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Hi! I’m Matt. Welcome to my running blog!

I’m just your regular hard working Yorkshireman who happens to have a passion for running.

I started running to give me a release from the daily stresses of managing a busy IT function in a fast changing financial services sector, finally putting my mental health and wellbeing first.  As if my full-time role wasn’t enough, being a motivated and ambitious Yorkshireman I committed to undertaking a 3 year part-time MSc in Strategic Leadership at Loughborough University to further my career.  Safe to say running is my safe haven, distracting me temporarily from the mental fatigue of daily life.

My first competitive race was a 10k in Huddersfield back in 2014. I got the running bug pretty quick and have just recently (2019) joined the Northowram Pumas running club.

My blog is about running, plain and simple.  I post about my training, races, progress and any tips I’ve come across.

You can follow me on Strava, Garmin, TwitterInstagram and Plotaroute.

Thanks for visiting…

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“Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it.”

Oprah Winfrey
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