Category: Event reviews

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The Oner Ultramarathon 2015

Last year I attempted the Oner and got beaten by the weather. You can see the full report and how badly it went wrong for me here. I was dressed like Superman and was raising money for the wards in Derriford hospital that had been treating my wife for Leukaemia. Incidentally, she had a stem …

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Thames Trot 50 2015

If I could sum up my personal experience of this race it would be “well organised and a painful lesson in specificity!” My reason for doing the race was that I expected it to be a fairly easy 50 miler to get under my belt early in the season. This would tick the box to …

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An eating contest with mileage – Delicious Drake’s Trail

A few weeks ago I was reading an article that said the Marathon Du Medoc is an event that must be competed in if you like good food and drink and are partial to a bit of running. Instead of your usual energy faire at the pit stops it features wine, cheese and lots of …

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Frome Half Marathon 2014 – Intelligent Running

This was my second time in the Frome Half Marathon after competing in the inaugural event in 2012. You can read about that here. This year the race was every bit as good as when I ran it before. The locals were out all around the course, cheering runners along the closed roads. It was a …

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Surely you jest? – A race report for the Classic Quarter Ultra Marathon – The Leukaemia Conclusion

Here is my race report for Endurance Life’s Classic Quarter, an epic 44 mile ultra marathon in Cornwall. I was breaking out in a cold sweat for reasons that had nothing to do with the race. My stomach was unsettled, my eyes bleary and my bowels, well you probably don’t need any more information on …

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Nun shall pass – A review of the Hope 24 Race

This is another one of my runs for charity. This time I ran in a team of 5 all dressed as nuns in the Hope 24 ultra marathon in Plympton, Devon. It was an amazing event. Check out the excerpt and follow the link to more madness. Imagine the scene: A blustery and dramatic day …

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The Oner 2014 – A SUPER tale – The Leukaemia Conclusion

I have started putting my charity race reports up on my family’s leukaemia blog. Here is an excerpt from a link to my race report for the 80 mile Oner ultra marathon held on the Dorset coastline in the UK. I competed in one of the hardest ultra marathons in the UK, the infamous Oner. …

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Hanger Up N Down Race – Review

Today I raced in the inaugural Hanger Up N Down race as organised by my local running club, The Erme Valley Harriers. It promised to be a moderately hilly eight mile running race predominantly along trails and through fields, all in a picturesque setting with stunning views of Dartmoor and South Devon. This year it …

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Endurancelife CTS Flete 2013 Ultra Marathon – Review

Yesterday I took part in my first ultra marathon. It was with Endurancelife and was based around the Flete Estate in South Devon. It wasn’t just my first ultra, it was also my 8th marathon in 8 months, 7 of which had been Endurancelife CTS events. Finishing this would mean that I complete their 7x …

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Plymouth Half Marathon 2013 – Review

Today Captain America and Danger Mouse crossed the finish line of the Plymouth Half Marathon Gang Nam style while the crowd roared in approval. Their finish time was just under 1 hour and 48 minutes. Moments later DM’s mask came off as he gasped for air like a stranded fish and tried desperately to think …