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,…

Race Review – Shakespeare Raceway Autumn Marathon

The Prelude You know it is going to be a good one when this many of the 160 registered marathon runners don’t bother to turn up. And now… “To PB or not PB, that is the question.”  This race would not have ever been on my calendar if things had turned out well at Gravesend…

Race Review – The Swiss City Marathon, Lucerne

I do love Switzerland, he says, making the heart sign with his thumbs and fingers over his sternum. The last time I was here in the mountains of Zermatt I enjoyed, if that is the correct term, my second DNF of the year. But I often say that you are not defined by your last…

Race Review – The Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon

The Preamble (To be read in the style of Sean Bean) As I write this, I am absolutely bloody jiggered, but stay till end and you’ll see for why. I was in a Twitter DM group made up of the #UKRUNCHAT peeps who ran the Tatton Half when it was suggested that I should run…

Obligatory Race Photos – The RB Hull Marathon

Ordinarily for a race I just post the race photos a couple of days later. With the debacle of Hull Marathon that is not possible. At the moment we have the following links – the photos are not in one place, and niot tagged. So to find if you are in a set of photos…

Hull Marathon Supplemental – A giant clusterf@#k over the photos

It all went so well and I had happily recommended the Hull Marathon to my readership on the basis the race was good, well organised, on a fun route, and was amply supported and marshaled. There were good and unique features that I liked: the Humber Bridge, the running track with the 100m timed sprint…

Race Review – the RB Hull Marathon

The Hull Marathon will take place 2 years to the day from my first, the 42nd Berlin Marathon, and will be my 13th so far. 13 marathons in two years? Unlucky for some, but will it be for me? We shall see. But first the preamble. Ok, the fun and games are over. (Puts on…

Race Review – Bacchus Half Marathon

What is Bacchus? Named after our favourite Roman god (of agriculture, and more importantly booooze) the Bacchus half marathon and marathon takes place in early September at the Denbies wine estate in Surrey (near Dorking). It is the English Marathon du Medoc and similarly involves hundreds of runners and walkers in fancy dress completing the…