Nikki’s Marathon Monday – Week 2 – Tanya Boardman

Keep on Running I’m Nikki and I’m training to run a marathon. Whilst I train, I’m seeking out club members that have run a marathon and asking them about their first marathon, along with any of the tips and tricks that they’d like to share with me. This week, I’m talking to Tanya Boardman. If […]

Nikki’s Marathon Monday – Week 1 – Gary Lee

It’s a RUNderful Life I’m Nikki and I’m training to complete a marathon in the Spring of 2020. When I initially signed up, it seemed like an exciting challenge. But, now we’re in January and beginning the longer weekend runs, I’m starting to wonder what on earth made me choose to do this. It’s much […]

Azores Whalers Route – Jesper Lidstrom

Social media, it’s not all bad… Adventures on the Azores Whalers Route With my interest growing in trail running and especially in mountain races my Instagram feed last year was bursting at the seams with stunning mountain vistas from races far and near. This is how I stumbled on and started to follow the “Ultra […]

Our Parkrun Adventures – Mady Charbine

For someone who hadn’t run more than 3k before, the idea of a 5k run can be a somewhat scary prospect. Then imagine being chased by over 480 zombies, witches and ghosts. This was my first parkrun. 2015 George took me to Tilgate Park and over four years later this wonderful community has taken us […]

Race to the King – Martin Nordin

Race to the King 2019 Please note when you read this that I’m not a racer, my aim here was to have a great time whilst enjoying the South Downs way. And that I really did, Race to the King 2019 was a great race. But it was also a fair bit hard work. I […]

On the Spot – Chloe Hacker

When did running begin for you? I use to run very badly during my first year of university, this was to mainly help my mental health. I would only run about 5 minutes before having stop. Fast forward to roughly 3 years later, my mum asked me whether I fancied signing up for a couch […]

Ironman Wales – James Williamson

Ironman Wales 2019 For the past 9 years Ironman Wales has descended on the seaside town of Tenby in Pembrokeshire for a weekend in September. The race has gained a reputation for being one of the toughest courses on the Ironman circuit – a 2.4 mile sea swim in the bay, followed by a very […]

On the Spot – Vicki Blamey

When did running begin for you? I was never sporty as a youngster – I used to view the obligatory school cross-country as a chance to walk and have a chat with my friends. It was when my children started junior school back in 2010 that I decided I needed to do some regular exercise […]

On the Spot – Elaine Williams

When did running begin for you? I actually ran my first 10K when I was 16 (so a fair few years ago!) – when I ran the Dublin women’s mini-marathon and only entered to stop my mother from hassling me! I hated the training, I hated the race, I hated the crowds and when I […]

On the Spot – Paul Sansom

When did running begin for you? In my thirties I was working in London, getting very little exercise and putting on weight so I learnt to swim to keep myself fit. I stuck at this for a while but when my local pool got closed down for refurbishment a colleague invited me out for a […]