Steve Riley

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Four Villages (Helsby) Half 2016

Posted: 26/10/2015 at 11:26

Race date is 17 Jan 2016 by popular demand (70%+ voted to keep it in January). Fully closed roads for the first time this year.

Fell running gear questions

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 09:26

I use a 3l OMM bumbag for races. I've got the OMM 15l sac I've used for a few longer outings and it's comfortable and doesn't bounce around - I imagine the 12l is similar. I have a pair of Inov-8 3/4 tights and they're comfy, not tried the full length. Hope that helps a bit!

Forerunner 110 blank screen

Posted: 16/12/2014 at 16:31

There's a few things to try here (fixed mine):

Wide fitting trail shoes?

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 15:03

Inov-8 have 2 different lasts - Precision (narrower) and Standard (wider). Check which is which on their website. If you're in the NW Running Bear and Up&Running Chester at least have some stock.

Four villages half marathon - Jan 2015

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 14:55

Around 2/3 full now - you should have another couple of weeks before the race limit.

North Wales park run?

Posted: 21/10/2014 at 14:53

Ellesmere Port has just started this week as another alternative.

Four villages half marathon - Jan 2015

Posted: 06/10/2014 at 17:06

Entries now open online from

Sandstone Trail Challenge (33miles)

Posted: 06/06/2014 at 15:00

Big containers and plastic cups normally. Take your own bottle if you want drinks imbetween. 

Watch out for the little yellow ST disc signs, there's plenty of them.

One more gotcha... About 2 miles from the end there's a Sandstone Trail sign pointing you across the golf course to the *old* finish at the top of Beacon Hill. Ignore it and contour L along the sandy obvious footpath towards Frodsham. It'll be well marked but just in case anyone's meddled with the signs.

Smile for the cameras please. And take a coat. Enjoy!

Over thinking running

Posted: 30/01/2014 at 12:37

Interesting debate. Whilst we've never had so much data, sports science, advice, nutritional knowledge, etc, as a population we're all getting slower

Essar four villages half

Posted: 31/12/2013 at 13:11

For anyone that missed out, there's a small bunch of extra places going online at midnight tomorrow, ie 00:00 Jan 2. Enter via the Fabian site: Cheers!

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Four Villages (Helsby) Half 2016

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Four villages half marathon - Jan 2015

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Essar four villages half

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Nutrition - jump starting the fat burning

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Is there such a thing as easy hill reps?

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Essar (Helsby) Four Villages Half 2012

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