On the Spot – Henry Sampson

When did running begin for you? I was a very active child and played a variety of sports but never did any running until I represented my secondary school at cross-country and enjoyed it. Soon enough, I found out there was a parkrun in Guildford, started running 5k’s regularly and haven’t looked back since. Why […]

Nikki’s Marathon Monday – Week 7 – John McKenna

I’m Nikki and I’m about to run my first marathon. To help me (and other first timers) with this mammoth task, I’m speaking to WH runners who have run a marathon and asking them to share with us what they’ve learned so far. I recently ran the Surrey Half, as part of my training and […]

Nikki’s Marathon Monday – Week 6 – Debbie Greaves

As you all know by now, I’m Nikki and I’m about to run my first marathon (current circumstances permitting). To help with this and to help other first timers, I’m asking as many people in the club about their marathon experiences as I can. I’m hoping we’ll be able to create a WH marathon knowledge […]

On the Spot (meet the team) – Mark Hobbs

Position/Role? I’m a run leader (most often at track on Tuesdays) and also the WHRC Leaders & Training Co-Ordinator (we never did work out a snappier title). What does that involve? Making sure we have adequate numbers of leaders to cover our weekly sessions, keeping an eye on the training rota, encouraging new people to […]

Nikki’s Marathon Monday – Week 5 – Jon Lawrence

I’m still Nikki and I’m still in training for my first marathon. There’s been some highs and lows pver the past couple of weeks. The wind has not been helpful, but I have been lucky, in that I’ve only been rained on, properly, once during a training run. I’m very thankful for that. This week, […]

Nikki’s Marathon Monday – Week 4 – Annette Lee

I’m Nikki and I’m still on the (seemingly) never ending path of training for my first marathon. To help with this (seemingly) enormous task, I’m speaking to as many WH members who’ve run a marathon as I can, in a bid to pick up tips and tricks to get me through the training and the […]

Nikki’s Marathon Monday – Week 3 – Neil Boosey

Running with a little help from my friends I’m Nikki and I’m a first-time marathon runner. I’m spending some time, talking to members of WH who have run a marathon, to find out about their marathon experiences and to see if I can collect as many marathon tips and tricks as I can for myself […]

Nikki’s Marathon Monday – Week 2 – Tanya Boardman

Keep on Running I’m Nikki and I’m training to run a marathon. Whilst I train, I’m seeking out club members that have run a marathon and asking them about their first marathon, along with any of the tips and tricks that they’d like to share with me. This week, I’m talking to Tanya Boardman. If […]

Nikki’s Marathon Monday – Week 1 – Gary Lee

It’s a RUNderful Life I’m Nikki and I’m training to complete a marathon in the Spring of 2020. When I initially signed up, it seemed like an exciting challenge. But, now we’re in January and beginning the longer weekend runs, I’m starting to wonder what on earth made me choose to do this. It’s much […]

Azores Whalers Route – Jesper Lidstrom

Social media, it’s not all bad… Adventures on the Azores Whalers Route With my interest growing in trail running and especially in mountain races my Instagram feed last year was bursting at the seams with stunning mountain vistas from races far and near. This is how I stumbled on and started to follow the “Ultra […]