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Reflecting on the year - The E Factor!

Posted by jcreane@btinternet.com on December 28, 2021 at 8:00 AM Comments comments (0)

As athletes we can become masters of reflection. We analyse how we feel often on a daily basis. We awake in the morning and look for the signs. Can I move across the landing? Is there any tightness? Are there aches and pains? Has the sore throat got better? How am I feeling on the run, during an effort etc etc..?

The list is endless, but we do indeed reflect and analyse throughout each 365 days or so. It's what we do. And on reflection its not easy living with oneself or easy for those ...

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The Shoe Debate - Is this a good thing?

Posted by jcreane@btinternet.com on April 13, 2021 at 12:55 AM Comments comments (0)

I don't think we can question that developments in shoes in  recent times, have not affected performance. They have.

In my opinion, the change they have made is far and beyond anything I have seen in my time. That time is of course relatively short in athletics!

On a world stage we have seen big improvements particularly on the road, but my own personal experience is that they have also affected the sub elite runners to a great degree too. So suddenly 32 min 10k runners are r...

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Night of the 10000m 21st May 2016

Posted by jcreane@btinternet.com on May 24, 2016 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Night of 10000m


Incorporating English & British Championships


Saturday 21st May 2016


Venue Parliament Hill Track, Hampstead Heath, London



The Night of the 10000m event at Parliament Hill track certainly lived up to my expectations. Definitely a great event and well organised. It certainly brought some excitement to racing, as my own personal opinion is that racing has gone particularly stale (for a wh...

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Halberg/Scott - A comparison

Posted by jcreane@btinternet.com on August 24, 2015 at 4:10 AM Comments comments (0)

BOOK 'A Clean Pair of Heels' (Murray Halberg)

Co written with Garth Gilmour, this book is a fascinating memoir of one of the great Lydiard athletes, Murray Halberg.

BOOK 'Scottie' written by Norman Harris

The era of the 1950s and 1960s is often looked at as a romantic time when viewing distance running. So many stars and heroes that captured the imagination of future generations. Indeed, what have we been captured by in the most recent decades? The pu...

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Lydiard UK a Great Success

Posted by jcreane@btinternet.com on August 20, 2015 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (0)

The Lydiard Foundation conducted their first training clinic in the UK back in March.

It was led by Lorraine Moller (4 time Olympian). It was a wonderful collection of people learning about the Lydiard principles of training. A great weekend was had by all. We now have more affiliated Lydiard Coaches out there taking their new and improved knowledge to the various training arenas of Ireland and the UK.

Another clinic is being scheduled for later in the year. Current thinking is Oc...

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