This Idiot’s Guide to the Majors

The Abbott World Marathon Majors are the six largest and most renown marathons in the World: London, Berlin, Tokyo, New York, Boston and Chicago. Their mission statement is simple and to the point; “to provide global leadership in elite and mass participation events” through the management and organisation of what we term “the majors.” As…

Race Review: The BBC Running Club Regent’s Park 10K

I really need to get back on it. With King (urgh!), Stones (sobs uncontrollably) and Punk Run (meh!) weighing on me I needed the next race to be better. I was hoping that the BBC Running Club 10K had everything I needed in a recovery race: It is short, only a 10K It is local,…

Race Review: The Saxon Viking Norman Punk Run 6 Hour Ultra

Time to put the Stones demons to rest with the next race. I have said it before to many people who have had bad races. Your last race does not define you, your next race does. And so I really hope this one makes me feel happier and more proud than the last. This will…

DVD Review – The Montane Spine Race

After the kick in the ass of the last two races I have been coming around to the idea of just going balls out crazy and pushing myself to my limits to regain what I have lost. Hell! I may even start training at some point. I signed up for not only Race to the…

The Run the Boroughs 160K Moosenshoes Challenge – my 5K of it

Now is the time to start breaking out the superlatives. For Melissa’s (@moosenshoes) epic #RunTheBoroughs challange for Crisis UK, the homeless charity. Okay, so I think we open this bag of awesome and drop how… excellent, magnificent, wonderful, glorious, marvellous, brilliant, and the greatest she has been over the last two days. For those of us who ran with her, joining her…

Running the Boroughs : The Moosenshoes London Challenge

Crazy American. Two words that go so well together. And can be used to describe Melissa aka @Moosenshoes who has set herself a challenge to run all the London boroughs over a two day period for CrisisUK. “Crisis is determined to end homelessness. They help homeless people rebuild their lives through their ground breaking services and they campaign…

Post Stones – the Body Stats

I use the Boditrax machine at the gym and today, the day after the day of Stones I went to the gym and did a light upper body workout with some very recumbent bike. Interested to see what the race did to me. So here are the before and afters. And with stats like that…

Race Review : Race to the Stones 100K Ultra Marathon

It is the day after the day (night and day) before and I am going to try to best describe the Race to the Stones 100K ultra without sobbing into my keyboard or shivering in a corner, rocking gently repeatedly muttering to myself “you weren’t there, man, you weren’t there. The endless dark, the fields, the…

Obligatory Race Photo : Race to the King

It had just been raining. It was around mile 20 and I had only seen one other photographer. I was bundled up in my rain jacket with the hood up. When I saw the guy I quickly opened my jacket and made sure you  could see my number. Glad I did too as there was…

Race Review : The Vodafone Race to the King Marathon

Intro This weekend was something a little different. Well, something a lot different actually. The Race to the King Ultramarathon/Marathon weekend gives the “lucky” participants chance to run or walk a single and double marathon through the South Downs snaking from Arundel to Winchester. And this would become my fourth marathon,  third marathon in three months this…

Race Review: The Go Dad Run 10K Southwark Park

This Father’s Day the original plan was to run the Shrewsbury Half, the UKRUNCHAT organised and marshalled event somewhere in the Midlands. But, after the ankle injury sustained three weeks ago I had to cancel that trip and rest up. Sleeping in a boot, exercises, pain killers and NO running at all since the London…