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Eddie Whittaker: Training for a 2.29 marathon
Uttoxeter's Eddie Whittaker was for a long time one of North Staffordshire most competitive distance runners. This is an extract from his training diary in 1987 where over 6 months he improved his marathon time from 2 hours 38 minutes to 2 hours 29 minutes with many...
Robert Deakin: Training for a win at the 2000 Manchester Marathon
Many thanks to Robert Deakin for providing this extract of his training diaries. I hope it gives an insight into the level of training required to perform at this level. In addition to details of his runs and training sessions Rob gives his thoughts on how he felt...
Roger Taylor: Training for a podium place at the Mourne Way Ultra Marathon
This article describes the background to Roger Taylor’s entry to the race, and the specific training he employed to finish 3rd at the 2019 Mourne Way Ultra Marathon.
John Danahay: Training to win a trail marathon race aged 52
Specific training for the 2014 Montane Rivington Trail Marathon which High Performance Runner founder and coach John Danahay won outright aged 52.
Hills will make you a better runner
No matter what event you are targeting, hills have a place in your training programme. From incorporating them into your steady runs to specific hill sessions this article identifies the best fit for your training needs.
Don’t panic if you need to take a break from running!
It is natural for most runners to panic when they need time off from running, whatever the cause of that break. This is even more the case if they are preparing for a goal event that a break in training interferes with, but even applies to holidays and other planned...
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All we need to do is train them properly.”