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 […]

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 […]

Post marathon feelings

The completion of your first marathon is a huge achievement. You’ll have a medal, a Facebook feed full of congratulations from friends and family, maybe a ton of Kudos on Strava and a terrible inability to descend stairs any way other than backwards. Everybody knows that marathons are gruelling on the body but what about […]

On the Spot – Harriet Irving

When did running begin for you? At university, I used to go out with a couple of friends round a local park in Leeds. None of us particularly wanted to run and it’d be a real struggle to get ourselves out of the door. Looking back, I’d be surprised if we actually ran more than […]

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 […]

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 […]

On The Spot – Owen Kimber

We want to hear from the Waverley Harriers and see what motivates them. Each month we will be asking one lucky club member the same set of questions When did running begin for you? About 12 years ago when I became a father. I used to participate in other sports which I stopped due to […]