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 […]

On The Spot – Clare Brooker

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? I dislike most exercise. I don’t like getting sweaty. I don’t like lycra. I don’t like mud. I don’t like gyms. […]

If you believe, you will achieve.

You may have just signed up to the next C25K programme, be a social runner, enjoy a 10km race or a crazy ultra runner. I think it’s important to remember that it’s not always about the length or how fast you run. It should be more about the reason you run and that will be […]

C’est la vie – Harriet’s Paris Marathon 2017

Thanks go to Harriet Betteridge for this account of her Paris Marathon experience. Throughout my training for Paris I had felt that I wasn’t as focused and prepared as perhaps I had been when training for past events.  This lack of preparation was demonstrated when, attempting to go to the expo to collect race numbers […]

Three is the magic number

My journey to the Greater Manchester Marathon began with an injury back in January 2016. Already a couple of weeks into training for Brighton, my body was clearly saying ‘not yet, sunshine’ and by mid-February I was forced to accept that my goal of a three-hour finish would elude me for another year. I had […]

Greater Manchester Marathon 2017

Thank you to Jon Lawrence for this write up of the Greater Manchester Marathon. Great running, Jon! This was the first of the Spring marathons that many of the club had been training for throughout the winter, with Brighton, Paris and London to follow. Five of the club headed North for the Manchester marathon that is […]