Race Report: Tricera-TROT

In 2016, by this point in the year I think I’d run about 10 races altogether, this year, I’ve run zero, until today.  Injury put paid to a few events i’d signed up for early on, and then I’d gotten out-of-the-way of running, but also didn’t want to pay to sign up for more races…

Race Report: A Day at the Movies

Waking up at 3am the night before a race with raging period pain, feeling as if your entire insides are about to make a wholesale break for freedom is never the best prep in the world.  However, thanks to the miracle that is loads of painkillers, I’d made it to the start of Phoenix Running’s…

Race Report: Bright 10

6am, all I can hear are tweeting birds.  No, not from outside, from my alarm.  Outside, it is pitch black, and all you can hear is the howling wind and pissing rain.  Oh happy days.  I must admit that for a few seconds I did wonder about pulling the duvet over my head and making…

Race Report: Bacchus Half Marathon

Last year, when I had visions of getting back into running and doing more events, I signed up for the Bacchus Half.  Organised by my lovely pal Nicky and her team at Events to Live, the Bacchus is a race for the running elite, for those serious about perfecting the art of running and ….okay,…

Bad Cow 10K: Race Report

Another weekend, another event.  Happily fortune favours those training for half marathons it would seem, as on the week I was scheduled to run a 10k, I managed to get a space in the Bad Cow 10k, run by the fabulous White Star Running.  Run by my pal Andy “not a postman” Palmer and his team,…

Dark Phoenix: Race Report

Whenever I’m training for something like a half or full marathon (which is to say rarely), I like to try and fit in a race, where possible, in place of a long run, as it makes it more fun. Obviously the word ‘race’ is used in its loosest possible sense. Anyhoo, this weekend I was…

Race (support) report

It’s fair to say that virtually all my annual leave from work this year revolves around sport in some way or other.  It’s also fair to say that I’m not the one actually exerting myself on 90% of those dates, thankfully. The weekend of July 23rd was to be no exception, so the day before…

Race Report: Bognor 10K

Having run the sum-total of one race last year, this year’s tally is up to three, two of which have been within the last 4 days!  I don’t expect this accelerated race-rate to continue.  My body wouldn’t thank me. Anyway, now that I live by the coast, only about 40 mins from Bognor Regis (though…

Race Report: Top Gun Run

I’ve always loved Tom Cruise, despite his Scientology freakery, and never more so that when he played Maverick in Top Gun. Aaaaaaaaaah, fast aircraft and hot men, what more can one ask for?  Well this year is the 30th, yes, THIRTIETH! anniversary of the release of the film, so it was by pure luck that I…