When Lisa at Cure Rett first proposed representing the charity at the London Triathlon I immediately got myself signed up. Although the thought of how I was going to get my bike and luggage through London to the Excel Centre never once crossed my mind. For those looking to do it in the future there […]Read more "Tri-Tri Again. London Triathlon Review (8th August)"
I am afraid of the dark. So why I was taking part in a head torch run is beyond me. But that is exactly what I found myself doing when the DH Runners boys were en-route to Dodd Wood near Keswick. The idea behind this was that we would get in some vital training before […]Read more "Dodd Wood Head Torch Race"
It was early…very early. It was six o’clock. Or to be more precise 5:50am. I’d had a wonderful sleep in the wonderful hotel in Barcelona and I felt very rested. Breakfast started at 7am and we were there on the dot and first in line to grab a table. I wanted to get a decent […]Read more "Barcelona – Race Day (16,000 runners = 9 toilets)."
I had fully intended to write the second part of this story not long after publishing the first part but, following a bout of illness where I was on my death bed (man-flu) and the spectacularly fiery death of my fridge/freezer and the various trips to and from shops trying to buy a new one, […]Read more "Ich bin ein Marathon Runner (Part Two)"
My name is Steve Claringbold and I am a marathon runner. It feels good to say that and if you’d said to me in 2009, when I started training for a one off 10k, that within four years I would have completed a marathon I would have laughed at you. But that is exactly what […]Read more "Ich bin ein Marathon Runner (Part One)"
On Sunday I attended my second English Half Marathon in Warrington. I was primarily using this as part of my build up to Chester Marathon but I was also looking to better last years time as I thought I hadn’t done as well as I could have. I’d decided yet again to stay at The […]Read more "English Half Marathon (Warrington) – Smashed it!!!"
I’m finally getting around to sorting out some of my running videos and I came across this one that I wanted to share. On 22 July 2012 I took part in the Gateshead 10k. I’m proud that I always manage to sprint finish home but this one was a bit of a thrill. All the […]Read more "Gateshead 10k 2012 sprint finish"