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Race Report: Age UK Wrap Up & Run 10k 01/03/2015

Thankfully the rain stayed off as we approached Tatton Park. However it was cold and very windy. This was the first race for me since last June so I did not know what time to expect but hoped I’d get under the hour today.Elane, Matt, Denis and Liz at th...

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Race Report: Great North West Half Marathon 22/02/2015

What better thing to do on a very windy, rainy, cold day in February than go to Blackpool and run a half marathon!Before the race – visualizing the finishThe half marathon was very well organised by Fylde Coast Running, there was ample parking, toilets ...

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Race Report: Knype Pool 5m 23/02/2015

Biddulph Running Club, held there annual 'Knypersley Pool 5 Mile Race' on Sunday 22nd February. It's a trail run which follows a path around Knypersley pool reservoir, then climbs up to the top off Biddulph moor, before returning around the  reservoir to...

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Race Report: Osmotherley Trail Marathon 15/02/2015


Well they call it a marathon but it is actually 29.3 miles of sheer brutality. 
In typical Hardmoors fashion I loaded the camper with wife and dog and set off to stay a little way from the town of Osmotherly in a place called Boroughbridge.  Much of th...

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Race Report: Parbold Hill Race 15/02/2015

Yesterday Denis and I did the Parbold Hill Race. This takes place near Parbold, Wigan. 
Was a very enjoyable event with great comradery amongst the runners, although it was challenging. We gathered at a tiny village school, then about 450+ runners set of...

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