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Northern Soul is still doing RED January 2019

January 17, 2019 No Comments

It’s January. The weather is rubbish, the piggy bank is empty and we’re all feeling a little bit sluggish. It can also be the time of year where our mental health needs some TLC. Northern Soul’s Emma Yates-Badley has registered for RED January 2019, a community initiative that encourages people to support their mental health by doing something active every single day. Emma will be writing about her experience in a weekly blog. In partnership with independent mental health charity, Mind, RED January can provide a focus in a characteristically tough month, empowering you to start the year as you mean to go on. 

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“My mental health is at its best when I’m active.” Northern Soul does RED January

January 10, 2019 No Comments

It’s January. The weather is rubbish, the piggy bank is empty and we’re all feeling a little bit sluggish. It can also be the time of year where our mental health needs some TLC. Northern Soul’s Emma Yates-Badley has registered for RED January 2019, a community initiative that encourages people to support their mental health by doing something active every single day. Emma will be writing about her experience in a weekly blog. In partnership with independent mental health charity, Mind, RED January can provide a focus in a characteristically tough month, empowering you to start the year as you mean to go on. 

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Great North Run, image by Phil Pounder

Photo Gallery: Great North Run

September 11, 2017 Comments Off on Photo Gallery: Great North Run

Northern Soul’s North East Photographer Phil Pounder headed to the Great North Run, an annual UK half marathon which is now officially the biggest in the world.

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“I was determined not to wee in a bush”: Northern Soul’s Lyndsey Skinner tackles the Great North Run

September 23, 2016 Comments Off on “I was determined not to wee in a bush”: Northern Soul’s Lyndsey Skinner tackles the Great North Run

“To be honest, I’m knackered.”

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Ten marathons in ten days? The Brathay challenge

April 12, 2016 Comments Off on Ten marathons in ten days? The Brathay challenge

You have to be a running nutter to do the Brathay challenge (aren’t all runners nutters, I hear you say – fair point).

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Northern Sole: injury interrupts marathon training

February 4, 2015 Comments Off on Northern Sole: injury interrupts marathon training

In the second instalment of his marathon training blog, Northern Soul’s Drew Savage battles injury, embarks on physio and gets back on the road. 

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Northern Sole – Drew Savage’s Marathon Training Blog

January 3, 2015 Comments Off on Northern Sole – Drew Savage’s Marathon Training Blog

In marathon-running terms, this is the phoney war. I write this sitting at my desk at work in Salford Quays on my meal break, with nothing but a gentle ache from running the five kilometres to work earlier on and a sense of anticipation about the adventure that’s about to begin.

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