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 […]

Running and the Black Dog

Many thanks to Jo L for sharing this account of her experiences running with dogs, both metaphorical and literal. My relationship with running stems entirely from mental health – but not my own. (My own has been sketchy at times, but more on that later.) Some of you will know that Mark’s brother lost his […]

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 […]

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 […]