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)…

Race Review – Transgrancaria Marathon – la segunda parte

I am not going to say that Whiffers is a bit of a Jonah, however… Numerous emails from her B&B on the lead up to the trip was a concern for her, and after a teary nightmare in the airport there, when she finally landed, and got a taxi, the cab driver couldn’t find the…

Race Review – Transgrancanaria Marathon – parte uno

Where to start with this one? Well, how did I find out about Transgrancanaria? A race not really on many people’s radar. Am not sure how I found out about it, to be honest, it was probably off of Twitter, as I followed someone who ran it.  Windsor Andy, maybe, or someone that does this…

Race Review – Saxon Viking Norman Gothic Challenge

How many Goths does it take to change a lightbulb? None, they like to embrace the darkness. Maybe it will become a bit of a thing. Last year, to set the mental pace for the year’s running I took in the “delights” of Deal and completed the Saxon Viking Norman Cakeathon as my first marathon…

Race Review – Street Child Craft Half

Alcohol and running: Discuss. That seems to be a good enough starting point. There are numerous races that link our love of running and our love of alcohol. The two have gone hand in hand for me over the years. We have boozy meet ups before and after races, there are booze themed Virtual Medals…