Race Review – St Illtyds Ultra – Take 2

2018 Back in the annals of history (last year) I ran this race… I stayed in a shitty hotel. The pub closed early. I didn’t eat at all for most of the time. JK, Clare and I got lost, as did Whiffers, Tori gave people a lift, poor Sarah got sick, I drank Parma Violet…

Race Review – Rock ‘n’ Roll Madrid Marathon

London Marathon Weekend “I ran a marathon..” “What London?” “No, Madrid.” “Oh, how far is that?” You enter the ballot, with the half of the universe that Thanos did not wipe out with a click of his fingers, and you might get in, but I doubt it. I didn’t get in in 2014, or 2015…

Race Review – Hanover or Hannover Marathon

I do love me some overseas racing fun and games.  The first race I ever signed up for was Amsterdam half. My A Race is Comrades. My first marathon was Berlin, and I had booked Copenhagen before I ran that to take the pressure off. Fast forward 33 marathons or above and I have enjoyed …

Race Review – The Big Half

I was signed up for the Big Half last year. It was during a period where my race calendar played a game of Find the Lady with me. I was supposed to run GMU45, but tried to drop to GMU30, as it was just after TGC and so binned the Big Half as it was…

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…

2018 – A Running Year in Review

2018 My God, where did this year go? It only seemed like last week that I turned up at the Race Organiser’s Olympic Park 10K sporting my new 12 Marathons in 12 Months top, and ran a comfy race with Jenni Morris that then prompted me to a successful PB attempt a week later. And…

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…