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Benjamin Parkes
When your race doesn't go to plan.. how to get over it and move on!

When your race doesn't go to plan.. how to get over it and move on!

What I wanted to talk about this week is what happens when your race doesn’t go to plan. You might not get the time you hoped for, your goal wasn’t reached, maybe you weren’t able to finish.. there’s a lot of reasons why it might not have gone your way. It would only be natural to be a bit down in the dumps over what happened. Waking up on Monday morning to pages and pages on social media of everyone else seemingly achieving their dreams can easily result in your feeling pretty low. I obviously don’t want this to be a...

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The 24 hours before the race.. here's my timeline.. what is yours?

The 24 hours before the race.. here's my timeline.. what is yours?

Hey Everyone! Thank you all for the positive feedback about the club. I’ve really enjoyed putting it together and hopefully helping as many of you as possible reach your goals for the day.  

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Race Day Tips & Advice - London Marathon Edition!

Race Day Tips & Advice - London Marathon Edition!

Hello Everyone! Over the next few weeks I’ll be putting out some specific tips for the major Spring marathons in the UK.. London, Brighton, Manchester, Edinburgh and Liverpool. These are race specific.. I'll be posting general race day tips as well shortly.. This week I’m starting with London! I’ve been lucky enough to run it four times, twice for charity and twice by qualifying to run off the Championship start line for my club.  Earlier this week I made a video with all my tips.. so if you’d rather watch and see all the key London Marathon landmarks along the way then you...

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Running MORE THAN ONE MARATHON?!? Here's my quick guide to multiple marathoning!

Running MORE THAN ONE MARATHON?!? Here's my quick guide to multiple marathoning!

Hello Everyone!  I hope you’re having a good week, with all those running Brighton and Manchester now in taper mode, I’m sure the excitement is building! Let me know if you have any last minute questions? This week I wanted to have a chat about running multiple marathons, how to go about it, how to recover and what are the pros and cons of taking on such a feat. Have you done this? What worked for you between races? First off, I’m sure there will be many people out there who would say running more than one marathon per training cycle is not...

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