Five Peaks Challenge Update

So I did the Five Peaks Challenge today and to be honest, it was easier than I thought. I think if I do it again I may well do it in twice, starting and ending in Hampstead. I started today at Hampstead and this was perhaps the problem. Hampstead and Belsize are the deepest stations by…

Five Peaks Challenge

Marathon training is actually happening. It is not as regimented as Berlin but it is also not nonexistent like all the other marathons this year. I have a plan that allows for two runs in the week, two visits to the gym including cardio and a progressively long LSR. But with less of a race…

Movie Review : From Fat to Finish Line

I had seen the movie plugged on Twitter but did not know much about it until it appeared in my Netflix feed. So, after a coin toss (best of out 5) with Narcos (FFTFL won 3-2), it was decided. The premise is pretty simple. It follows a team of a dozen Americans from all over…

Stuff that’s been happening – some filler for between the races

It ain’t all showbiz here on RunnersKnees.com. Yes, there are times I am running amongst the lovely ladies of #UKRUNCHAT dressed as unicorns. There are times I am running abroad (Athens to come). But mostly I am dicking about London, going to the gym, planning races, organising giveaways and buying kit. After the wonderful fun…

Race Review : Bacchus Half Marathon

Or does a unicorn shit in the woods? History Far back in the ancient mists of time, before I joined #UKRUNCHAT, I bailed on a lot of races. One such race was Bacchus, a half marathon or full around the Denbies Wine Estate in Dorking, Surrey. Effectively our version of the Marathon du Medoc. It was…

Race Review: RAF Museum Spitfire 10K

I was not overly enamoured by the Spitfire 10K last year. I did not like the nasty North London road route. I did like the start and finish in the museum, and the medal, well, the medal was superb. I received a lot of positive feedback for it and  am sure that is why the…

Contest : Asics Gel Kayano 23s

Mazel tov! It has finally happened. “Matchmaker, Matchmaker, make me a match!” After four years of the RunnersKnees twitter account and blog the running supply shop and all round lovely peeps Runners Need finally said YES. Mazel tov! A marriage made in Heaven. And what a yes it is, for you, dear readers, get to…

This Idiot’s Guide to the Majors

The Abbott World Marathon Majors are the six largest and most renowned 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,…