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Michael Briggs


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Five races down, one to go…

That’s it. It’s done. All I can do now is wait. Sunday marked the final race in my training calendar before the Great North Run, I’ve never felt so ready for...

2 weeks ago

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Great North City Games 2017

You may have seen them on the television at the IAAF World Champions in London, so how about seeing them up, close and personal…for free. The Great North Run weekend is a...

2 weeks ago

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Running Blind – My Greatest Challenge

On Saturday morning, I awoke with a tinge of nerves, excitement and emotion. I’ve been building towards this moment and, although it would only be 5K, it would be my...

2 weeks ago

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Sir Mo – The Inspiration

Last week’s IAAF World Championships in London came to a spectacular close, as we all said our goodbyes to two superstars that have revolutionised track and field. Usain...

2 weeks ago

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My Great North Run 2017

It’s been and gone. One of the most iconic races on my running calendar has, again, been ticked off my list as I have completed my THIRD Simplyhealth Great North...

2 weeks ago

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5 Reasons Why You Need Trail Running In Your Life

Winter’s coming. The dark nights are here. You’re putting on the lights at 7pm, there’s more of a nip in the air, and for many of you, this is where running is...

2 weeks ago

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Three Fitness Annoyances

Three things. Three annoying things. I get it, fitness is a stress relief, a lifestyle or something to do when work is not involved. But I’ve been around the block, for...

2 weeks ago

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…is this thing on?

I know, I know – I’ve not blogged for a while! My blogging game has been poor recently, I’ve simply not been inspired or even when I’ve thought about...

2 weeks ago

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Reviewing My Blaydon Race

It’s almost been a week since the magical Blaydon Races arrived and I’m still buzzing from my performance.  Running so close to sub-40 has been the barrier I...

2 weeks ago

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London 2017: Ones To Watch

Oh man, I can’t wait! The IAAF World Championships are here and London will be the host city, welcoming the world’s best athletes, as we’ll see them run fast,...

2 weeks ago

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Running Challenge: Running Home For Christmas

I love a challenge, me, absolutely love them. Whether it’s training for an event or trying something new with sessions to provide a test, nothing leaves me content than...

11 months ago

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The One With The Running Awards

For what feels like a lifetime ago since nominations went live, tonight the window closed to cast your vote for the prestigious Running Awards 2017. Firstly, to those that voted,...

11 months ago

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My First Trail Run

Ever since I started running, I’ve always wondered about trying trail running. At first, I thought that it was a waste of time, “why would I want to run in a forest...

12 months ago

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When I Met Paula & Aly

Almost two weeks ago, almost, my iPhone pinged with a message notification. When I looked at who it was from, I had to do a double take – it was from 2016 Olympian, Aly...

12 months ago

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Building A Runner: Week 8 & 9

I’m slacking in this, aren’t I? Yes, yes, I know, I’ve doubled weeks into one blog post and there is a very good reason for this – time, I’ve simply...

12 months ago

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Building A Runner: Week 6 & 7

Okay, I’ll hold my hands up, I slacked for week six but I have a perfectly good reason and you may have seen it on social media – I was sick. Yep, the dreaded Winter...

1 year ago

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REVIEW: Halo II Headband

Back in June, received a wonderful little package from a company that’s changing the way we use running accessories, particularly, headgear – that company is Halo...

1 year ago

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How I Started Running

Before all this, the blog, the channel, my love for running, I was a sprinter. A sprinter who loathed long distance running, would look away whenever it was on the TV or would...

1 year ago

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Building A Runner: Week Five

What started off so positively, ended in an almost disaster with training. A change in gym routine and a tiny increase of mileage told me that I’m getting close to full...

1 year ago

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5 Things I Love About Winter Running

The dark nights are HERE! Yes, it’s that time of the year when the hi-viz clothing and long tights are dusted down in time to cure the fix of the colder runs. For me, winter...

1 year ago

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