Race Review: Ultraks Matterhorn

This has been a long time coming. The Hills are Alive with the sound of music, and runners, intrepid runners including Jeff (ukruncat), Jen (_jen_mo), Stu (FromBoris) and Chris (RedSquirrelRunning). The arc back to fitness after the disappointment of Comrades has been a slow one. Has it been 12 weeks already, a meagre 3 months…

My Marathons in a Nutshell – Caterina Presi

Next up on my marathons in a nutshell is academia’s finest Italian racer Cat Presi and her ten maras and counting.  I was lucky enough to run with Cat at Tatton Half last year and am looking forward to the next time we get to race. Yorkshire Marathon 2016 was my first marathon and means…

Race Review : The Pride 10K, Victoria Park

A light heart lives long, according to Bill Shakespeare and who am I to argue with the Bard? Young hearts, run free… dum dee dum dum de dumm dum de dumm dum dee deeeee, and all that jazz. Back at the Pride 10K at Victoria Park for a third time in 4 years and running my third 10K in…

Our Marathons in a Nutshell – The Katzenjammers

This week, to continue my series Marathons in a nutsell, a growing number of posts where #UKRUNCHAT runners describe their marathons in easy to manage, bite sized chunks, I turn to my wonderful London crowd the Katzenjammers (for reasons that will not become abundantly clear in this piece). You will know the four “couples most…

Race Review – The RunThrough Chase the Sun 5K/10K Clapham

Are you comfortable, boys and girls? Good. Let me tell you a story. I have run a lot of other races with RunThrough. The Bushy Park half was their first, and I commented that it was a good race back then. I have run Greenwich Park, Victoria Park, Brixton, Battersea, Tatton Park, Hyde Park, Bushy,…

My Marathons in a Nutshell – Lee Kemp

Brighton marathon 2016 A great marathon and my first in 2016. I was running for a charity called Chestnut Tree House Hospice who were a great support. I really enjoyed it, was mainly flat with the odd big hill. The tough part was out to the power station where there is no support no crowds….

My Marathons in a Nutshell – Tiger Tim

Next up for my Marathons in a Nutshell is Tim, a fundraiser for a charity called 21st Century which supports tiger conservation in the wild. There are the races he has completed in the last 12 months and are therefore fresh in the mind. His justgiving page is here . As part of his challenge he has vowed…

Running Tech – The Polar M430 and Polar Flow

I know a thing or two about activity tracking technology. For the last year I have been completing my newest master’s thesis on the impact it has on our running community. I am also acutely aware of my own personal need. My tracking need has evolved over time, and so has my activity tracking technology….

Race Review – Beat the Boat 10K

Gyarrrr, me hearties! Yo ho ho and a bottle of SOS Hydration. It is hot hot hot in the UK and people are pushing themselves even harder to complete races at weekends. The heat, added to other things meant that I wasn’t sure 1) if I could do this, or 2) should do this after…

My Marathons in a Nutshell – Sam Baxter

Next up for my series on bite-sized marathon reviews is my old mate Sam Baxter. And today he is going for a biggie and running the Race to the King. Good luck, Sam! Here’s to you fantastic achievements! 1.       London 2014. One of the best days of my life. The crowds were incredible. There was…