Tag Archive | Mud

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 […]

Winter Tanners – 30 miles in the mud and snow… Richard Boese reports back

Winter Tanners – 30 miles in the mud and snow… Richard Boese reports back

So, another LDWA Surrey event for me and one I have done a few times. The intention was, for this 40th anniversary event, to do the 40 mile route with my mate Leon, but he had dropped out with a cold. Then just two days earlier, my wife’s mother had died. Obviously I wasn’t going […]

Turns out 20 miles is a long way – Craig Bowles reports back from his first Grizzly experience

Turns out 20 miles is a long way – Craig Bowles reports back from his first Grizzly experience

I’d never run 20 miles before and hadn’t really planned on subjecting myself to that kind of sufferfest; the 5 mile-ish Cross Country races were gruelling enough. But last October I started hearing about an event that was mentioned in such revered tones that I had to take a look. At this stage entries had […]

Sarah Alexander shares her journey from Cub to Grizzly

Sarah Alexander shares her journey from Cub to Grizzly

So after completing the Cub 2 years ago and enjoying the experience, I had decided that the Cub was enough for me.  Anyone who knows me well,  knows that I am not a fan of getting dirty, so the thought of wading through mud, knee high bogs and freezing water has never appealed! However, when […]

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 […]