Tag Archive | Marathon Majors

Chicago Marathon – Patrick Wadsworth completes his final Marathon Major

Chicago Marathon – Patrick Wadsworth completes his final Marathon Major

I had entered the Chicago marathon ballot last year in my quest to finish the Six Marathon Major and been unsuccessful.  Just as I was entering the ballot this year I thought I’d just check the Good For Age time and discovered that it was 20 minutes slower than for London.  A quick check of […]

Berlin Marathon – Patrick Wadsworth reports back from his latest marathon major

Berlin Marathon – Patrick Wadsworth reports back from his latest marathon major

An easy early morning flight to Berlin and onto the bus to the centre of the city.  All going well until a car decided to side swipe the bus and we had to get off the bus and transfer to the next one – luckily it was pretty obvious what was happening and no need […]

Tokyo Marathon – Patrick Wadsworth

Tokyo Marathon – Patrick Wadsworth

I was only running Tokyo marathon as it is part of the Abbotts World Marathon Majors.  In fact all the Europeans I met were there for that reason.  For the first time I went with a tour group as there is no Good For Age for Tokyo and I was ‘buying’ my way into the […]

Boston Marathon – Alison Jones reports from her 5th Major

Boston Marathon – Alison Jones reports from her 5th Major

Boston Marathon April 2016 Patrick Wadsworth and I were both in Boston at the same time and for the same reason, but although we did communicate via Messenger, we never managed to meet up. Patrick has written at length about Boston, so I can only add a few bits from my perspective. I had a […]

Chicago Marathon – Alison Jones tells of her 4th Major

Chicago Marathon – Alison Jones tells of her 4th Major

Chicago Marathon October 2015 Off we go again, to Chicago this time, I entered the ballot earlier in the year for this marathon, and forgot all about it.  I also entered the Medoc Marathon in September, again via the ballot. Would you believe it, I got into them both, so that was my autumn planned. […]

Alison Jones reaches the ‘Majors’ halfway mark in London 2015

Alison Jones reaches the ‘Majors’ halfway mark in London 2015

Since most members of Sandhurst Joggers have completed the London Marathon, many on numerous occasions, I will not dwell too much on this, hooray I hear you say! I actually had a “good for age” place for the previous year, but due to stupidity, which led to injury, I had to defer this to 2015. I […]

Marathon Majors part 2 – New York – Alison Jones tells her Big Apple story

Marathon Majors part 2 – New York – Alison Jones tells her Big Apple story

New York Marathon November 2014 Following Berlin, I went off to the Big Apple, as many of you have already run this marathon and probably reported on it, I will just give a brief overview from my experience. This was only about 5 weeks after Berlin, so I was really keen to shake off my […]