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The Wall Ultra – Neil Praine reports back from his 69 mile epic

Ladies and gentleman I am here to talk to you about the beast they call the Ultra Marathon.  After running a few marathons I decided I should give the ultra a whirl, after all, how tricky can it be? *insert nervous laugh* So in December last year a friend and I signed up to run […]

Polesden Lacey 10K – with love for running re-ignited John King reports from this new event…

Polesden Lacey 10K – with love for running re-ignited John King reports from this new event…

I was alerted to this run by somebody on FaceBook.  They said that if nobody was doing much, they should pop along to Polesden Lacey for a 10K run!..  Looking on their website, it was billed as: Organised by the National Trust, having never been there before I thought it would be a lovely run […]

24th/25th June – SJ Weekend Run Down

24th/25th June – SJ Weekend Run Down

More sunshine and more long evenings for running plus a mixed bag of conditions at the weekend where the cooler temperatures helped… On the hottest day of the summer (and likely of recent summers) six members tackled a stiflingly oppressive course around Swinley Forest for BFR’s Forest Five race. Graham Robinson won overall finishing in […]

Beat the Boat – Madeleine Duncan-Booth reports back from this new event

Beat the Boat – Madeleine Duncan-Booth reports back from this new event

This is a new race hosted by Datchett Dashers and Runface. A 10k race in Windsor where they also set off 3 different boats to try and beat in 40, 50 and 60 minutes. The race had 600 entries which filled up quickly, you could also book a place on the boat as a spectator […]

Meet the member – Dave O’Toole

Meet the member – Dave O’Toole

We’re having a run of Parkrun milestones with a recent trio of centuries completed. It’s providing a great opportunity to find out more about some of our members. Last weekend Dave O’Toole reached his 150th so let’s find out more about him… Q) For members who don’t know you, tell us a bit about yourself? […]

The Women Can Marathon – Heidi Zymela reports back from her first marathon on a super tough Devon course

The Women Can Marathon – Heidi Zymela reports back from her first marathon on a super tough Devon course

Ever since I ran my first half marathon, the immediate question people asked was “so when is the full?” So when my best friend mentioned she was going to sign up for a marathon, it took me less than a minute to decide I was going to do it too. The race she had picked […]

Guernsey half marathon – Jackie Kent reports…

Guernsey half marathon – Jackie Kent reports…

As well as being Fathers Day, June 18th was also the date of Guernsey’s only half marathon of the year, the Dairy Milk run half marathon. Not to be confused with the Cadbury’s chocolate bar, there is a comma in the middle making it the Guernsey Dairy, milk run half marathon, as in sponsored by […]