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2016 - Part Deux!

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....the writing continues!
MILTON KEYNES MARATHON
As a result of missing out on the ballot for London once again and no Charity place forthcoming, Milton Keynes became along with Manchester my focus for the Spring. It would be the first time since my younger days that I'd taken on two marathons in the course of a month. What was even more alluring about MK (not just that it's my home marathon) was that so many of the guys were determined to push their own limits and join me. For the majority of the guys that signed up with me, it would be their first marathons. That speaks volumes for the type of people supporting this Challenge.
For me it has become the norm, it's strange to think that marathons have become 'staple' training and in the months that follow and especially into the early part of 2017 they will become the basis of keeping 'easy' miles in the legs without putting the body under too much stress.
We all met up the night before at TGI's for some…

Finally back to writing......

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......well where has this year gone!?

It would appear I have a lot to catch up on!
OS COBBLER CLASSIC - April 2016 GTR MANCHESTER MARATHON - April 2016 MILTON KEYNES MARATHON - May 2016 100 PEAKS TEAM LAUNCH & BARRIE'S 24hr ROW - May 2016 PARAS'10 - May 2016 CATERAN YOMP - June 2016 SUMMER FAN - July 2016 SNOWDON - PROJECT TWO - July 2016 COUNTRYFILE - August 2016 BERLIN MARATHON - September 2016

My apologies firstly, between family life, work, planning The 100 Peaks Challenge and training, finding time to write has become difficult, so I'm forcing myself to sit down and get this done and try and put this year in to perspective a bit.
The year began as it always does with the Fan Dance, this year taking it on 'Back to Back'. The Saturday saw me record a 4:01 in pretty atrocious conditions, which I was obviously pleased with but a minute outside 4 hours meant there was a niggle. However on that basis, it was a sign of the massive step forwards I had made in my training, fitn…