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 […]

On the Spot – Holly Yorston

When did running begin for you? I started running last February (2018) whilst in New Zealand on my sabbatical, purely because I couldn’t keep up a gym routine whilst travelling. I didn’t run at school (in fact I actively avoided it) and when I went on to study dance, it was discouraged for fear of […]

On the Spot – Gary Lee

When did running begin for you? I used to be a good sprinter at school and almost joined a running club but that soon ended with various distractions after leaving. I got back into running when I met Annette about 13 years ago. She was a runner long before me and one day I watched […]

On The Spot – Rachel Greener

When did running begin for you? In 1984 a friend from work suggested doing a half marathon through the Army land in Aldershot, I ran at School, but hadn’t since, I thought I was going to have a heart attack, but got hooked after I recovered and never looked back. Why do you run? I love […]