Becoming a Run Leader Written by Simon Linklater - 9th February 2020 “Where’s John” enquired a confused looking Krista. “What do you mean, where’s John?” I replied, despite it being a fairly straight forward question. “He disappeared,” Krista replied. Leading a group of Hastings Runners. In case you are wondering, John isn't [...]
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Hastings Runners Awards Night Written by Simon Linklater - 25th January 2020 For me running has never been about winning. It never will be. I run for friendship, to become a better version of myself and hopefully inspire others. So to earn the respect of my friends and peers at the Hastings Runners [...]
Training Plan #4 The Goal: Run a Half Marathon PB Runner: Simon Linklater Weeks: 12 Runs Per Week: 6 My fitness is the best it's ever been. I was averaging around 70km a week on my last plan. I want up that slightly and have replaced one of my two [...]
Christmas Pudding Dash ENTER Race Summary How many opportunities do you get to dress up like Santa or some other delightful Christmas themed fancy dress and splash your way through puddles and mud without being judged? Not many I'm guessing. The Pudding Dash is a fun event held each year [...]
Higher State Trail Jacket Product: Jacket Brand: Higher State Model: Waterproof Trail Jacket Cost: £39.99 Reviewed by: Simon Linklater Summary: My favourite running top bar none for the winter months. Keeps me super warm on those cold winter days and keeps the rain off. I highly recommend this [...]
Train Smart with Friends 7 days ago I took one look at the upcoming weather forecast, let out a sigh and muttered a single word to myself. That word consisted of 4 letters, ending in K and beginning with F. I had 5 runs to plan. 70km in total. For the [...]
Track Sessions It’s the last week in November. A Monday. A dark, cold, wet Monday. I’m tired, winter skin has taken hold and they’ve already started playing christmas songs on the radio. Twats. I should be grumpy. But in fact I’m happy, cos I’m off to track. I love track sessions. Gliding around the bend [...]
80/20 Running Author: Matt Fitzgerald Tagline: Run Stronger and Race Faster by Training Slower Pages: 252 Review by: Simon Linklater Summary: 80% of your training should be done at an easy pace. Are you convinced? Yes? Then do it. No? Then read this book and you soon will be. Running doesn’t have to [...]
Garmin Forerunner 235 Product: GPS Watch Brand: Garmin Model: Forerunner 235 Cost: £149.99 Reviewed by: Simon Linklater Summary: I love my new watch. A great battery life (up to 11 hours in GPS mode). Upload races quickly and easily. So many great features including my favourite, smart notifications. [...]
Beckley 10K Date: 3rd November 2019 Start: Beckley Village Hall (TN31 6RL) Cost: £16 Terrain: Road Elevation: 158 meters Summary: A challenging 10K. Superby organised by the excellent team at Nice Work. Not a race to run a 10K PB. Unless your surname is Norris. [...]