Thursday , February 27 2020

Race Report

Sunday XC League – Trent Park

What a difference a year makes. My first appearance at Trent Park was the corresponding fixture in 2013. The day after the Eagles Christmas party. I felt awful and the fumes floating around our tube carriage was enough to get fellow passengers pissed as a newt. Scroll forward 12 months …

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Ridgeway Run

Overweight, unfit, and barely running. None of which are valid reasons to stop a last-minute sign-up for the Ridgeway Run trail race. I spotted an old Facebook post on the Eagles page and could not resist a hilly countryside run. The race is organised by Tring Running Club and usually …

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Kent Roadrunner Marathon

The best paid plans… This was going to be my A race of the spring season. Enjoy a jaunt around the Brighton Marathon, revel in the sun-kissed views atop the hills of the Three Forts Challenge, and then burn a sub 3:45 path around the Kent Roadrunners Marathon. I successfully …

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3 Forts Challenge

Last year I enjoyed a beautiful scenic run up and down the South Downs via the Three Forts Challenge Half Marathon. I was in great shape, the weather was balmy, and the views were stunning. I was the proud owner of a 1:52:12 chip time finish that did justice to …

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Gade Valley 20

Marathon training continues and this week we were hosted by the ever friendly Gade Valley Harriers at their annual 20 mile run, which is part of their marathon training run series. Last year I ran the 17 mile route with Other Dan and this year I returned with a car …

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Meon Valley Plod

Last year I had a rude introduction to trail running thanks to the Longman 18.5m Falmer Run (note to self: publish the bloody blog post about it) where I slogged through the mud and hills admiring the stunning scenery across the South Downs. I loved every minute of it, especially …

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Finchley 20

It’s spring marathon season and the 20 mile races and running events are coming thick and fast now. The Finchley 20 is a local race organised by Hillingdon AC that was originally founded in 1933 by the then Finchley Harriers, who along with Ruislip and Northwood A.C. were the two …

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The National

The National Cross Country Championships. THE bloody NATIONAL freakin CROSS bloody COUNTRY awesome CHAMPIONSHIPS. There can’t be many other sports where you can pay your entry fee and race the national champs alongside the top competitors. Even in running we can all enter the major marathons but you’re not actually …

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Salisbury 5-4-3-2-1

Wuss, namby-pamby, lightweight, pansy, sissy, lily liver, fraidy-cat, yellow belly, caitiff, craven, nervous Nellie and wimp. All words that some might apply to me dropping down from the 50k to the 21k five days before the race. I think that I’ll stick with brave, stout, heroic, defiant, valiant, gutsy, hardy, …

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