On the Spot – Bill Fordham

When did running begin for you? I watched the first London Marathon on television in 1981 and thought that I would like to have a go at it. I had never run before (being particularly adept at dodging the dreaded school runs around Clapham Common) but got an entry for the 1983 event and surprised […]

On the Spot – Kat Hobbs

When did running begin for you? I used to run at school, I really enjoyed cross country races but then quickly decided that I enjoyed socialising, drinking and smoking more. Why do you run? I quit smoking about 4 years ago and put on a stone in a week! I decided dieting wasn’t for me […]

Wings for Life world run Munich – Gary Lee

Eating drinking and trying to out run a car. An idea grew from a conversation about a fun race that me and Annette did a few years ago into the plan of a Harriers long weekend away in Munich. Those at the AGM may remember prosecco shots being passed around in a candle stick holder […]

Green Belt Relay 2019 – Kirsty Smith

The Green Belt Relay Signing up for the Green Belt Relay had been a moment of enthusiasm at a time when I’d been struggling to find the motivation to run. I needed a goal, and this sounded like one of those bucket-list type challenges that I shouldn’t pass up. Months past, and I’d almost forgotten […]

On the Spot – Rosanna Gethin

When did running begin for you? About 18 years ago when my sisters and I decided to do a 5k race for life. After that I got the bug and did a few 10ks then a few halves and then a full marathon! Why do you run? For the exercise and so I can eat […]

15 things about the London Marathon – Jo L

15 things you didn’t know about the London marathon…(and possibly don’t want to) (Wally showing off his medal) I ran my first marathon last week: sheer good luck had me clutching a Waverley Harrier place last December. This post is for fellow newbies who might be thinking of running London. (Note: all this applied in […]

The Fox Ultra (60k) – Philly Staddon

The Fox Ultra – and other things that you should not do with your other half! I have always had a tendency to ‘run’ before I can walk and entering The Fox Ultra was no exception. Have I run that far before? No. Had I done any specific training for it? No. Did I enter […]

The Fox Relay – Nikki, Helen & Linda

The Foxy Harriers tackle the Fox Ultra Relay Leg 1 – Godalming to Worplesdon – Nikki Legg A 4am wake up was a shock to the system on a chilly Saturday morning. Arriving at the church, to register for the Fox Ultra relay was just as intimidating as I had imagined, with a lot of […]

Paris Marathon – Jude Milan

“Paris is always a good idea” …for a marathon. Ok sorry Audrey, I added that last bit on, but it’s so true. For my first marathon I was advised to make it a good one, and Paris delivered in every respect. We arrived in Paris on Saturday morning after almost missing the Eurostar ( this […]

Manchester Marathon – Jon Lawrence

Manchester Marathon 2019 “Don’t let your time ruin your time” Every marathon creates its own unique set of memories, and it’s a time where I tend to reflect afterwards what I have learnt and how I feel. I love the marathon as it’s a real test for me and an event where I get to […]