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Good For Age – Phil Guy nails his target at the inaugural Birmingham Marathon

Good For Age – Phil Guy nails his target at the inaugural Birmingham Marathon

The first Birmingham marathon since 1989 started in Alexander Stadium, which will be the athletics track for the 2022 Commonwealth Games and where Mo Farah ran his last track race. Parking was very easy (£5 cash), got rid of the old £1 coins last day of legal tender. This was a big national event; first […]

Rock N Roll Lisbon Marathon – Alison Jones reports back

Rock N Roll Lisbon Marathon – Alison Jones reports back

I should have known the Lisbon marathon was not going to be easy when we had to queue for 45 minutes to get into the Expo to collect my number! My husband had been telling me the temperatures in Lisbon for the last couple of weeks so when he said, the week before we went […]

14th/15th October – SJ Weekend Run Down

14th/15th October – SJ Weekend Run Down

We’ll start the Run Down with some Wednesday night action at Handicap. As the end of the year gets closer members are giving it everything to make improvements and score those valuable points. Here’s the results on the night which saw Sharon Burfield knock a huge 1 minute 52 seconds off her previous best to […]

Meet the member – Janet Venables celebrates 150 parkruns

Meet the member – Janet Venables celebrates 150 parkruns

Q) For members who don’t know you tell us a bit about yourself? A) I live in Camberley with my husband Keith and this summer we celebrated our 40th wedding anniversary; Keith doesn’t run…he cooks my dinner while I shower and that is the secret of a happy, long running marriage! We have a grown-up […]

Wellesley Rushmoor 10k – Gareth Hopkins reports on his 1st 10k

Wellesley Rushmoor 10k – Gareth Hopkins reports on his 1st 10k

So here it goes…my first run report.  Apologies if I waffle on a bit.  I was excited/nervous about my first 10k run as I have only been running since the beginning of May, but I was also looking forward to pushing myself.  Running with the Tuesday Night Run Group has been a fantastic way in […]

Phoenix “It’s a Numbers Game” Double Marathon Weekend Race report – Richard Boese

Phoenix “It’s a Numbers Game” Double Marathon Weekend Race report – Richard Boese

Phoenix Running is one of a number of companies that organise small marathon and timed challenge events on lapped courses.  They base most of their runs along the Thames by The Weir Pub near Walton, with race registration at the nearby Elmbridge Excel Leisure Centre. As the name suggests, this pair of marathons is aimed, […]

Bournemouth Marathon – Wayne Boardman trains his mental strength en route to another 26.2 miler completed

Bournemouth Marathon – Wayne Boardman trains his mental strength en route to another 26.2 miler completed

“Very foolish”, “You idiot!”, “What’s the point?”….these were some of the responses from friends after explaining how I’d earned my latest bit of running bling. More on this later.  I love Bournemouth Marathon for a number of reasons: 1) It has a stunning coastal route, 2) It has a start time of 10am and my […]