Race Review – Saxon Viking Norman Gothic Challenge

How many Goths does it take to change a lightbulb? None, they like to embrace the darkness. Maybe it will become a bit of a thing. Last year, to set the mental pace for the year’s running I took in the “delights” of Deal and completed the Saxon Viking Norman Cakeathon as my first marathon…

Race Review – Street Child Craft Half

Alcohol and running: Discuss. That seems to be a good enough starting point. There are numerous races that link our love of running and our love of alcohol. The two have gone hand in hand for me over the years. We have boozy meet ups before and after races, there are booze themed Virtual Medals…

The Coach Question

What do you want from your running? Well that is a tricky question, Darren, thanks for starting this at the bottom of a sheer incline. For me, I want to finish races well, healthy, not destroyed and to do so I can either train and be in great shape, or put in a little less…

Race Review – Victoria Park 10K

Every year I spend months creating a race calendar that, I promise, I try to stick to. Inevitably it all goes a little off piste and the dozen races I started the year with turns into 2  dozen or more. This year I tried to do the same as I always do, I booked myself…

Race Review – Olympic Park 10K

History I rarely run the same race twice. It would need to be 1. Super quick (like Vicky Park), 2. Crazy fun  (Bacchus dressed as unicorns and drinking booze), or 3. So convenient it would lazy not to (Regents Park). After the year I got a shoe bag and no bling at the Serpies New…

2017 – A Running Year in Review

Following on from the progress, if that is the correct term, made in 2016 (100K ultra and 6 marathons) I wanted 2017 to be an even bigger year. The big race, the A race that would be my target was the Berlin Wall 100 Miler, a curious and relatively unknown event but one that has…

Race Review – Phoenix Running Year End Marathon

If you don’t know Phoenix Running you should go and make yourself aware now. Go. Go on. I will wait. Go. Skedaddle. The premise is similar to the Saxon Viking Norman races with the promise of epic bling for being able to endure themed multiple lap races. This race being 4 laps of 3.3 mile there…

Race Review – Bovington Marathon

LET THERE BE MUD or… “Cry ‘Havoc!’, and let slip the dogs of war I had originally planned to run the inaugural Dorchester Marathon (organised by White Star Running) but due to conflicts and injuries I had to reschedule. The good and kind people at WSR were lovely enough to allow me to swap races (as…

Race Review : Royal Parks Series – Regents Park 10K

The Regents Park 10K. A 10K? A festive 10K at that? Where did this come from? I am guessing this was one of those impulsive race entries (see RTTT, Barcelona Marathon, Lucerne, Vienna, Yorkshire, well, virtually my whole race calendar)  where I get embroiled in a twitter conversation and before long found myself signing up…

Race Review – Relativity Run, Margate

I am just going to leave this here for a while… Down to Margate. You can stick your Costa Brava, I think I’d really rather have a day down Margate with all the family. And not even down to Margate on a weekend. oh no! Due to arsing up Bowieathon, Comrades, Zermatt and, most recently,…

Race Review : Herts Half, Knebworth

Looking back into the mists of time I found that I signed up for the Herts Half back in July. I think it was about this time that the Katzenjammers were looking at a race we could all run. With me at Hull, Baz and JK at Chicago, Baz, JK, Clare and Kaya at Beachy,…