Tag Archive | 26.2 miles

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 […]

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 […]

Richmond marathon – Sharon Burfield tells of her second 26.2 miles

Richmond marathon – Sharon Burfield tells of her second 26.2 miles

This was my second marathon so I knew roughly what to expect. I was slightly apprehensive about what time I would run it in, as I had finished with a good time at Brighton, and didn’t want to let myself down, or to put too much pressure on myself! I had looked at ‘good for […]

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 […]

Jim Laidlaw reports on a challenging day in the furnace of the 2017 Brighton Marathon

Jim Laidlaw reports on a challenging day in the furnace of the 2017 Brighton Marathon

Sometime during 2016 I decided that I should really try a marathon if I wanted to consider myself to be a runner. Having told friends years ago that I could definitely run one before I turned 40 . Time was running out so I bit the bullet and entered Brighton. Lots of people had told […]