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I decided to run the Berlin Marathon back in May this year. I had run the Sunderland Marathon and suffered, suffered badly. So, in an attempt to bury my demons I signed up for Berlin in the hope that I could run another marathon and not suffer the pain…

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My last half marathon was on 23 June 2002 on a very flat course along Blackpool sea front. They don’t come much flatter than that, and so it was no surprise to me when I shaved off 2 minutes from my previous best and finished in 1:50:56. It was…

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It is ten weeks since I ran the Sunderland Marathon and I can still feel the pain and disappointment I suffered at its hands. The marathon punished me: it showed me who the real boss is. It laid bare my frailties for all to see, especially me! It was…

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At the time of writing, it is only a little under three weeks to the marathon: the culmination of twelve months’ (to the day) training. My metamorphosis from overweight, unfit, lardy bloke to speeding bullet is almost complete. The fat has melted, some muscle has replaced it and I…

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The run up to the marathon did not go as well as I had hoped.  My last long run had felt strong and easy. However, two days later I had a sore throat and a day after that I was coughing with a minor chest infection. This completely spoilt…