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The Grasmere Gallop 2017

Grasmere, Cumbria, Saturday, June 3, 2017


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It was a warm, shorts-are-needed, sunny day in Grasmere! What good luck! The Borrowdale volcanic fells, flanked with many shades of green and their characteristic grey lumpy rocky tops looked magnificent and inviting. It was a lively tourist filled, bustling Summer morning in the village of Grasmere. Excited runners in active wear buzzed about in … Continue reading The Grasmere Gallop 2017

Virgin Money London Marathon 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017

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The London Marathon Warning!: This is not a positive report. Other reports about this race are available! I’m not a city person. I don’t like crowds. I don’t like traffic. I don’t like constant loud noise. And I don’t like too much concrete. COD (Concrete Oppression Depression) is a ‘thing’ that happened to me when … Continue reading Virgin Money London Marathon 2017

The Monsal Trail Half Marathon 2017

Peak District, Saturday, March 25, 2017

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What if you were in a dark tunnel? A third of a mile long. I was running straight into the mouth of a giant beast! Wow that was one big, eerie tunnel entrance! Aghh! Running head first into it was like plunging into the sea! Freezing cold! Aghh! With a freezing cold ‘tunnel wind’ complete … Continue reading The Monsal Trail Half Marathon 2017

Leeds Liverpool Canal Canter 2017

Saturday, March 11, 2017


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This is a very nice race which is well organised by It’s Grim up North Running. As I drove into the Kirstall area of Leeds, marshals were in position directing cars to the free car-parking. It was a short, signposted walk to the start at the canal-side. Toilets and left baggage tent are available at … Continue reading Leeds Liverpool Canal Canter 2017

Hedgehope Winter Wipeout 2017 Tamsin Imber

Ingram, Northumberland, Sunday, January 22, 2017

Half Marathon

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So..this is the first time this race has been run! It is organised by ‘High Fell Events’ (see their website). It was fantastic! A hardy group of Striders who hedged their hopes on this wintry half included Katherine Preston, Joan Hanson, Penny Browell, Neil Sleeman, Corrina James, Kathryn Sygrove, Anita Clementson, Camilla Lauren-Maatta and Kate … Continue reading Hedgehope Winter Wipeout 2017 Tamsin Imber

Spijkenisse marathon 2016

Rotterdam, Sunday, December 18, 2016

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The Spijkenisse marathon is a small annual event which is a one loop course starting and ending at the athletics track in the town of Spijkenisse. This is a small town to the south of Rotterdam, The Netherlands. We stayed in Amsterdam for a long weekend and combined me doing this race with a festive, … Continue reading Spijkenisse marathon 2016