London Marathon 2013

Splits A fine way to spend a weekend in London. Near-perfect running conditions, with bright sunshine and a gentle breeze. The spectators were present and noisy most of the way round. I had the dubious fortune of, at various points, running…

Kielder marathon

This was my first marathon and I wanted it to be a trail. It started at Leaplish waterside park in Kielder/ Northumberland. It rarely leaves the shores of Kielder water following the lakeside way. It has about 800ft of climb involving short…

My Junfrau Marathon

I stumbled across the Jungfrau Marathon site one January evening looking for races in the Alps, similar to another multi-day race I had done a couple of times – Defi d’Oisan. The pictures on their site looked amazing and I had been…

London Calling ….

A few years ago, I was lucky enough to use the club entry to get a race down at London Marathon. Since then, I have managed to wobble round in a “good for age” i.e. no bad for an auld yin qualifying time. Despite having an entry…

Dublin Marathon 2012

Results Video of the Course Apologies for the delay, I’ve been meaning to sit down and write this up for ages. The only upside of this for you is that I’m struggling to recall most of this so you’ve a shorter report to read…

Salomon Kielder Marathon

7th October 2012 Event website | Results I found myself at Kielder on Sunday for the Salomon Kielder Marathon.  A year ago I promised to do a marathon with a friend and this was the one he settled on.  ‘Britain’s Most…

Gold Coast Airport Marathon

1st July 2012Results | David's split timesThis event just down the coast is the main target of the Redman Runners who I've been getting in the long runs with in Brisbane. I'd only ever done the Loch Ness Marathon, in 2004 before joining Westies…

London Marathon 2012

ResultsPreparations for this year's London Marathon were slightly unorthodox.With the arrival of Benjamin in January, I'd done virtually no running in Jan and Feb; then crammed in 8 half marathons the month before London; but didn't manage a…

Barcelona Marathon

I've finally managed to tackle a marathon and to be honest it's all a bit of a blur, with the exception of the pain towards the end of it. I'm hoping that some of the details come back as I write this!After 14 weeks and a little less than 1000km…

Amsterdam marathon 2011

Sunday, 16th October 2011 It has been long enough since my first marathon in Chicago 2005 to forget all the pain. I just remember from 2005 that, apart from not having done enough running in preparation, I started much too fast, so that I…