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The Thames Trot – Patrick Wadsworth reports back from a riverbank mudfest

The Thames Trot – Patrick Wadsworth reports back from a riverbank mudfest

This event takes place from Oxford to Henley on Thames along the river Thames.  I stayed at the hotel at the start the night before as I didn’t fancy an early start and had a nice meal at the pub down the road.  On the way to register at the start, all of about 200m […]

3rd/4th February – SJ Weekend Run Down

3rd/4th February – SJ Weekend Run Down

Lots of mud and plenty of slipping around on any off road run this week and this was especially evident at Parkrun Frimley Lodge where the grassy sections were well churned up. Max Woods was first member to finish in his best time since October 2016. He’s in good shape ahead of next weekend’s epic […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Wall Ultra – Neil Praine reports back from his 69 mile epic

Ladies and gentleman I am here to talk to you about the beast they call the Ultra Marathon.  After running a few marathons I decided I should give the ultra a whirl, after all, how tricky can it be? *insert nervous laugh* So in December last year a friend and I signed up to run […]

Graham Meek reports back from the Isle of Wight Half Island Challenge

Graham Meek reports back from the Isle of Wight Half Island Challenge

A bit of background first: my mum passed away from Cancer in September. I decided that I would like to raise some money for Cancer Research UK. As I have run 3 marathons, I felt that I needed to do something more extreme, so I entered the London to Brighton 100k, which takes place on […]

Thames Trot 50 – Graham Kelly breaks his Ultra duck

Thames Trot 50 – Graham Kelly breaks his Ultra duck

So where does this all begin, especially for someone who ran his last London Marathon in 2008 and basically someone who sticks to Parkruns & 10k’s. Well of all places Waterstones in Guildford. I was looking for some reading material for an up and coming holiday in October 2016. I was looking in the sport […]