Race Review – Regent’s Park Easter 10K

I have run the Nice Work Easter 10K before, that was back in 2014 and it was a dark day for bunnykind. A dark day indeed when, bunny, with barely a fortnight between them, I ended up with two identical medals from this race organiser, running the exact same route, in the exact same park….

Race Review – The Bedford 20

The Bedford 20 is an inaugural event that joins a few of those races that really do act as decent marathon prep. It used to be that for London you would need to sign up for the now defunct Kingston Breakfast run but now there are more opportunities for a LSR under race conditions in your…

Race Review – Extreme Energy Amersham 50K

If I may, before the review, can I please be a little forward, and share with you a little foreword? The 100 Marathon Club I am not a particularly fast runner. I am not a particularly good runner. I am definitely not a disciplined runner. The ever-growing gaggle of arseholes (supposed coaches, and armchair elites)…

Race Review – Transgrancaria Marathon – la segunda parte

I am not going to say that Whiffers is a bit of a Jonah, however… Numerous emails from her B&B on the lead up to the trip was a concern for her, and after a teary nightmare in the airport there, when she finally landed, and got a taxi, the cab driver couldn’t find the…

Race Review – Transgrancanaria Marathon – parte uno

Where to start with this one? Well, how did I find out about Transgrancanaria? A race not really on many people’s radar. Am not sure how I found out about it, to be honest, it was probably off of Twitter, as I followed someone who ran it.  Windsor Andy, maybe, or someone that does this…

Race Review – Saxon Viking Norman Gothic Challenge

How many Goths does it take to change a lightbulb? None, they like to embrace the darkness. Maybe it will become a bit of a thing. Last year, to set the mental pace for the year’s running I took in the “delights” of Deal and completed the Saxon Viking Norman Cakeathon as my first marathon…

Race Review – Street Child Craft Half

Alcohol and running: Discuss. That seems to be a good enough starting point. There are numerous races that link our love of running and our love of alcohol. The two have gone hand in hand for me over the years. We have boozy meet ups before and after races, there are booze themed Virtual Medals…

The Coach Question

What do you want from your running? Well that is a tricky question, Darren, thanks for starting this at the bottom of a sheer incline. For me, I want to finish races well, healthy, not destroyed and to do so I can either train and be in great shape, or put in a little less…

Race Review – Victoria Park 10K

Every year I spend months creating a race calendar that, I promise, I try to stick to. Inevitably it all goes a little off piste and the dozen races I started the year with turns into 2  dozen or more. This year I tried to do the same as I always do, I booked myself…

Race Review – Olympic Park 10K

History I rarely run the same race twice. It would need to be 1. Super quick (like Vicky Park), 2. Crazy fun  (Bacchus dressed as unicorns and drinking booze), or 3. So convenient it would lazy not to (Regents Park). After the year I got a shoe bag and no bling at the Serpies New…

2017 – A Running Year in Review

Following on from the progress, if that is the correct term, made in 2016 (100K ultra and 6 marathons) I wanted 2017 to be an even bigger year. The big race, the A race that would be my target was the Berlin Wall 100 Miler, a curious and relatively unknown event but one that has…