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                           My Running Diary’s

I started Running in 1984. After my first fun run when I got my medal I got the bug

because I had never achieved anything before. I joined East Cheshire Harrier’s and started training for a good Marathon time, within 2yrs I had broke 3hrs for a Marathon.

            Highlight of my Running Year’s

1.      Breaking the 3hr barrier for the Marathon

2.      Marathon PB of 2hrs 53mins at London

                         3.    Doing a Relay with a group of Runners from Stalybridge England to Armentieres France in Four Day’s.

London Marathon PB.

                        A weekly page from my running diary for 1989.Three week’s prior to London.

                        2nd April 1989.

2ml jog before Wilmslow Half Marathon. Weather very wet and cold, felt

miserable before race start. Set off very fast 5mins.30secs for 1st mile. At 5miles time was 28mins.55sec got lazy at 6mls. Cold head winds. At 8mls got going again. At 10mls time was 60mins.5secs. Started to stride out finished with PB 79mins.33secc. Pleased.

Total Daily Miles. 15.

                        3rd April 1989.

                        3mls jog to work. 7mls home 53mins.

Total Daily Miles. 10.

                        4th April 1989.

                        3mls jog + 3mls jog. Really down today. Missed the Harriers training.

Total Daily Miles. 6.

                        5th April 1989.

                        20mls. Set off in a don’t want to mood and was scared I might cut it short. Eased off to make sure I did the 20mls. Weather wet and cold. Time 2hrs.38mins.

Total Daily Miles. 20.

                        6th April 1989.

                        3mls jog + 3mls jog. Harriers track format: 4 Runners doing 100mtrs relay, then pairs doing 400mtrs, then back to 4 Runners doing 300mtrs. 1hr session = 6mls.

Total Daily Miles. 12.

                        7th April 1989.

                        6mls. Am I winding down to much?

Total Daily Miles. 6

                        8th April 1989.

                        Rest. Oldham Half Marathon tomorrow.

Total Weekly Miles. 69

                        London Marathon. PB.

                        Set off from hotel 07.30. Got to start area and in the “pen” for super vet’s which helps (Sub 3hrs for this) all our own amenities, and right on the start line. Ideal weather condition’s.  Ran 1st Mile 6mins.20secs. 5mls in 31mins.  Got a blister at 7mls.  10 mls in 1hr. 2mins.  Half-way in 1hr. 22mins. No problems so far at Sixteen Miles I was flying.  Got a stitch at 17mls so I stuggled for 3mls.  At 20mls time was 2hrs. 07mins. So time is OK, so I mentally dug in and kept stride going, crowds were brilliant, they really pull you through.  Got to the bottom of Mall in 2hrs.43mins, had to talk to myself to push on, kept saying it’s got to hurt, quads very sore.  What a time 2hrs. 52mins. 46secs. Not hurt tis much since my first Marathon.

France Relay.

            We use to go to Armentieres regularly, and in 1989 we were asked to do

something to celebrate 35yrs of twinning with the Two Town’s. So we decided to do a relay.

  Day 1. Stalybridge to Birmingham. 89 Mile’s

  Day 2. Birmingham to London. 109 Mile’s

  Day 3. London to Dover. 98 Mile’s

  Day 4. Calais to Armentieres. 80 Mile’s

            Total Miles 382

  People involved

  Here is a list of the people involved in the relay and need putting in stone for prosperity!

  RUNNERS                                 DRIVERS                                       HELPERS

            Stella Boam.                               Chris Hardman.                           Glen Hillier.

Stuart Bragg.                              David Butterworth.                     Andrea Kelly.        

Alan Carroll.                                David Dawson                             Helen Travis.

John Harrod.          

            Tony Hillier.                               MASSEUSE.

Glen Hillier                                  Karen Probert

Harry Kelly.

            Ian Lawton.

            Nina Lewis.

            David Salmon.

Lee Sidebottom.

Colin Timpson.

Stuart Timpson.

George Travis.

Peter Hawley.

Ian Brailsford.

My Present Status:

I am training very hard for the Tour Of Tameside, which is a full week of mixed distance and terrain races in the last week of full July 2000.  I have been doing about 60- 80 Miles per week fo the last 6 weeks.

I am hoping to come out of the tour and keep going for:

The Race The Train, and a good Manchester Marathon, sub 3hrs?

I am hoping to put more info in here if my web page’s get off the ground.


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Details About This Page.

Hi and Welcome.

 My name is Tony Hillier. I have been Running since 1984 and I have a lot of long distance experience. I am hoping this page will help and generate contact’s and advice from other Runner’s

 I must stress that I am not a coach or qualified in any way, this is just a page really for contacting other Runner’s and sharing their advice. Also the contact addresses will be on open display and will not be private.