Tag Archive | marathon running

Manchester Marathon – Gaynor Falconi smashes her target at the northern marathon

Manchester Marathon – Gaynor Falconi smashes her target at the northern marathon

8th April 2018 I ran my first Manchester Marathon. It wasn’t my first marathon distance race, I’d done five London Marathons in the past but my last marathon was nine years ago. In the intervening nine years I had lost my love of running and my focus instead had been on building my career, getting […]

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 […]

12th/13th August – SJ Weekend Run Down

12th/13th August – SJ Weekend Run Down

Leon Hick’s marathon journey continued this week with four more events, all of which were organised by SVN. Thursday saw the ‘Ghost of Coyote’ event at the Cyclopark near Gravesend followed on Friday by the ‘Darnley Challenge’ on a longer course at Jeskyns Woodland, the Darnley Estate and Ranscombe Wildflower Reserve. Then on Saturday the […]

Leon Hicks – My journey to run 100 Marathons

Leon Hicks – My journey to run 100 Marathons

Sometimes peoples’ achievements and aspirations simply blow your mind. Around Christmas I started hearing chat about someone who was planning to run 52 marathons in 52 weeks. Astounded by the sheer physical challenge of running and recovering, let alone the logistics I dug deeper and will hand over to Leon to tell his story….. My […]

Race report: VLM 2015 – 38,000 Inspirational Moments

So as our marathon season special draws to a close, it makes sense to finish with a race report from the biggest marathon in the UK. The 35th London Marathon took place on Sunday 26 April 2015 and as always it was well attended by the club, who took part in the race, cheered from […]

Race Report: Manchester Marathon 2015

In the second week of our marathon special we have another marathon race report – this time from the Manchester Marathon. Introducing Patrick Wadsworth, who will be our guest blogger for today. For those of you who do not know him, Patrick can be found at many club runs during the week but he is also our […]