2018 Green Belt Relay

My worst fears about our participation in this year’s race were realised almost immediately as the occupants of car 3 (grey Mazda) watched cars 1 (red Fiat) and 2 (Bill’s car) head off south along the A3, tracing a sub-optimal route towards our nation’s capital. It seemed that we might be in for a long […]

Juniors Success in Sportshall Regional Final

Well done to our 7 Waverley Harriers junior athletes from Rodborough School all representing Surrey at last weekend’s regional Sportshall final in Burgess Hill. The u13 boys and girls finished second out of 9 other counties and now look to qualify for the national final in Sports City in Manchester next month. Good luck Harriers!

Junior U11 Girls Win Silver at Surrey Sportshall Competition

Thanks to Bill Bingham for this update from our juniors: Well done to our u11 girls Sportshall team winning silver medals at last weekend’s Surrey Sportshall competition. A fantastic achievement winning the 1+1 relay, vertical jump, speedbounce, and chest push events on the day. Good luck to all our athletes selected to represent the Surrey […]

Snowdonia Marathon 2017

Thank you to Nick Thomas for this brilliant account of his experience at the Snowdonia Marathon! I’d left booking an autumn marathon a bit late this year and as I was already doing the Great South Run I was looking for something in the weeks following that. A quick scout of the available run events […]

95 Miles – 14,700 Feet – One Incredible Experience

Thank you to Neil Boosey for this account of his incredible experience in this year’s West Highland Way race. Well done Neil! The West Highland Way Race has a worldwide reputation as one of the ‘classic’ ultra-marathon races.  Taking place on the long-distance trail between Milngavie (just north of Glasgow) and Fort William in the […]

Why not?

Thank you to Bill Fordham for this account of his experiences at the European Masters Athletics Championships in Denmark. These were the words that started it all : “There is no ‘qualifying standard’ for international masters competition. If you are 35 years of age or more, can afford the time and money to go, then […]

C’est la vie – Harriet’s Paris Marathon 2017

Thanks go to Harriet Betteridge for this account of her Paris Marathon experience. Throughout my training for Paris I had felt that I wasn’t as focused and prepared as perhaps I had been when training for past events.  This lack of preparation was demonstrated when, attempting to go to the expo to collect race numbers […]

Neil and Andy’s 2017 South Downs Way 50

Thanks to Neil Boosey and Andy Goodridge for this account of their recent efforts (and fantastic teamwork) in the South Downs Way 50 mile ultra race. The SDW50 (South Downs Way 50) is a 50 mile foot race along the South Downs Way national trail, beginning in Worthing and finishing in Eastbourne. Organised by Centurion Running […]

Three is the magic number

My journey to the Greater Manchester Marathon began with an injury back in January 2016. Already a couple of weeks into training for Brighton, my body was clearly saying ‘not yet, sunshine’ and by mid-February I was forced to accept that my goal of a three-hour finish would elude me for another year. I had […]