Great Manchester RunA week to go now until Manchester 10k. This will be my first road outing over the distance this year and I’m aiming to improve on 10th place finish from last year’s event.

Pete and the guys at Nova have organised a top quality field so I should have a great opportunity to test myself. On Sunday I will have been down from altitude for just over two weeks, which, according to the experts, is the first chance to reap the benefits.

Off out for a long, relaxed Sunday run now. Going to go solo today so that I can rehearse a few options over in my head for next week.

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