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Author Archives: Julian Lings

About Julian Lings

Powerman Duathlete, loves to train & race hard, competing on the World stage. Sheffield & Peak District are home, Team Accelerate Athlete. Accelerate

Going long at Ladybower

Despite running for almost 15 years, it’s been over a decade since my last official marathon. Indeed, the 2018 Ladybower Trail Marathon was my first ever off-road attempt at this distance. A venture into the unknown. To attempt this at … Continue reading

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Ladybower return

There are so many things that I love about racing. Big races, fast races, hard races, beautiful races. The opportunity to put yourself to the test and prove to yourself that those hard hours of training have yielded the results … Continue reading

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Sheffield Half Marathon 2018 – a lesson in pacing

When it comes to the best way to mentally approach a race, one of the greatest pieces of coaching advice I have ever been given is this, ‘Start logically, finish emotionally’ Emotion is certainly a powerful weapon to help drive … Continue reading

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Cortina Skyrace 2017

I’ve always loved the way that racing challenges you to get out of your comfort zone. Whether that be due to the physical demands or strains on mental resolve. I got a full throttle reminder of this at the recent … Continue reading

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Coping with injury

I count myself as being enormously fortunate not to have had to deal with a major injury since I began competing 8 years ago. Probably the most serious was a medial ligament strain after doing burpees with poor technique in … Continue reading

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