On The Spot – Rachel Greener

When did running begin for you? In 1984 a friend from work suggested doing a half marathon through the Army land in Aldershot, I ran at School, but hadn’t since, I thought I was going to have a heart attack, but got hooked after I recovered and never looked back. Why do you run? I love […]

On the Spot – Amy Waring

When did running begin for you? In 2011, I took part in the annual Cambridge Science Park charity fun run. It wasn’t my idea and I wasn’t thrilled about it. It was a relay race with each member of the team running the 1.1 mile loop around the Science Park. Despite my reservations and total […]

Jesper takes on the Mondúver Ultra

Many thanks to Jesper Lidstrom for this write-up! – On the 27th of October 2018 I took part in the Mondúver Ultra race in Xeresa, in the Valencia region of Spain. I was in pursuit of some additional UTMB points before the end of the year and this fitted the bill perfectly (The ultra gives […]

On The Spot – Dan Burton

When did running begin for you? I have my brother to blame for this. He forced me to go running with him once after sixth-form and I’ve not stopped since. Why do you run? Escapism – it’s a great way to unwind. Plus, if I run, I can eat what I like! What race or […]

Neil’s NDW100 Adventure

Huge congratulations to Neil Boosey for his outstanding achievement, completing the North Downs Way 100 (mile) race in an amazing 22 hours and 44 minutes! Thanks to Neil for this detailed account of his adventure with his crew! The Centurion North Downs Way 100, is a 102.9-mile trail run from Farnham, along the Surrey Hills […]

Waverley Harriers at the River Relays

Early on a Sunday morning several weeks ago a merry(ish) band of (ten) Waverley Harriers assembled for our debut entry in the ‘River Relay’ event organised by the Stragglers Running Club. The event is a mini version of the Green Belt Relay, which does away with a complete circumnavigation of London, instead focusing on (probably) […]

On The Spot – James Burnard

When did running begin for you? When I was at university; a friend asked if I wanted to do a half marathon and I said yes. It was less than a week away! I got round, but going down stairs was not easy for a week! After that, I occasionally ran with friends. It wasn’t […]

On The Spot – Katie Plummer

When did running begin for you? In April 2016. I was at the beginning of my PhD write up and almost totally sedentary so I started Couch to 5k. That month my friend signed me up for Edinburgh marathon the following May, so I had a year to go from Couch to Marathon. It was […]