Category Archives: Events

Reviews of running events and races.

The Ambassadors’ Reception: A Morning With Ashmei

This morning I was up early but it wasn’t for a run; I had to get myself across to Hertfordshire after being shortlisted to join the Ashmei ambassador programme.  I don’t want to appear too keen but when you meet such an inspiring bunch of people it’s hard not to write about it!

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XC: X-treme Cheerleading

Less than two weeks ago myself and The Wife decided, at short notice, to have a jaunt into London Village.  We love London and are fortunate to make the relatively short jump of 60-odd miles fairly frequently.  This visit wasn’t for the normal shopping or sightseeing, although we did see some sights; this visit was to cheer on 3000 men, women, boys and girls round a muddy field in Hampstead!

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Reach For The Next Level: Xempo Performance Day

Back in May I attended a running/blogging workshop called Write This Run.  It was an inspiring day but one delegate criticised my choice of running top.  I’m sure it was a throw away remark but it has stuck with me and made me conscious of something I’d not given a second thought.  This month, thanks to The Wife and the Xempo Performance Day, I was able to regain confidence in my Xempo top.

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Hot But Happy: Newbury 10k Race Review

It’s not often that a Bank Holiday weekend welcomes warm weather and I’m usually not one to complain but (there’s always a “but”!) it wasn’t the ideal combination for my effort to tackle the multi-terrain Newbury 10k.  I don’t like making excuses so I went out there and gave it a good crack.  And I wasn’t disappointed! Continue reading Hot But Happy: Newbury 10k Race Review

Running In The Dark: Energizer Night Run Review

When I first saw an advert for the Energizer Night Run in Battersea Park I was intrigued.  A 10k at night sounded a bit different, maybe even fun?  Was I intrigued enough to take an 136 mile round trip just to run 6 and a bit?  Damn right I was! Continue reading Running In The Dark: Energizer Night Run Review

Oxford Half 2012: What a race!

A frosty, sub-zero morning was not what I’d expected when I decided to run the 2012 Oxford Half Marathon back in July.  Scraping the car at 8am made the summer feel a very long time ago indeed.  Rather than making me panic about being late, methodically clearing the ice actually helped to calm my pre-race nerves.  As with other aspects of my life, I had planned the journey to Oxford with a certain degree of contingency. Continue reading Oxford Half 2012: What a race!