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Oxford Half Marathon – Nick Metcalfe tells of his first half marathon at Oxford

Oxford Half Marathon – Nick Metcalfe tells of his first half marathon at Oxford

Having only started running properly in May, I was not sure what to expect from my first half marathon, only 5 months later. I have played football since 6, and refereed since 14, but prior to race day, the furthest I had run was 10 miles (once in training!). With a few parkruns and plenty […]

Bournemouth Marathon Festival – SJ Members’ Highlights

Bournemouth Marathon Festival – SJ Members’ Highlights

Mike Guess – finished the half marathon in 1:35:48 This was my fourth running of this fabulous half marathon and the fourth time the weather was absolutely brilliant – good enough to sit on the beach in shorts and T shirts. Great to see a few SJs on the course and thanks to Jenny, Nikki, […]

Bournemouth Half – Perspectives from the SJ Masters Mike and Ray

Bournemouth Half – Perspectives from the SJ Masters Mike and Ray

Mike Guess This was my fourth running of this fabulous half marathon and the fourth time the weather was absolutely brilliant – good enough to sit on the beach in shorts and T shirts. In fact, given this weather, it’s probably a good time to book your holidays, rather than slog around thirteen miles. Sadly, […]

Bournemouth Half – Graham Robinson tells of a challenging start but a more than satisfactory finish to the south coast half

Bournemouth Half – Graham Robinson tells of a challenging start but a more than satisfactory finish to the south coast half

Being full of cold all week before, it was touch and go whether I was actually going to toe the line for the half marathon at all. In addition, my longest run since May was 10 miles at the running weekend the Sunday before, so I was somewhat doubtful about how things were likely to […]

Cardiff Half Marathon – Heidi Zymela surprises herself with a superb PB

Cardiff Half Marathon – Heidi Zymela surprises herself with a superb PB

The Cardiff Half Marathon will always hold a special meaning for me as it was my first ever half marathon race back in 2015. Cardiff was my home for three years whilst at Uni, and the place where I became a ‘proper runner’. Nothing like two weeks of Freshers weight gain to motivate me to […]

Bournemouth Half – Jim Laidlaw’s PB streak continues

Bournemouth Half – Jim Laidlaw’s PB streak continues

This is a highlighted race for me having had good runs here the past two years . The beautiful sunrise over Boscombe is worth the 5am alarm on its own. With a chill in the air and a perfectly clear sky I knew it was going to be a great day. Having recently run PB times […]

Wayne Boardman tells of one of his favourite annual events – The Bournemouth Marathon Festival

Wayne Boardman tells of one of his favourite annual events – The Bournemouth Marathon Festival

Since the organisers launched the Bournemouth Marathon Festival back in 2013 I’ve ran the full marathon each year, and it sits firmly as one of my favourite UK marathons. With plans in place to keep me focused on my 2019 targets, I decided that this year I would run the half distance and leave the […]