Race Reports

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 […]

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 […]

Yorkshire Marathon – SJ Marathon Queen Lisa Hale gives us the run down on another great 26.2 option

Yorkshire Marathon – SJ Marathon Queen Lisa Hale gives us the run down on another great 26.2 option

The Yorkshire marathon takes place in October every year, and Stuart and I have run the event for the last 2 years, using the opportunity to make a bit of a holiday at the same time.  This year Stuart opted for the 10 miler, while I could not resist another go at the marathon, having […]

Pieces of Eight – Gavin Loader smashes another distance down at Southsea

Pieces of Eight – Gavin Loader smashes another distance down at Southsea

My own personal challenge to run every race distance this year rolls on. I’d originally planned to run 5km through to an ultra-marathon picking off the usual distances along the way [8km, 10km, 10-miles, Half, etc.]. But, then, a good friend mentioned an 8-mile race in Southsea. Heck, why not I thought. It wasn’t planned, […]