Tag Archives: Athletics

Running Rings Around Relays

Jon, Liz and I headed off to Mile End Stadium for our 4x100m and 4 x 400m relays. As ever we were coached by the excellent Richard Houlihan and Craig Lacy. After the usual extensive warm up we began to … Continue reading

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The Pole Vault – Time to overcome my fear and commit

When I started my challenge there were 4 events that filled me with fear : horse riding ; gymnastics ; the high dive ; and the pole vault. I’m slowly working my way through them and, last Wednesday, it was … Continue reading

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The Heights Of High and Triple Jump

One of the interesting things about doing 110 events is that inevitably you have to do a number of them simultaneously – and the impact upon your body can be quite intriguing. Last week I went for a training run … Continue reading

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My First Hurdle

Jon and I went back to Sutcliffe Park for our hurdles events. As ever the coaching was provided by Richard Houlihan and Craig ‘Bring the Noise’ Lacy from GLL. Before we went over our first hurdle Richard had us warming up for … Continue reading

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Hammer and Discus – I’d Definitely Like A Few More Throws

Jon and I went down to Sutcliffe Park in South London for our hammer and discus training with Craig Lacy and Richard Houlihan. Craig got the discus session of to a good start by telling us that discus throwers don’t really … Continue reading

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Shot Put and Javelin – It’s not like throwing a cricket ball

Jon and I went back to Mile End stadium to meet up with the good folk from GLL – Mick Barlow, Richard Houlihan and Craig Lacy. Craig is GLL’s top throwing coach and one of the top ten javelin throwers … Continue reading

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