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Giants Head Marathon – Richard Boese reports back from a hot and hilly one

Giants Head Marathon – Richard Boese reports back from a hot and hilly one

I have had this race on my radar for a few years, but never got in on time. This time I had signed up to White Star’s Facebook page and knew when race entry was going live and I was damned well going to be online the second that happened. Never mind that this also […]

Race to the King – Andy Yates tells of this epic Ultra along the South Downs Way

Race to the King – Andy Yates tells of this epic Ultra along the South Downs Way

Hot & Hilly!!!! Really just about sums up this monster! I signed up last September and set about an Ultra training plan downloaded from Runners World aimed at getting me through a 50 mile event, I stuck to this religiously and also completed 2 half marathons, The Pilgrims Challenge in February along the North Downs […]

Helen Vizard tames the hills of the Alresford 10k

Helen Vizard tames the hills of the Alresford 10k

I arrived early as usual ready for the 10am start. There was plenty of parking at the school opposite the start. Always a positive for me when you can park close by. I collected my race number timing chip and T shirt and the small size was actually ‘Small’. Another bonus to this race. I […]

Tour of Tameside – Patrick Wadsworth takes in this northern multi-stage event

Tour of Tameside – Patrick Wadsworth takes in this northern multi-stage event

Last year on a visit to my In-Laws it was suggested that I took part in a 7 mile run with my sister in law and her partner.  Anything for a PB I thought as I had never run a 7 mile race before.  I met them at their house and we walked DOWN the […]

Jim Laidlaw samples a new format at the Adidas 1 Hour Challenge

Jim Laidlaw samples a new format at the Adidas 1 Hour Challenge

Sunday 17th June. This is Imogen, my daughter’s 5th birthday, also this year it was Father’s Day. A work colleague that had paced me to my 10k PB at Putney how found out about the Adidas challenge and suggested it could be a good run to do together. I said ‘great… when is it?’… June […]