Race Review – Portland Coastal Marathon – Take 2

Portland Coastal Marathon – the Rerunning This blog will be a little different than normal as we found ourselves travelling this weekend to Portland, a place that is a little different than normal; a place lost in time that definitely does not have any of the features Booking.com thinks it does, unless the people watching…

Race Review – Pilgrim Challenge

The XNRG Pilgrim Challenge Here we go, 2019, starting with a gentle January of New Year’s Eve bottling in Zurich and then a 5K PB attempt failing by a gnat’s whisker, February is going batshit crazy to the extreme and from the off. With the Revenge of Portland Coastal Marathon coming in the second weekend…

Race Review – Neujahrsmarathon Zurich

I do. I love Switzerland. I love the food. I love the mountains, even when climbing them. Ultraks and Lucerne may not have been my best races but I certainly got some great race photos out of both in 2017 and had a thoroughly wonderful time. So when I planned a trip to Zurich for…

Race Review – Runthrough Victoria Park 10K

To be fair I didn’t know who Runthrough were when I signed up to the Bushy Park half back on 18th August 2013. The email listed Wimbledon and Clapham halves too and I am wondering now if these were the three first events of this fun and friendly race outfit. It was only my second year…

Race Review : Gunpowder Plot 10K, York

No Disintegration I remember exactly when I agreed to this race, or at least to run in York. It was the May Bank Holiday and I was resting against the metal railing outside the Yacht Club in Burry Port at the end of St Illtyd’s ultramarathon. Everyone who had completed the race was waiting around…

Race Review – Saturn Running Can’t Stop The Running II

Remember that thing I have re closure? Well, during my period out with injury and whooping cough I bailed on a number of races. I “bungled” as is the common parlance nowadays, although with good reason. Of those two were Saturn Running races, 6 hour lap races that would be marathons that would count towards…

Race Review – The Royal Parks Half (3rd time’s a charm)

There was a time when I used to run a lot of halves (7 in 2013, 11 in 2014) and some good ones too (Paris, Amsterdam, North Carolina around a NASCAR arena, Dublin, Disney Florida, Luxembourg, as well as Rock and Roll Dublin, Liverpool and the now defunct Edinburgh) but then they dropped off the…

Race Review – Green Man Ultra 30 (The Green Boy)

A Green Man is a sculpture or other representation of a face surrounded by or made from leaves. … Found in many cultures from many ages around the world, the Green Man is often related to natural vegetative deities. It is primarily interpreted as a symbol of rebirth, representing the cycle of growth each spring. 6 days after the Loch Ness…

Race Review – Loch Ness Marathon

Stuff I didn’t like – Right off the Bat A bit of a rant. Something I am not a fan of is packet pickup in the UK. There is no excuse, especially when the marathon is costing you at least £50. You should be given the postage option. The price of an envelope and a stamp…

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….