Race report: Run Bedford 10k

  This was only the second in the Run Bedford series, with the first 10k event taking place last year and attracting just over 400 runners. This year saw over 750. Now, I’m no mathematician but by my calculations, if it continues to grow at this rate, the 2020 event will see over NINE BILLION runners…

Thunder Run 2015

  Just time for a very quick run-down of this years TR24, which I entered as part of a team of four: The Sneaky Badgers. I’ve done massive million-word waffling race reports for previous Thunder Runs, so this time I’ll just give the condensed version, with another sort-of-TR24-themed post later in the week. So, the weekend…

Race Report: Mizuno Reading Half Marathon 2014

A couple of days ago, I was lucky enough to take part in the Reading Half, as part of Team Write This Run. For those of you who’ve never heard of Write This Run, it’s a website for people who not only enjoy running, but also writing about it. And cake. There’s a massive correlation…

Race Report: Bedford Harriers Half Marathon 2013

Just time for a quick(ish) race report, rather than the usual 17000 word epic with Vikings and car chases and jam and spaceships and elephants and some more Vikings, and then even more Vikings, but this time chasing each other round on elephants  while covered in jam. There probably won’t even be an interval. Although…

Thunder Run 2013 (part two)

If you haven’t read part one yet, you might want to go back and do that now. But hey, I’m not here to tell you what to do. If you’re one of those renegade play-by-your-own-rules types, read on anyway… Act 5: Lap three (the gloop) I woke at dawn, and immediately felt ashamed that I’d…

Thunder Run 2013 (part one)

By now you may have already had a peek at my build-up to this year’s TR24. You may have even endured the War and Peaceness that was last year’s race report*. Brevity isn’t one of my strong points, so I’ll try my best not to get into a thing this time round. Honest. Act one:…

Race Report: 2013 Marston Forest 5k

Friday 14th June 2013 Marston Vale Millenium Country Park, Marston Moretaine, Bedfordshire I last ran the Marston Forest 5k back in 2011, and it was my first ever race. I was new to running, I was slow and I was clumsy. My enduring memory of that race is how I felt like a bit of…

Hills & Spills: the Cransley Hospice 10k 2012

It’s been a while since I did a race report, mainly because it’s been a while since I did a race, so here goes… Sunday 15th September, and time for the annual Cransley Hospice Road Race, an event held in the peaceful village of Cranford, Northants with proceeds going to the eponymous hospice. Cransley Hospice…