It’ll be the last time Louise Collins ever messages me on a Thursday afternoon asking whether I was going for a long run on Saturday….. “For sure” said I, “fancy a marathon attempt?” So the plan was made, neither of us having properly trained for it but after a run of races being cancelled, me … Continue reading Saturn Virtual Remembrance Run
Not the London Marathon – but the London Championship Marathon Virtual Relays!!! Didn’t know they existed? Well they didn’t, until last weekend, when 6 somewhat frustrated locked-down Striders (Stephen J, Michaels L and M, Emma T, Corrine W and I) took to the roads, treadmills or anywhere else as deserted and flat (or ideally downward … Continue reading London Marathon Championship Relays
Something was not right! The first half mile was spent adjusting my new running belt, taking it off, putting it back on then readjusting my new running belt. By the time I was satisfied with it, I was already half a mile in. Something still wasn’t right… My quads, my quads were burning. Around half … Continue reading The Loch Ness Marathon
(No monsters were harmed in this race report) All I can say is “ I was conned”. I can’t remember who said it is all downhill or flat , but someone did. I entered this one only about 2 months ago, on a whim, and to have an excuse for a short Scottish holiday with … Continue reading Loch Ness Marathon
Back in 2009, with a few Great North Runs under by belt, I thought I might fancy London one day. I think it was still 5 refusals, then you get a place back then, so I threw my name in the ballot with a long-term plan. Surprisingly I got a place first time! But it … Continue reading London Marathon 2019
and half marathons, and 10ks, and … London Blackpool Stirling
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
Flat course with ups and downs,My journey to Manchester Until 7.4.2019 I was one of the 99.5% of people who have never run a marathon. That has now changed. How did I get there?