Author Archives: James Clay

Foam Rolling For The Mind

We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. As runners we are acutely aware of our physical health, in fact many of us run to try and improve physical health. We are aware of every niggle … Continue reading

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A short note on why running is ace.

Humans have a deep-rooted and innate need to measure themselves against a spurious set of metrics or values, almost always setting unachievable goals for success. I can give you a few examples… No matter what car you drive you will … Continue reading

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The 150th parkrun that wasn’t…

Today should have been my 150th parkrun, but I walked off the course halfway through. Today, for the first time, my mental strength was just as poor as my physical fitness and I just couldn’t find a reason to keep … Continue reading

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Cheltenham parkrun Podcast

As part of the 5th birthday celebrations for Cheltenham parkrun I got together with Event Directors Malc and Simon to chat about the history of our event, the triumphs and challenges and what the future may hold. You can take … Continue reading

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40 Before 40: #15 Take a yoga class

As a runner and coach I understand the benefits of being bendy, of maintaining flexibility and the role yoga can play in being a better athlete. I’d never really tried it though and certainly wasn’t any good! I’d tried to … Continue reading

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