Tag Archive | marathon

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 […]

Good For Age – Phil Guy nails his target at the inaugural Birmingham Marathon

Good For Age – Phil Guy nails his target at the inaugural Birmingham Marathon

The first Birmingham marathon since 1989 started in Alexander Stadium, which will be the athletics track for the 2022 Commonwealth Games and where Mo Farah ran his last track race. Parking was very easy (£5 cash), got rid of the old £1 coins last day of legal tender. This was a big national event; first […]

Rock N Roll Lisbon Marathon – Alison Jones reports back

Rock N Roll Lisbon Marathon – Alison Jones reports back

I should have known the Lisbon marathon was not going to be easy when we had to queue for 45 minutes to get into the Expo to collect my number! My husband had been telling me the temperatures in Lisbon for the last couple of weeks so when he said, the week before we went […]

Phoenix “It’s a Numbers Game” Double Marathon Weekend Race report – Richard Boese

Phoenix “It’s a Numbers Game” Double Marathon Weekend Race report – Richard Boese

Phoenix Running is one of a number of companies that organise small marathon and timed challenge events on lapped courses.  They base most of their runs along the Thames by The Weir Pub near Walton, with race registration at the nearby Elmbridge Excel Leisure Centre. As the name suggests, this pair of marathons is aimed, […]

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 […]