Category Archives: Events

Reviews of running events and races.

I’m A Marathoner: London Marathon 2015

A little over a year ago I changed my mind and decided I wanted to become a marathoner.  Yesterday I ran my first marathon – the 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon.  And it was epic!

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Tough Undulations: Watford Half Marathon Review

As part of my London Marathon training plan my coach wanted me to find an early half marathon to really test myself and help inform the rest of my training.  I chose the Watford Half, 12 weeks before the London Marathon, and it definitely turned out to be a test!

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Learn From Your Mistakes: Oxford Half 2014 Review

Five weeks ago I had my worst ever run at the spiritual home of my running, the Great North Run.  This morning I was up, literally, at the crack of dawn to implement the lessons I learned from the GNR at this year’s Oxford Half Marathon.

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Just A Mile? City of London Mile Review

Up until a couple of months ago, a mile was just something I repeated over and over in any of my many runs.  In April I found fondness for the mile and entered a competition that I subsequently forgot about.  Today, I claimed my prize at the City of London Mile!

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Race Results: Public or Private

Last weekend there was a “festival” of running in Edinburgh; essentially, a series of races from junior races through the major road running distances from 5k to the iconic marathon distance, it was all about the running.  Unbeknownst to some of the participants, the organisers had taken an unprecedented step of not publishing a full set of results.  Why is it a problem?  And why would they do it?

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Did You Run Your Mile?

Two weeks ago I read the 60th anniversary of what was described as the Everest of athletics was almost upon us.  I was inspired to do something to celebrate and set myself the target of finding 59 other runners to run a mile in tribute.  I was stunned at the response!

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Run Your Mile: 60 years since the 4 minute mile

You don’t have to be a runner to have heard about Roger Bannister and how he became the first man to run a mile in less than 4 minutes.  In a little over a week’s time it will be the 60th anniversary of this feat and after reading a BBC article this morning I was inspired to pay tribute to this landmark.

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