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Vitality London 10k – Kate Parker

Vitality London 10k – Kate Parker

A few weeks ago I was invited to run the Vitality 10K with Will Lucas, and some of our other colleagues at work for a fab charity ‘Lessons for Life’. With the Yateley series already booked in the diary, I thought now was probably a good time to run an actual 10K. My previous PB’s […]

More GBR action – Sharon Burfield tells of her first time…

More GBR action – Sharon Burfield tells of her first time…

As a Green Belt Relay virgin, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect from this all weekend event. As I had said to my work colleagues, I was going to spend most of my weekend being driven around in a minibus with one stop on Saturday and another on Sunday for a run. Well that […]

May 27th/28th – SJ Weekend Run Down

May 27th/28th – SJ Weekend Run Down

An eventful Bank Holiday weekend full of emotional and determined running in distances from 1 mile to 100 kilometres… With both Bracknell cancelled due to a fallen tree and Rushmoor out of action, Parkrun Frimley Lodge was inevitably busy and saw 689 runners take to the course including twenty-four SJs. Neil Praine was first member […]

London to Brighton Challenge 100km – Graham Meek completes an epic ultra

London to Brighton Challenge 100km – Graham Meek completes an epic ultra

  I went into detail on the background behind this challenge on the Isle of Wight half Island report (see Isle of Wight Half Island Challenge ) so to summarise, my mum passed away from cancer last September. I wanted to take on a tough challenge to raise money for Cancer Research UK in Mum’s memory. […]

Newton Johnstone reports back from his leg of the Green Belt Relay

Newton Johnstone reports back from his leg of the Green Belt Relay

Run at 8:30 means porridge at 6am. Porridge with dates, topped up with some muesli, a few Shreddies and Raisen Splits and I’m full. Set off for Staines Bridge car park at 7am, arrive at 7:20, and do a few laps of the car park to warm up. Legs feel like lead, and I’m as […]

Pure Beginner to Half Marathon in a year – Jacqueline Hudson tells of her journey to the finish line of the Windsor Trail Half Marathon

Pure Beginner to Half Marathon in a year – Jacqueline Hudson tells of her journey to the finish line of the Windsor Trail Half Marathon

After returning to full time work from two back to back maternity leaves, I was looking for a way to get fit and lose the baby weight that was cheaper than a gym membership and could also fit around my life as a busy working mum. I found Pure Beginners completely by chance on a […]

In search of interesting 10kms – Alurie Dutton shares ‘the knowledge’ on the best 10km events out there…

In search of interesting 10kms – Alurie Dutton shares ‘the knowledge’ on the best 10km events out there…

A year after training for Race for Life my sister, Yvette, and I decided that we needed to have a focus for our running and so began our quest. We would find and run a 10km event every month. That was 5 years and about 100 events ago. So far this year we have managed […]