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Tom Lancashire Blog

Tom Lancashire
Yesss - my Christmas shopping is done!!


16 December 2009

GB 1500m man Tom Lancashire shares his joy of Christmas shopping with the nation and asks if mince pies can count as his five a day.

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Welcome to my Blog

User AvatarPosted by Site Administrator at 7/4/2009 8:41:48 AM

Hello everyone and welcome to my blog. My name is Tom Lancashire, but I’m guessing you already knew that if you’re reading this. Anyway, let me tell you a bit about myself. I recently graduated from university in America, where I had been studying and living in Florida. I have since upgraded and now live in glorious Bolton.


There’s no Disney World but otherwise it’s basically the same. I have two house mates, who go by the names of Mum and Dad. They’re pretty cool but they don’t let me stay out late sometimes which is a bit annoying. I like eating out, eating in, eating in general, going to the cinema with my mate Kez, playing xbox with my mate Kez, going to watch Manchester United play, and sitting in Starbucks with a grande Caramel Macchiato and my laptop trying to look cool as I write my blog.


Oh and when I have time I do a bit of running too. You might find as you read my posts that I’m not like most runners (most distance runners at least), in that I don’t actually like to talk about running too much, but I’m hoping you can get an insight into what I do and how I roll.


Last year I realised a massive life-long dream of mine by running in the Olympics in Beijing. I competed in the 1500m. Well, I say competed, but the fact is that I was actually a bit disappointed with my race. But on the plus side, it’s given me a new perspective on what I have to do as a professional athlete and made me hungrier than ever to succeed.


Right now I’m coming off quite a productive winter of training with some decent results from the cross country season, culminating in a 4th place in the Inter-Counties. I was also the highest placed person named Tom in that race, but I don’t like to brag so I won’t mention that.


I always like this time of year because the training starts to become more track-specific, and you find yourself getting more and more excited about the track season ahead. It’s also a nice break from running endless loops around a dimly-lit car park at the City of Manchester Stadium which, without sugar-coating it, is every bit as boring as it sounds.


Anyway, I’ll keep you posted of my progress throughout the year. I hope you enjoy reading this as much as I enjoy writing it.


Take it easy, and if it’s easy take it twice.



  • At 2:40 PM on 21/4/2009,
    jon barnes wrote:
    good luck with the season tom, made me day when i spoke to you at inter-counties in march =] all the best
  • At 9:08 AM on 9/4/2009,
    Alice Sayles wrote:
    Glorious Bolton- My hometown- the best place ever !!!

    Good luck this season :)
  • At 8:11 AM on 9/4/2009,
    Andy Oldham wrote:
    Quote of the year on this website

    " but I’m hoping you can get an insight into what I do and how I roll "

    All the way from the mean streets of Bolton.

    On a serious note, all the best for the season mate, no reason why you cant run 3.32/3. Potential to go under 3.30 in near future?
  • At 6:55 PM on 8/4/2009,
    | wrote:
    Your my hero
  • At 6:54 PM on 8/4/2009,
    | wrote:
  • At 8:17 PM on 7/4/2009,
    Jamie wrote:
    Cool, Tom. Looking forward to reading and watching your progress this season. Best of luck with everything dude.