Vienna Marathon Review – Addendum

I feel compelled to write a follow-up post on the Vienna Marathon because little or nothing has improved since the shambolic weekend in April. As you will recall there were a few issues: I had no timing chip in my race pack and therefore received no official time. Vienna Marathon therefore does not count towards…

Full Blog Wanker Race Review – St Illtyd’s Ultramarathon

To have “st illtyds ultra elevation profile” appear in my internet browser all I need to do is type the letter S. That is how often I have looked at the damned thing over the past few months, meaning this search has finally replaced Shire Singles – Hobbit Dating as the auto-fill value for that letter. …

Race Review – Vienna City Marathon

Oh, my God. You cannot comprehend the amount of times this scene played out. RANDOM Are you running the marathon this weekend? DARREN I am running a marathon. RANDOM London? DARREN No. RANDOM London? DARREN No. Vienna (Pause) RANDOM (In the style of Ultravox) Oooooh, Vienna Over and over and over and over and over…

Race Review – Thames Valley Spring Half Marathon

My Head Hurts, My Feet Stink, and I Don’t Love Jesus I have run Eton Dorney before back in 2015 and it fast (get it?) became my 10K and half marathon PB course. Why? It is just so damned flat. Sure, there is a bridge, maybe two, to cross, but it is mostly the track around the…

The Phoenix Groovy Run

It has all gone to shit… I may have run 6 races (3 tens, 2 maras and a 50K) this year but have been feeling sluggish and slow, heavy and out of shape. Sure, I did finish those but am not happy about the times, other than the Gothic Challenge. The winter is always a…

Race Review – Regent’s Park Easter 10K

I have run the Nice Work Easter 10K before, that was back in 2014 and it was a dark day for bunnykind. A dark day indeed when, bunny, with barely a fortnight between them, I ended up with two identical medals from this race organiser, running the exact same route, in the exact same park….

Race Review – The Bedford 20

The Bedford 20 is an inaugural event that joins a few of those races that really do act as decent marathon prep. It used to be that for London you would need to sign up for the now defunct Kingston Breakfast run but now there are more opportunities for a LSR under race conditions in your…

Race Review – Extreme Energy Amersham 50K

If I may, before the review, can I please be a little forward, and share with you a little foreword? The 100 Marathon Club I am not a particularly fast runner. I am not a particularly good runner. I am definitely not a disciplined runner. The ever-growing gaggle of arseholes (supposed coaches, and armchair elites)…