All posts by Jonathan Hamill

Causeway Coast Ultra Marathon 2017

Causeway Coast & Glens, Northern Ireland, Saturday, September 23, 2017

64km, 2666m elevation

Jonathan Hamill

26 Extreme #wedontdoeasy

Finn McCool had a bit of a problem with the Scottish giant, Benandonner.  Finn didn’t take kindly to Benandonner’s assertion that he wasn’t a good fighter.  Enraged, Finn tore pieces off the cliffs and threw them into the sea, creating a causeway to Scotland.  Once across, Finn realised the error of his ways, as Benandonner … Continue reading Causeway Coast Ultra Marathon 2017

Nottingham ‘Robin Hood’ Marathon 2017

Nottingham, Sunday, September 24, 2017

26.2 miles

Catherine Smith

So once again I found myself questioning what on earth I had gotten myself into as I was preparing to pack for Nottingham Marathon. I was worried Windermere was a fluke, I was nervous about the pressure of going for a time when recently my races hadn’t quite gone to plan, all the what ifs … Continue reading Nottingham ‘Robin Hood’ Marathon 2017

Hardmoors Princess Challenge Ultramarathon 2017

Ravenscar, Yorkshire, Saturday, September 2, 2017

31 miles / 50km

Jonathan Hamill

The Hardmoors Princess Challenge provides a choice of distance, with each option providing a challenge in their own right.  The Short n Sweet (8.5 miles), the One in the Middle (17.5 miles) and the Ultra (31 miles).  These races are not just for princesses, although wearing tiaras, tutus and pink garb is encouraged.  I had … Continue reading Hardmoors Princess Challenge Ultramarathon 2017

Northumberland Coastal Run 2017 Jonathan Hamill

Beadnell to Alnmouth, Sunday, July 23, 2017

about 14 miles

Jonathan Hamill

Team Purple

2nd time lucky?  Last year, I settled for a rather splendid long sleeved top in lieu of my entry, and heard the tales of a splendid and scenic coastal run in the sun.  This year, the race sold out in a matter of six hours but fortunately I secured an entry again, and had my … Continue reading Northumberland Coastal Run 2017 Jonathan Hamill

Hexham 5k Fun Run 2017

Hexham, Northumberland, Sunday, July 16, 2017

Celeste Veitch

  I’d enjoyed last year’s Hexham 5k fun run so I felt compelled to support the organisers in their quest to secure enough attendance to route the run through Hexham’s town centre. The council agreed the request and with full road closures for the run, the 5k started 5 minutes before the half marathon from … Continue reading Hexham 5k Fun Run 2017

Dales Trail Series DT30km 2017 Elaine Bisson

Muker, Upper Swaledale, Saturday, July 15, 2017


Elaine Bisson

This is in the series of my A races this year and is my favourite of the three. Just under 20miles following trails, bridleways and bog! It starts in a field next to the River Swale in Muker following the river along past Keld before it really starts to climb through Stonesdale Moor (where the … Continue reading Dales Trail Series DT30km 2017 Elaine Bisson

Endure 24 and Emma’s debut as a Strider 2017

Bramham Park, Wetherby, Saturday, July 1, 2017

Emma Thompson

After reading about Anna’s epic achievements at Endure, my effort seems a bit feeble but hopefully my account of running this as part of a team is of interest to those who would never dream of being able to run this solo! Back in January my sister rang me to ask what I thought about … Continue reading Endure 24 and Emma’s debut as a Strider 2017

West Highland Way Race 2017

Milngavie, Glasgow, Monday, July 24, 2017

95 miles

Aaron Gourley

  95 miles, 14,000ft – One Incredible Experience “I’m never running another ultra again,” I muttered to myself as I lay on the floor in the finish hall in Filey at the end of the Hardmoors 60 last September. Feeling totally exhausted and dejected after the wheels of my race fell off in spectacular fashion … Continue reading West Highland Way Race 2017