish “all the news that’s fit to print”, but reserve the right to edit contributions; although we would not intentionally change the meaning or intention of the report. Images are, of course, particularly welcome and we will use them to enhance the report.

A Coventry Way

[Many thanks to Alastair McLaughlin for this fantastic report and photographs]

A Coventry Way is a full circumnavigation of the city of Coventry in Warwickshire. It was started in the 70s, and thrashed out over decades of path finding (literally thrashed out in some places) by some local runners who were training for mountain marathons by running in the countryside around the city. You can find a history on the association’s home page.

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Stockport Trail Half Marathon 2017

[Thanks to Guy Riddell for this report. The event took place on the 26th February, 2017]

Stockport trail half marathon

The road less travelled?

This was a cracking race, and it was great to catch up with Graham Tracey again: and finish in front of him for the first time.

We had a fair amount of rain in the week leading up to the race, and although I had been assured road shoes should be fine, I gambled on lacing up my trusty Brooks Cascadias on race day. They have seen me round a one hundred mile race on a variety of road/trail/muddy field; so really not much of a gamble.

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Core Values

You don’t have to be young…

Athletes of all types have seen or heard advice to make strength training a part of their regular training, but how many take any notice?

In this post I reflect on my own recent experiences when undertaking strength training for the first time: my motivation, the results so far and my plans for the future.  I also invite comments from readers of the post; especially those interested in sports other than running.

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North East Marathon Club’s Winter Wonder Runs

(This article contributed by Simon Graham)

The North East Marathon Club (NEMC) runs a series of events during the winter months called the Winter Wonder Runs. On the 31st December I took part in the second event in this series. These are not races as such and have the feeling much more of a group social run, doing as much or as little as you want.

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