Tag Archive | Seaton

The Polar Bear – Stephen Casey reports back from the Grizzly’s snowball throwing little brother

The Polar Bear – Stephen Casey reports back from the Grizzly’s snowball throwing little brother

Peer pressure can be a terrible thing.  When it was combined with one of those mythological events, repeatedly mentioned at club runs, I found myself having won a “lottery” and with a race number for 20 miles of running up cliff and down beach at the iconic Grizzly race in Seaton, Devon.  Then I forgot […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Grizzly – Paul Alexander’s Desert Island Race

The Grizzly – Paul Alexander’s Desert Island Race

If you could only pick one race per year, for me it would be the Grizzly.  I’ve ran it for the last 9 years. It started in January 2009 on a Monday night club run when Jim Casey asked me if I would be doing the Grizzly and said you are not a proper SJ […]

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 […]