Tag Archive | Hills

Giants Head Marathon – Richard Boese reports back from a hot and hilly one

Giants Head Marathon – Richard Boese reports back from a hot and hilly one

I have had this race on my radar for a few years, but never got in on time. This time I had signed up to White Star’s Facebook page and knew when race entry was going live and I was damned well going to be online the second that happened. Never mind that this also […]

National XC – Scot Ian Watson lines up with England’s best off roaders and is gracious enough to let them win

National XC – Scot Ian Watson lines up with England’s best off roaders and is gracious enough to let them win

So here it is, the Big Event.  Thousands of runners, just as with all Big Events. (This is very big – 9,472 runners registered). But there’s no medal. No goody bag. No one on a stage leading a warm up. No-one wearing charity vests. Not even a runner in a “Where’s Wally?” costume or a […]

Queen Elizabeth Spring Marathon.  There is a Half option you know..! – John King reports from the full distance…

Queen Elizabeth Spring Marathon. There is a Half option you know..! – John King reports from the full distance…

The day dawned early Sunday morning and, with the clocks changing that morning, my alarm clock went off even earlier..! After the usual preparations and last minute panicking, I was off in the car, running late as per usual, heading for the A3 towards Portsmouth and the Queen Elizabeth Country Park for the start of […]

Living on a prayer on the Stairway to Heaven – Wayne Boardman reports from his debut Grizzly

Living on a prayer on the Stairway to Heaven – Wayne Boardman reports from his debut Grizzly

The Grizzly, a race I’ve heard many SJers talk about over the years. With tales of hills, mud, and more hills and mud, it’s always been a ‘to do’ race for me – and so the 30thanniversary run was the one I would be running. I’m no novice when it comes to running along the […]

A tale of two Grizzlies – Sacha and Max Woods report from the Seaton classic

A tale of two Grizzlies – Sacha and Max Woods report from the Seaton classic

This is the first of our reports from the legendary off-road 20 miler; The Grizzly. They started together on the esplanade in Seaton with the other 2,066 runners but had a very different day out on the Axe Valley trails, bogs, beaches and clifftops…. What an epic weekend. Started off with a really hard pool […]