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 […]

On the Spot – John McKenna

When did running begin for you? My first memories date back to primary school: a herd of us traipsing around the ‘double-block’, stalked by Brother Kelly in his red Ford Orion. At intervals he would pull ahead of us, stop, then climb out clutching a short leather strap in his nicotine-stained paw. With a twinkle […]

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 […]

On the Spot – Chris Peck

When did running begin for you? I ran cross-country at school, loved it and was fairly good. Unfortunately when I turned 14 and there were just three of us left doing running, and one of them had put it down on the form as an accident, so the school stopped offering it as an option […]

Surrey Half Marathon – Nikki Legg

The Surrey Half The Surrey Half seemed like the perfect half marathon to do for my first 13 mile run. I was told it was flat, well organised and had a good atmosphere. Even better, it was local. We arrived on Sunday morning to a hubbub of a race village, with long queues for the […]

On the Spot – Annette Lee

When did running begin for you? Apart from a brief stint of sprinting at school, I didn’t ‘take up’ running until I’d bought my first flat when I was 21. Living alone miles away from civilisation and friends brought some challenges in terms of keeping myself occupied. So, I signed up for the Great South […]