Kevin Taylor

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Looking for a Running Club Doncaster

Posted: 06/04/2013 at 18:16

There is a new club dedicated just to road and off-road running (no track and field) called Danum Harriers. The club meets at the Sportsman Pub on Armthorpe Road every Tuesday and Thursday at 19:00 - google 'Danum Harriers' for a look at the website.

Running in Russia

Posted: 11/08/2009 at 14:51
I am due to spend some time in St Petersburg in September on business and this falls smack in the middle of a marathon training programme I am following. Having never been to Russia (and don't know anyone who has) I was wondering if anyone has experienced running in this part of the world. Do you see people out running like in the UK? Any advice gratefully received.

London Marathon Recovery Time

Posted: 14/06/2009 at 16:08

I did my first ever Marathon at London on the 26th April 2009 and I trained to a plan, had a really good race, got inside my target time, and allowed myself time to recovery and picked things up gradually over the next four or five weeks. So far, so good. The thing is I am now starting to worry because it has been seven weeks since the race I can't seem to get back my speed, strength or (most curiously) endurance. I am just finding it such hard going at the moment - typified by a dismal run today which I had to cut short because there was just nothing in my legs.

Any advice please?

Yet another comeback

Posted: 29/07/2008 at 16:58

Due to changes in work, the odd injury, moving house a few times etc etc I have had a few lay offs from running and now find myself on comeback number five or six. This one was a long lay off, almost six years out punctuated by the odd run here and there. I rejoined a club back in May and after a difficult few weeks am gradually getting there but my question is this:

Apart from the obvious 'build up gradually' approach, what are the best tips for getting back to something like your best after a long lay off; and who out there has had the longest lay off and returned to running?

Great gadget, a must have!

Posted: 13/06/2008 at 17:57

Had my Nike+ Sports Band for a week now and have done 3 runs so far.

What a superb and ingenius little gadget this is. It records all the basic information most runners would want to know (distance, time, calories and pace) and the way it automatically tansfers it all to your web page once you insert the USB stick/display is just brilliant. 

As for accuracy, it is hard to tell, but you could say that about GPS. On a recent run with some friends, I logged 8.63 miles, another had 8.49 according to their GPS and another had 8.84 so on this basis the Nike+ (being about in the middle) looks to be about right. The only criticism I have is that it could do with a backlight and can't really understand why they didn't include one.

 All in all though, for the money it is excellent value and if anything is under-priced in my view.

Sound vs Silence

Posted: 02/06/2008 at 16:49

I never used to run with any music playing because a) I couldn't find decent earplugs that would stay in and b) I thought it was for 'joggers' so no serious runner should entertain the idea.

 Now you can get hold of some really good sports head-sets I run with music in when I am on my own and without music when running in a group. I find music helps to stem the boredom when I am out on my own so I tend to stay out a bit longer, but seriously doubt whether it improves your running - only running with better runners does that in my opinion.  

 I say, run with music when on your own if you like, but if you really want to improve then join a club!

Blisters on the instep

Posted: 29/05/2008 at 23:10

Thanks to everyone who sent in suggestions on how to stop this problem of blisters on the instep. I gave running a rest for a few days then ran with it strapped up until it finally healed. I tried a few of the suggestions and tonight I tried the one where someone sugested putting vaseline on my instep before I set off and (touch wood) this seems to have worked a treat.

 Thank you all - keep on running

Blisters on the instep

Posted: 14/05/2008 at 07:58

I have been running in the same brand of trainers (the Asics 2000 series) for years without any trouble but recently have had trouble with a recurring blister on my right instep. No idea why this has started to happen but need some advice because the problem is getting quite bad. No amount of plasters or padding seem to help.

 Anyone got any ideas?

runner`s nipple

Posted: 12/05/2008 at 09:18

I have found that simple micro-tape (the sort used in first aid) works best for me. The only inconvenience for those of us with hairy chests is you to shave round the old nips first. The things we do eh?

 Actually, whilst I'm on. I have a recurring blister on the instep of my right foot. Haven't changed trainers or anything like that so no idea why it has started happening.

 Really getting on my nerves. Any tips??

CVan new trainers cause shin splints?

Posted: 10/09/2007 at 20:39

Dizzie Lizzie,

 Thanks for the link to the article on shin splints!

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Running in Russia

Runner friendly countries? 
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London Marathon Recovery Time

Still sluggish 7 weeks later! 
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Yet another comeback

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Great gadget, a must have!

Nike + Sports Band 
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Blisters on the instep

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CVan new trainers cause shin splints?

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