It’s quite rare that you can find real gemstones on your doorstep, but that’s exactly what happened when I went along to a peak performance workshop as part of the Love Marlow series of events. In case you didn’t know, Love Marlow is an initiative of Churches Together in Marlow, working in partnership with local community groups, businesses and the town council. Their vision is for Marlow to be a town in which life, love, and all that is good is held up and celebrated. This year the festival was packed with a wide range of activities – sports events, live music, art…

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The reason the half marathon has become my favourite distance is because it is a two-fold challenge: the distance needs to be conquered (it is long enough so that there is always a degree of unpredicatbility how things will play out no matter what you put in) and then there is the challenge of dictating a not so convenient pace for nearly two hours, which is quite taxing aerobically. It is a distance that a lot of people can conquer but only a few can run really well. Mo Farah has come an all-time close to running the Great North…

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