Category Archives: Fitness Training

Blogs about the fitness training I do and the events the training leads to

Obstacle Course Race Training : Verulamium Park (Team Relay)

Coach Tony Leary made the training session for this Sunday morning sound so simple, “Sorry for delay guys but yes planning a session at Verulamium Park 7:30 start – nothing too heavy – maybe some run loops and some team … Continue reading

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Obstacle Course Race Training : Heartwood Forest

Obstacle course race training was going to be different this week, with the absence of Coach Tony Leary following an evening rocking out to Guns ‘N’ Roses.  After running my slowest parkrun ever earlier in the day I had been … Continue reading

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Obstacle Course Race Training : Mardley Heath Woods (Upper Body Circuit)

We were going back to Mardley Heath Woods (you can read about the previous time here) for a session which was introduced to us by Coach Tony Leary in a quite familiar tone, “I’m resting a butt strain at the … Continue reading

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Obstacle Course Race Training : Verulamium Park (Circuit)

It feels like a long time since I was last at obstacle course race training on a Sunday morning.  Too long a time.  My life has been dominated by work since the end of 2016 and as a result my … Continue reading

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Obstacle Course Race Training : Mardley Heath Woods (Spear Throw)

We were going to a new location, and we were going to be using some new kit ! Our coach and leader, Tony Leary, had introduced this one very nicely, “Planning another one of those race simulation type sessions this … Continue reading

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Bigfoot Challenge – A Marshall’s View

I had met Coach Tony Campbell through the St Albans OCR Training Group (with Coffee & Cake) on Sunday mornings, so when I saw that his event, Bigfoot Challenge, needed marshalls for their Saturday race in February 2017, I was … Continue reading

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Lean Machine Project : Week 1

I have signed up for the Lean Machine Project to give me a boost going into 2017, and some good nutrition habits to take forward through the year.  It is the brainchild of Mitch Shepherd and Emz Watts, both highly … Continue reading

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Obstacle Course Race Training : Verulamium Park (The Beasting)

“Hi everyone – we are in Verulam park this Sunday – 720 meet for 730 start – please don’t be late as a couple of people need to be off by 915.  Not sure of the plan yet but I’m … Continue reading

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Tough Guy 2017 – A Spectator’s View

The Sunday morning training sessions of the St Albans OCR Training Group (With Coffee & Cake) run by Tony Leary had been leading towards his running of Tough Guy 2017, and I knew a few of the group were going … Continue reading

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Obstacle Course Race Training : Waterford (Trail Running)

This week we were going to a location which was new to me, but one which Nick Day had mentioned to me before, so I was very much looking forward to it.  Tony Leary painted the picture, “We are heading … Continue reading

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