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 […]

On the Spot – Tristan Greaves

When did running begin for you? When I was training in judo, I started running to supplement my fitness. It took off a lot more when I started football refereeing: Running is pretty much key to that, so a real incentive to train! I haven’t looked back since (good job too, or I’d probably run […]

On The Spot – Jesper Lidstrom

When did running begin for you? I’ve always been quite active in sport during my teenage years and played a lot of Handball and Floorball (Like indoor hockey) in Sweden. I never really enjoyed running and generally thought it was quite boring. Running for me started quite late. As part of team-building exercise at work […]

On the Spot – Dave Newby

When did running begin for you? My Dad used to take me out when I was a young lad (probably 6 or 7 I’d guess). We used to do a route around the hills of Bingley, West Yorkshire known as the 20s. As the name would imply you were supposed to complete it in under […]

On the Spot – Philly Staddon

When did running begin for you? I was really active at school, much preferring to be outside running about than behind a desk, but a key moment in my running ‘career’ was when I was diagnosed with Congenital Heart Disease (CHD) in 2008 and underwent surgery. Thankfully the surgery was successful and I was advised […]