Snowdonia Marathon Eryri review

I love the colour and noise of a large city marathon, but could I do it on a cold, rainy morning in Llanberis? My experience of Snowdonia Marathon!

Monday Photograph #53

Have you heard the story of Tsutomu Yamaguchi, the only man to have survived both atomic bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki?

Prepare now for the story of Demi Tsekrekou, one of many to have survived the cancellation of both half marathons in Leicester and Peterborough!

Three Fires

What is the connection between a half-forgotten Disney comic book story and a 43-year old marathon runner’s annual racing plan?

Ashby 20 mile 2019 Review

I sang the praises of the Ashby 20 Mile race in my 2017 review, thinking it could get no better, but after 2018’s cancelation due to snow, this year saw it return stronger and add: Greater involvement of the local community and businesses: It’s almost as if more local businesses recognised that the arrival of…

Happy Ashby!

Good luck to everyone running, supporting, volunteering and of course organising Ashby 20 today! Let’s go earn ourselves some cobs!

Κυριακίδεια (Kyriakideia) 2019

“By the way, the Filothei run is 95% flat, we just learnt!” my sister wrote excitedly, referring to the 10k race she had roped me into on the occasion of my visit to Greece in January. I was hesitant to enter at first, as we would only be there for the week, with loads of…

Monday Photographs #44 & #45

The week that was, was sandwiched between two Long Runs: A 19 mi one (31 km) in the dusk then dark on Monday (owed from the Sunday of the week before) and a 20 mi one (32.2 km) in the mist then sun on the Sunday: They were both hard and absolutely fascinating, each in…

Monday Photographs #42 & #43

Having missed the second due to holidays, I was back for Chris’ third coaching session, and the last one before his coaching qualification. It was a lovely winter’s day, so we decided to attend as a family. I had visions of Philip running with Demi outside of the makeshift track Chris had set out on…