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Race Report: Oulton Park 10k 08/03/2015

Running three laps of Oulton Park Race Track wouldn't normally be top of my list of favourite runs, it just seemed slightly dull, seeing wide expanse of track ahead and little in the way interesting scenery.  However my fears were pleasantly unfounded, I...

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Race Report: Stafford Half-marathon 08/03/2015

The timing of the Stafford 20 Race fitted perfectly with my training regime for the Manchester and London Marathons and as the entry fee was only £10 it seemed like an absolute bargain.
I therefore signed up early and the race number and information shee...

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Race Report: Age UK Wrap Up & Run 10k 01/03/2015

Thankfully the rain stayed off as we approached Tatton Park. However it was cold and very windy. This was the first race for me since last June so I did not know what time to expect but hoped I’d get under the hour today.Elane, Matt, Denis and Liz at th...

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Race Report: Great North West Half Marathon 22/02/2015

What better thing to do on a very windy, rainy, cold day in February than go to Blackpool and run a half marathon!Before the race – visualizing the finishThe half marathon was very well organised by Fylde Coast Running, there was ample parking, toilets ...

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Race Report: Knype Pool 5m 23/02/2015

Biddulph Running Club, held there annual 'Knypersley Pool 5 Mile Race' on Sunday 22nd February. It's a trail run which follows a path around Knypersley pool reservoir, then climbs up to the top off Biddulph moor, before returning around the  reservoir to...

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Race Report: Osmotherley Trail Marathon 15/02/2015


Well they call it a marathon but it is actually 29.3 miles of sheer brutality. 
In typical Hardmoors fashion I loaded the camper with wife and dog and set off to stay a little way from the town of Osmotherly in a place called Boroughbridge.  Much of th...

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Race Report: Parbold Hill Race 15/02/2015

Yesterday Denis and I did the Parbold Hill Race. This takes place near Parbold, Wigan. 
Was a very enjoyable event with great comradery amongst the runners, although it was challenging. We gathered at a tiny village school, then about 450+ runners set of...

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