When I ran my second marathon at Chester in 2014 I crossed the line in 3:49.22. Naturally I was looking for an improvement when I signed up to my first Spring marathon at Manchester in 2015. Sadly it wasn’t meant to be… I crossed the line in 3:54.07. Another attempt at Manchester a year later […]Read more "Manchester Marathon Review (Sunday April 2nd 2017)"
The Wilmslow Half Marathon was never really on my radar. I’d provisionally decided to do the local duathlon on Sunday 19th March just to keep my legs ticking over but then I found out that there were a fair few local runners heading down to take part in the Wilmslow Half Marathon. I was further […]Read more "The Wilmslow Half Marathon Review – March 19th 2017."
Blackpool 2012 I was having a bad race. It was my second half marathon having completed the Hilton Half Marathon in Blackpool the September before. I was halfway through when I went the wrong way and ended up passing the finish line around the same time as some of the faster runners. I’d never run […]Read more "Great North West Half Marathon Review (Sunday – February 19th 2017)."
At 7:15am on a bitterly cold Sunday morning I was on a bus with the rest of the DH Runners which was en-route to Inskip. This had been a race which had been a long time coming for me. The first year of entering (2015) I managed to sleep in and miss the bus after […]Read more "Inskip Half Marathon Review – January 22nd 2017."
The Carlisle Santa Dash was always scheduled to be my final run of the year. Once you start kicking into mid-December then there isn’t much on the horizon race wise. The Santa Dash had been organised in collaboration between Sport In Action, DH Runners and Carlisle Tri Club and was aimed at raising money for […]Read more "Carlisle Santa Dash review (Sunday 11th December 2016)"
The last time I raced at Great Langdale in the Christmas Pudding 10k I finished in 53:05. That was three years ago. I’d missed 2014’s edition due to work and 2015’s version was cancelled following excessive flooding throughout Cumbria thanks to that rapscallion Storm Desmond. So it was nice to be heading back there to […]Read more "Great Langdale Christmas Pudding Run 2016 Review (3rd December 2016)"
I approached the morning of the Brampton to Carlisle 10 Mile race with some trepidation. Having just come off a rake of night-shifts (which also included the night before) I’d managed about two hours sleep on the Sunday morning before dragging myself from my warm bed to get sorted to head down to Brampton. Knowing […]Read more "Brampton To Carlisle 10 Miler Review (November 20th 2016)"