Tag Archives: Half-marathon

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

Brass Monkey 2020

York, Sunday, January 12, 2020

Stephen Jackson

The Brass Monkey is one of my favourite races, a chance to see ‘where you’re at’ at the beginning of a new year, a new decade in this case. I’d purposely dedicated a four-week block of training to this race, and throughout December I’d managed four consecutive 100 mile weeks, an arbitrary target for the … Continue reading Brass Monkey 2020

Wooler Trail Half Marathon 2019

Wooler, Northumberland , Sunday, November 17, 2019

Half Marathon

Simon Graham

This is an event I do every year, not because I particularly like it (though I do), but because of the four years that this event has taken place I have taken part. The half marathon this year, as it was last, forms part of a double event where by you can run both the … Continue reading Wooler Trail Half Marathon 2019

Club La Santa Triple

Club La Santa, Lanzarote, Monday, September 9, 2019

Dougie Nisbet

Around the lagoon on the Club La Santa duathlon

It’s getting hard to be first-timer at any race in Striders nowadays. There are so many far-travelled adventurers competing in so many events that there’s often nothing new under the sun. I’d intended to do the Club La Santa Duathlon/Half-Marathon/Triathlon triple back in 2016 but I’m pretty sure even then that Neil Sleeman had already … Continue reading Club La Santa Triple

Brass Monkey

York, Sunday, January 13, 2019

Half Marathon

Jo Robertson

Having only joined Striders towards the back end of 2018 Sunday 13th January marked my first race in the purple and green vest. Not knowing many people and complete with my shiny new Striders hoody I arrived super-early so as not to miss the bus to Brass Monkey 2019. I’ve never really described myself as … Continue reading Brass Monkey

Heart of Eden Half Marathon

Eden Valley, Northern Pennines, Sunday, October 21, 2018

Steve Ellis

Nestling at foot of the North Pennines, Appleby, famous for its annual horse fair, hosts this race. Described as a tough run by some reports, I was about to find out. The journey across from Durham was fraught with two major road closures, one in Barnard Castle and the other on the A66 at Brough … Continue reading Heart of Eden Half Marathon

Active Northumberland Kielder Half Marathon

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Kimberley Wilson

Four weeks prior to race date, I’d completed my first ever half at the Great North Run; it was definitely an experience. I can’t say an enjoyable one. I’d signed up for Kielder half quite a bit in advance thinking it’d be good to do another half a few weeks after my first. I was … Continue reading Active Northumberland Kielder Half Marathon