Tag Archive | ultra

Richard Boese shares his experience at The Ox 50 miler

Richard Boese shares his experience at The Ox 50 miler

This last weekend I did my first White Star event.  I had heard about Giant’s Head, Bad Cow and Larmer Tree but never got in on time or they clashed with races already booked, but this year I hung on the phone one night in October while in a pub in SoHo to get my […]

24th/25th March – SJ Weekend Run Down

24th/25th March – SJ Weekend Run Down

Can you believe that just a week ago we had snow on the ground, freezing temperatures and darkness? Seems a long time ago as now the clocks have changed to herald British Summer Time and we have sunshine and lighter evenings… and a busy weekend for members of the club to boot. Starting with Parkrun. […]

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 […]