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Berlin Marathon 2023

Berlin, Sunday, September 24, 2023

26.2 miles

Anna Basu

Berlin Berlin!!! The flattest marathon course you could imagine, one of the Abbott World marathon majors and according to Allan R, the most perfect road surface in the world. (“Even the bridges are flat, and as for the manhole covers – perfect, just perfect!”). An iconic, often tree-lined, historic route, passing the Siegessäule and, about … Continue reading Berlin Marathon 2023

TCS Amsterdam Marathon 2022

Amsterdam, Sunday, October 16, 2022

David Oxlade

The day I almost got run over by an ambulance 200 metres from the finish line… For whatever reason I decided that I wanted to do my fourth marathon abroad. While Sarah Fawcett’s tale of knee-high floods didn’t sell the Venice marathon, a beaming account from Sophie Dennis piqued my interest in the Amsterdam Marathon. … Continue reading TCS Amsterdam Marathon 2022

Manchester Half-marathon 2021

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Marc Watson

The weather was warm and still. No wind or rain and good conditions. I went into the run thinking: “Somewhere around 2 hours. All of the talk is about fast and flat”. As I started at 8:15am, it was very early. I didn’t get chance for pre-race porridge (as I hardly slept the night before … Continue reading Manchester Half-marathon 2021

Great North Run 2021

Sunday, September 12, 2021

The 40th running of the Great North Run took place on 12th September 2021, after a year’s absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The race was run on a revised course, for one year only, as an out and back route, crossing the Tyne Bridge twice and passing through the city centre before finishing next … Continue reading Great North Run 2021

The Schneider Electric Marathon De Paris 2019

Sunday, April 14, 2019

Mike Barlow

I suppose it’s about time I wrote a race report, I’ve been a member now for 2yrs and so far, managed to dodge that obligation, well I can dodge no more… In my mind the Marathon is the pinnacle of running achievement, it is what I have aspired to since being a child and witnessing … Continue reading The Schneider Electric Marathon De Paris 2019