Race Review – Descente Run10 Richmond

Back in the mists of time I bailed on a race here. It was the Fix Events Richmond Park 10K on the 1st of February 2013, my second year of running. I was having a post flu, midst of divorce terrible time of it and bailed a dozen races that year including the aforementioned 10….

The India Venster Trail

Well, that escalated quickly It is a phrase that is used too often. Well, that escalated quickly. I use the meme quite a bit in a jovial manner when a group of us have been talking and we go from mentioning a race, to all signing up, booking accommodation and planning the after party at…

Race Review – Merrell Night Run Series (Cape Town)

It is Winter here in Cape Town and so there are precious few races I could find to run, so ended up going a little off-piste and signing up for one of the night runs around a wine farm in Constantia the other side of Table Mountain. The races are organised by Merrell and Sponsored…

Race Review – Chase the Sun Wimbledon

Underground, overground, never a Womble medal for me. I have somehow missed out on the famous Womble medal for 6 years now. despite running Runthrough events at Tatton Park, Hyde Park, Greenwich Park (twice), Victoria Park (twice), the Olympic Cyclopark (twice), Brixton, Herts, Battersea Park, and their first ever event at Bushy Park. 13 medals…

2019 – Hanging up my running shoes (Possibly)

I started too late. I took up running at 39 and ran my first marathon at 42. Six years later and, after a couple of months out with injury and sickness, I have had plenty of time to assess how far I’ve come (about 5 and a half thousand kilometres), where I currently am (drinking…

Race Review – Hell on the Humber

Hell on the Humber? I am trying to remember when I signed up for it. It was certainly before the injury and the following sickness. It was supposed to be one of those lap races, one of many I do every year, that boost the 100MC numbers and get me steadily closer to my goal. Me and…

Race Review – Pride 10K

I needed a comeback race. And if ever I was going to have a comeback race it would be the Pride 10K. It would be my 4th running of it, so I was more than familiar with the route, the bag drop, the setup, everything. Twice I gained a PB at Victoria Park including my…

The Bits In-between

Things have been a bit shit of late. You may or may not recall that I finished day 2 of the Race to the Tower double marathon weekend strapped up and limping. Physio and osteo sessions followed and I didn’t run a step for what would turn out to be 5 weeks. Shocking really, considering…

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 Hampstead Heath 26:55 My local Parkrun and a hilly one. Two routes,…

Race Review – The Virgin Sports British 10K

I did swear I would never run the British 10K again. I swore that after the first time I ran the Nike version in 2012 (my second ever 10K). And then again when I ran the Vitality version in 2015. I swore I would never run it again. But with the utter clusterfuck that is…

Race Review – Ware 10s – aka Man vs Lewis

I have been here before, listing the Man v Horse, Beat the Boat, Chase the Train, all those wonderful niche races where you forget your fellow runners and throw yourself headfirst down a hill in the pursuit of a truckle of cheese. I have run the Beat the Boat, almost exactly a year ago with…