One of my favourite cities is Liverpool and I have waited a long time for a Marathon to take place there having run the Liverpool Half in 1996. Finally, earlier this year it was announced that indeed there was to be a Marathon this year. I reckon I was one of the first people to enter. Even though the entry fee was £46 I decided that this opportunity would be too good to miss. Continue reading RunLiverpool Marathon 9-10-11
This was the fifth in a series of charity trail Marathons along the towpath of the Lea Valley. I have taken part in every one but, sadly in 2009 I failed to finish due to getting lost and running out of time. This year the route was changed so, instead of a point to point including a loop around the Lea Valley Country Park, we ran an out and back along the towpath. Continue reading One2Go trail Marathon 10-9-2011
They said ‘only a half, that’ll be easy for you’. Wrong! It was not easy at all, it’s a long time since I did a half so I wasn’t sure how it would go but it was an enjoyable experience. The reason I decided to do this one was because I did my very first half Marathon in Cheltenham in 1985 in around 2-08. Didn’t think I would get near that again and, once I started walking, I knew it was going to be slow. Crossed the line in 2-35-10 tired but happy. Bearing in mind I had a Marathon the following week it was a useful training run. Met a few chums from my days in Gloucester so that was nice too.
Well, those of you who know me will realise by now that I love a challenge or something a bit different so when I heard about a night 12 hour race across the Humber Bridge I couln’t resist it. So last weekend together with my good friend Elaine Oddie we motored up to Hull for the first running (excuse the pun) of this unique racewhich started on the North side of the bridge at 7-00pm so we checked in to our Premier Inn just a couple of miles from the venue at 2-00pm with the idea of grabbing a few hours kip before going to the race. We had stopped for a meal at lunch time and planned to have a snack about 5-00pm. Continue reading My latest adventure – racing over the Humber Bridge
Entry forms are available here:Crawley 6 & 12 Hour Race 2012
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In 2010 I helped out at this race with Alan Young. We did the well stocked food table between us, Alan doing the night shift and me the day shift. It appeared to be a well organised event so, as I have never attempted a 48 hour race (I have done 24 hours 15 times) I thought I would give it a go this year. The thought of all that food also attracted me! Continue reading Fun in Cologne at the 48 hour race
Last year, with my friend Alan Young, I helped out at the Cologne event, providing the competitors with a wide variety of goodies from the food table. I did the day shift and Alan took care of the nightime. I was so impressed with the event that I asked Wolfgang, the organiser, if I could take part this year and he said yes. It has been a long time since I have run on a cinder track (my first 24 hour race in Doncaster in June 2002) so it won’t be easy. In fact, I don’t think I will actually be running very much, mainly speed walking.
If you would like to have a look at my justgiving.com/ page you will see some photos of our kids in Uganda and also a short video of the work being done to build the school and the orphanage. (This can also be seen on the charity website – see the link).
At present we have over 200 children at the school as day pupils but, as soon as the dormitories are completed we will be able to take boarders which, of course, will generate some income.
It is estimated that we will need at least £100,000 to complete the project so if you are able to donate some money it would be very much appreciated by us and the children.
Well, that’s another Marathon done and dusted and what a great time we had. The weather was perfect and Superman (John) Robin the Hood (Robbie) and I were in good spirits. Continue reading Virgin London Marathon
Crawley A.I.M. 6 & 12 Hour Track Race 2011 Results
Twenty one athletes , including 3 females were set off at 7-00am by Race Director Pam Storey for the 12 hour track race at the K2 Leisure Centre, Crawley in perfect weather conditions for distance running.
These would be joined 3 hours later by eighteen males and 2 females running the 6 hour race. Continue reading Crawley A.I.M. 6 & 12 Hour Track Race 2011 Results
If anyone would like to sponsor us, my just giving.com site is still running (see link).
We will all be carrying buckets and hoping to collect £1500 minimum.
Also, if anyone can spare time to come to London to help empty our buckets please contact me.