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Lynsey Lightfoot tells her story from the London Marathon

Lynsey Lightfoot tells her story from the London Marathon

So…..my marathon went nothing like I imagined it to go…. I got marathon envy two years ago….applied but didn’t get a ballot place…..cried a lot…..then decided I’ll apply to charities…. was recommended to run for Phab Kids! Got an offer straight away (a year ago) and was delighted!!! I trained religiously with Charlie Porterfield, another […]

Patrick’s Double Ultra Weekend – 60km of The Fox Ultra and 42.2km of the London Marathon

Patrick’s Double Ultra Weekend – 60km of The Fox Ultra and 42.2km of the London Marathon

I entered the Fox Ultra as it is organised by people who I have marshalled for on many previous occasions and they always put on a good event that is slightly out of the ordinary.  It was on the day before the London Marathon but as my plan was to run fast at Manchester a […]

The things you do for love – London Marathon 2017 by Nigel Evans

The things you do for love – London Marathon 2017 by Nigel Evans

This may be a strange way to start my post but I need to get it off my chest “I really do not like Marathons! Never have” – there I have said it. I Love any distance up to 13.1, from fast road running to the Hellrunner that takes me  up to my neck in […]

Andrea Corrigan’s 2nd run at London – here’s how it went…

Andrea Corrigan’s 2nd run at London – here’s how it went…

2017 was to be my second time running London, but my first as a Sandhurst Jogger. My last one, in 2013, was my first ever marathon where I meticulously prepared and followed a training programme, running 4:27, which I was very happy with. 4 years, a few marathons later, my approach was less organised, to call […]

Jackie Kent got lucky in the VMLM ballot but determination (and giving her body a stern talking to) got her to the finish in a PB time – here’s how it went…

Jackie Kent got lucky in the VMLM ballot but determination (and giving her body a stern talking to) got her to the finish in a PB time – here’s how it went…

Way way back in May of last year, I got a bit caught up in the Facebook frenzy surrounding the London marathon ballot. Despite having decided I never wanted to run it again ever, I found myself filling in the form and clicking the ‘submit’ button. Instantly I regretted it, but consoled myself with the […]

All You Can Totally Rely On Are Surprises – Ian Watson captures the agony and the unexpected magic of VMLM

All You Can Totally Rely On Are Surprises – Ian Watson captures the agony and the unexpected magic of VMLM

This wasn’t my first marathon.  It wasn’t even my first London Marathon.  Now, I’m not saying I’ve been bitten by the marathon bug to the point where a weekend without at least one marathon is a weekend without meaning.  (That degree of addiction seems to be for a few only.  About half of those with […]

The Fox Ultra – Lina Johnson reports from this new endurance event

The Fox Ultra – Lina Johnson reports from this new endurance event

I have been training for an ultra-marathon event that is taking place in August and Patrick Wadsworth mentioned that he was doing a new ultra which was being organised by the AAT Events team. It was only in Guildford so I thought it would be a perfect race to test out how my training was […]