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Day 6 – Corona Mountain Goat Challenge

I don’t know about you, but I am definitely detecting more people starting to get stressed after a few days of ‘lockdown”. It makes me feel very fortunate that I already have fitness as part of my life, and now more than ever it is providing an important way to keep some sanity. Maybe some […]

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And our first Winner is….

A number of entries received for the first mini-challenge of the Corona Mountain Goat Challenge, and all worthy winners in their own way… But there can only be one winner (as we all know!).

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Day 5 – Corona Mountain Goat Challenge

Surely they can’t keep it up all week?!?!? Well the sun shone and the fight for the overall title of Corona Mountain Goat Champion became real… Far from fading out, day 5 saw new names and some more big hills. Could this be the last day of sunshine for the week though? Are they just […]

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Day 4 – Corona Mountain Goat Challenge

A new psychological dimension today, the first day of ‘lockdown lite’ across the UK. Would our Goats be sure footed enough to take it in their strides? Certainly the weather continued to be in their favour… And what of the mini-challenge? With all this pressure mounting up on them, would they disappoint?

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Day 3 – Corona Mountain Goat Challenge

Start of what would normally be the ‘working week’, but we find ourselves in anything but normal times… A day where the Prime Minister himself has lent recognition and support to the importance of the Corona Mountain Goat Challenge by explicitly stating that getting out each day to complete a run was on a par […]

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Day 2 – Corona Mountain Goat Challenge

As the sun rose on the first Sunday of the challenge I was almost giddy with expectation and excitement (… or maybe that was due to a lack of breakfast?). The traditional long run day; would our intrepid Mountain Goat Athletes go long and still manage to find hills? Would the early leaders fade away… […]

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Day 1 – Corona Mountain Goat Challenge

Well what a tense and competitive start to this 14 day Running Challenge!! A few early break aways to form a group of goats at the front. A pack has formed behind them (safety in numbers?) ready to pounce and playing the long game. So who is where after day one?

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Pitsford 10k

A fresh Sunday morning in Northamptonshire! And our running with my running club Olney Runners. The club organised a 10k race (basically one lap of the reservoir) for club members, their friends & family. But this year also opened it up to other local running clubs. What makes this such event is that all proceeds, […]

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MK Half Marathon 6th May 2019

It transpires that I am incapable of using a race as purely a training event! The plan for today was to run a steady even pace and use it as my long run for the week. This changed a few days before when I noticed that my training plan has started to suggest that I […]