Race Review – Chicago Marathon

Coming into Chicago I bailed on two races. Ealing half, the same day as the Berlin Marathon, because it was tipping down and I didn’t want to get sick and want to ruin my chances of a 3rd major in 4 years, and the inaugural London Ultra the week before. 55K across London? It would…

Race Review – XNRG Tring Ultra

Intro Tring Ultra will be my 3rd Extreme Energy race. Pilgrims was my first ultra of the year. The Devils challenge (3 marathons in 3 days) is the first race I added to my already growing 2020 race calendar. Amersham Ultra was my first 50K in March last year, and Tring will now be my…

209 Events Bacchus Half Marathon (3rd Running)

Mostly I do not go back to races. Sure there are exclusions, I ran Athens Marathon twice, 2020 will be my third running of Green Man Ultra, but mostly I run races just the once, and then look for something new. After all, there are so many to choose from. One of the further exceptions…

Race Review – South Coast Challenge (55K)

Intro The South Coast Challenge Ultra is a one or two day event running along (you guessed it) the south coast. Day one is from Eastbourne to Brighton, and day two from Brighton to Arundel with a 23K option for those who wanted a taster. On my quest for the 100MC I decided on the…

Parkrun!

Am cataloging my parkrun adventure as I try (slowly) to work my way up to 50, 100 and beyond parkruns. I am enjoying the tourism aspects mostly, so will be reviewing the runs as I do them and republishing as I do. D ALEXANDRA PALACE (LONDON) BROCKWELL (LONDON) BUSHY (THE ORIGINAL – HAMPTON WICK) CLAPHAM…

Race Review – The Serpent Trail Ultra

This one was not on the radar. I’d not even heard of it. Of all the runners I know only 3 had run this before, Alison (@menagerie42) in 2017 and Ally (@photogirlruns) and Helen (@poorepurr) last year. It is a relatively new race, RD’d by Freedom Running that snakes its way down the Serpent trail…

Race Review – Beat the Boat 10K Windsor (Second Running)

Windsor is one of those lovely places in the country where you just have a good time surrounded by buildings steeped in history, a castle backdrop, and, thankfully, plenty of races. I have raced here a bit. My recent Threshold London Trails marathon and ultra finished here, Eton Dorney lake, home of the Olympic rowing,…

Race Review – The Wall

The Northern Curse This is a thing. If anyone knows me and my rubber duck collection, that is NOT a thing. The Northern Curse is. Every time I plan a hefty race or two in the North I get sick. I blame the contractors I work with. They do not get paid sick time, so…

Race Review – Liege Beer Lovers Marathon (Okidoki, Dr Jones)

This race was meant to be a team effort with the guys joining me. But, as it happens, none of them made it in the end leaving me and returning warrior princess Jenni, fresh from her South American adventure, to head on the Eurostar to Brussels, and from there onto the small city of Liege…

Race Review – Half Fire and Ice Ultra (DAY 2 and 3)

DAY TWO – the day after the night before (and no sleep) On Day One, after tending to Jane, there was a climb and I was not prepared for the bone chilling wind sideswiping me as I entered the next micro-climate.  At the time Jane went on as I fought with my bag until it…

Race Review – Half Fire and Ice Ultra (DAY 1)

A – Races. I guess in 2012 the first race I signed up for, the Amsterdam Half, could be classed as the original A – Race. I did that one strapped up after a knee injury at Royal Parks. Not sure I had one in 2013 when I was ambling through with sickness, injury, a…

Race Review – The London Revolutions Trail Marathon

Advertised by this mob (honestly they get everywhere) this weekend I took part in the new Threshold event, after completing King and Stones in 2016, and Tower in 2018, the London Revolution trails marathon and ultra. I was pissed off from the start. I may look back and rate completing the Threshold series of Race…