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….

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…

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…

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…

Race Review – Race to the Tower (Double Marathon)

I had to do it for closure. I had to do it this way for completeness. Back in 2016 I ran Race to the King  as my first trail marathon, I ran just day one as a tester for Race to the Stones as my first ultra, that I ran all the way though (100K) in…