Tag Archive | 26.2

Jane Bannister tells of her first marathon

Jane Bannister tells of her first marathon

The Leon The Runner event promoted by Phoenix Running was to be my first lap race and I booked this to join Leon in his 100th marathon. Having never done this type of event before I wasn’t sure what to expect. There were quite a lot of us SJ’s entered and we all met up […]

Phoenix Spring Marathon – Richard Boese tackles this wintery marathon along the Thames

Phoenix Spring Marathon – Richard Boese tackles this wintery marathon along the Thames

Phoenix Spring Marathon felt distinctly wintery. Into March and having seen crocuses and daffodils in the week before my hopes for a mild and relatively easy training run building up for the Ox 50 miler in May were dashed by the Beast from the East and storm Emma combining to dust the south of England […]

Beachy Head Marathon – Andrea Hadfield

Beachy Head Marathon – Andrea Hadfield

I’m not entirely sure what inspired me to sign up, possibly the promise of plenty of food at the aid stations and a 9hr cut off, but being at the end of the racing ‘season’ I’d nearly forgotten about it by the time the end of October rolled around. Every person in the club I’d […]

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 […]

Leon’s Quest continues and takes him to Scotland for the Loch Ness Marathon

Leon’s Quest continues and takes him to Scotland for the Loch Ness Marathon

What a weekend I’ve had, traveling up to Loch Ness for the best marathon I have done, this being my 4th time. Left home at 8pm for the little four and a bit hour drive to Manchester where I stayed at a friends house arriving just after midnight. Then up at 6am and back in […]

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 […]