Archive | February 2018

You are browsing the site archives by date.

XNRG Pilgrims Challenge – Iain McCready tells of 66 muddy miles on the North Downs Way

XNRG Pilgrims Challenge – Iain McCready tells of 66 muddy miles on the North Downs Way

I had decided to undertake the Pilgrims Challenge as the start is only 2 miles from my home and I was trying to get back to fitness after not being able to run in Portsmouth in December. I have had experience of XNRG events before having undertaken the Round the Island race in July last […]

London Winter Run 10k – Phil Guy tells of snowmen and Polar Bears

London Winter Run 10k – Phil Guy tells of snowmen and Polar Bears

4th February 2018 is World Cancer day and to mark this day London held the Cancer Research UK London Winter Run which is 10k. Over 16,500 runners entered. The start is staggered every 8 minutes which helps with congestion. The start or the Snow Blast-Off was in Trafalgar Square where the runners were led to […]

Portsmouth Coastal Half Marathon – Andrea Hadfield reports back

Portsmouth Coastal Half Marathon – Andrea Hadfield reports back

After the freezing and fairly miserable conditions at the Farnborough Half, two weeks before, I was hoping for slightly kinder weather for this event, particularly after looking at the course map – all along the seafront! Thankfully the day of the event dawned bright and clear, and I drove down to Portsmouth enjoying a glorious […]

Watford Half Marathon – Royston Crandley tells of endless hills

Watford Half Marathon – Royston Crandley tells of endless hills

Cassiobury Park, Watford, is rated as one of the flattest Park Runs in the UK. So when a colleague suggested we run the Watford Half Marathon together, I thought yeah ok why not.  He runs Park run regularly in Watford so I stupidly assumed this would be a nice race to ease into 2018 after […]

The Thames Trot – Patrick Wadsworth reports back from a riverbank mudfest

The Thames Trot – Patrick Wadsworth reports back from a riverbank mudfest

This event takes place from Oxford to Henley on Thames along the river Thames.  I stayed at the hotel at the start the night before as I didn’t fancy an early start and had a nice meal at the pub down the road.  On the way to register at the start, all of about 200m […]

South Devon Ultra – Alison Jones

South Devon Ultra – Alison Jones

I entered  this event, as a prequel to the Glasgow to Edinburgh 55 mile Ultra at the end of March. I thought it would be a good idea to try out a longer than marathon distance at this stage in my training, how hard could it be and what does grade 4, very difficult terrain […]

3rd/4th February – SJ Weekend Run Down

3rd/4th February – SJ Weekend Run Down

Lots of mud and plenty of slipping around on any off road run this week and this was especially evident at Parkrun Frimley Lodge where the grassy sections were well churned up. Max Woods was first member to finish in his best time since October 2016. He’s in good shape ahead of next weekend’s epic […]