Running: Chicago Marathon 2019

Chicago Marathon 2019

Everything from the expo, to the start line, during the race and the finish line!

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Running: Great North Run 2018

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Last year I fell back in love with the Great North Run and it made me realise I could push harder with my running. So from that I did the Run Everyday in January challenge, Manchester and London Marathon’s in April and then the Sunderland half marathon and Gateshead 10k. Two events that I have added to my yearly events list. So in the build up towards this years Great North Run I was feeling tired. That is the easiest way to sum up how I have been over the past two months. July and August were a struggle as my legs always felt heavy when I was out running. Something I was so gutted about as in June I was back down to running 8:30 minute miles over long distances.

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Transfer: Cristiano Ronaldo (Juventus)

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Cristiano Ronaldo has completed his move from Real Madrid to Juventus at the age of 33. Showing that he has no plans of slowing down for the final stages of his playing career, signing a four year deal I very much think that means we will be seeing him in the next World Cup in 2022. That is a truly fantastic thought really, in his press conference he had a little dig at the players at this age who go to Qatar or China. So it is great to see this legendary player still actually wants to play at the very top level!

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World Cup: Croatia 2-1 England

Croatia 2 (Perišić, 68. Mandžukić, 109) – 1 England (Trippier 5)

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Transfer: Mikel Merino (Real Sociedad)

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Mikel Merino has returned to Spain in a deal between £10-12m and signed a 5-year contract with Real Sociedad a club that is only 50 miles away from his hometown. Leaving Newcastle United after showing amazing promise in his first few games, but then looked to be left out more and more towards the end of the season. At 22 years old I am sure he will still progress a lot further in his career and wish him well for this move. A little bit of a shame having only spent one season on Tyneside.

Transfer: Kenedy (Newcastle)

Some fantastic transfer news was eventually announced for Newcastle United this morning after a few days of speculation and Kenedy posting videos looking at the Tyne Bridge from a Quayside place. We have the player in the shirt! The new shirts as well.

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Transfer: Steven Taylor (Wellington Phoenix)

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Former Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor has signed for New Zealand side Wellington Phoenix. Making over 200 appearances for Newcastle, since leaving in 2016 Steven had a brief stint at American side Portland Timbers and has played for Ipswich Town and Peterborough United before making his new move at the age of 32. Capped at England youth level and up to U21s, I always enjoyed seeing his progress after breaking through as a teenager.

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World Cup: Sweden 0-2 England

Sweden 0-2 England (Maguire 30, Dele 58)

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NUFC: Away Kit 2018/19 Season

This amazing strip has officially been announced today even though it was leaked a couple of weeks ago which in all honesty was very exciting considering it is a total throwback to the 1995/1996 season!

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World Cup 2018: England 6-1 Panama

England cruise to a historic win in their highest ever World Cup game with a stunning first half display against Panama. Scoring an incredible 5 goals in the first half with some fantastic play and even better set pieces. Harry Kane becoming only the third ever England player to score a hat trick in the tournament as well.

England 6 (Stones 8, 40. Kane 22, 45+1, 62. Lingard 36 ) -1 Panama (Baloy 78)

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