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Obstacle Course Race Training : Aldenham (Hill Repeats)

We were heading back to Aldenham, with the promise from Tony Leary of “hills, cold water, bridge climbing etc.” and the passing comment, “think it might actually be cold this week.”  We had another good turn out this morning with … Continue reading

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Obstacle Course Race Training : Verulamium Park (8 Goalposts)

I had missed the first OCR training session of 2017, which had been away from St Albans, whilst away in the Lake District, so was looking forward to this first one at Verulamium Park, my home venue, although I was … Continue reading

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Whinlatter Forest Park : Seat How Summit Trail

We had enjoyed our New Year’s Day walk in Whinlatter Forest park, which you can read about here, so it was no surprise that we returned for another walk a few days later. This time we had selected the Seat … Continue reading

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Whinlatter Forest Park : Two Gills Trail

We could see from the window of the Mouse House that it had snowed on the higher peaks overnight, and as the weather forecast suggested that conditions would deteriorate through New Year’s Day, we decided to go for a local … Continue reading

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Newlands Valley

I had walked much of this route before when we were last staying at The Mouse House At Rowling End.  You can read about my walk to Little Town here, and my walk from there into the Newlands Valley (and … Continue reading

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Obstacle Course Race Training : Park Wood

If you have been following my obstacle course race training blogs then you will know the sessions are organised and run by Tony Leary.  Well, this one was going to be different, as we headed to Nick Day’s backyard, with … Continue reading

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Obstacle Course Race Training : Verulamium Park (Cathedral Steps)

It was the weekend after the OCR UK Championships and I was about to take part in a training session with two of the age category champions, a training session which promised us the prospect of steps, among other things. … Continue reading

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Obstacle Course Race Training : Verulamium Park (Hill Repeats)

If you have been reading my recent blogs then you will know that I have been training with some elite obstacle course runners on Sunday mornings, in sessions organised by Tony Leary, and now we were back in St Albans … Continue reading

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Obstacle Course Race Training : Aldenham

This was my second Sunday morning obstacle course race training session with Tony Leary, and you can read about the first one here. This one was at at Aldenham, near Watford, which was only a short drive for me, and … Continue reading

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Obstacle Course Race Training : Verulamium Park

It is not every day that you get to train with a medallist from a World Championship, let alone that you get to train with two of them, so when I saw a post on Facebook from Tony Leary about … Continue reading

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