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TAKE TIME TO REFLECT

RECOVERY IS IMPORTANT BUT, AS MARA YAMAUCHI EXPLAINS, SOME REFLECTION ON YOUR ACHIEVEMENTS IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF MAKING PROGRESS

‘‘ IN THE 2008 Beijing Olympic marathon, where I finished sixth, my goal had been to just make the GB team and reach the Olympics. But as I improved, I found myself moving the goalposts and demanding more of myself. I should have been over the moon with my position after only aiming to make the team. But the tantalisingly close bronze medal – just 22 seconds ahead of me at the finish line – made me hungry for more and somehow dissatisfied with a performance that I should have been thrilled about.

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SPOTLIGHT 18 JESSICA ENNIS-HILL Pictorial tribute to the London 2012 Olympics heptathlon champion as she calls time on her career 28 TRACK AND FIELD TOURS The travel company celebrates 25 years of taking fans to athletics events worldwide ACTION 40 GREAT BIRMINGHAM RUN Andy Vernon and Elizeba Cherono take half-marathon victories PERFORMANCE 32 Sports science news 34 Mara Yamauchi’s ‘killer’ session 35 Take time to reflect and recover 36 Dietary planning for athletes 38 Products – all-weather shoes A BRIT ABROAD 24 ROAD REVISIONS Tim Hutchings argues that road racing needs an overhaul NEWS 6 Jessica Ennis-Hill retires 8 Toni Minichiello queries KJT split NEWS FOCUS 14 Volunteers and legends honoured at England Athletics awards in Birmingham PREVIEWS 56 Great South Run and World Masters, plus TV guide RESULTS & FIXTURES 44 Results round-up 57 What’s On – fixtures guide REGULARS 26 Your Say 30 Young Athlete 61 Quiz – test your athletics knowledge 62 Dip Finish