Category: Race Reports

VM London Marathon 2019- Race Report

VM London Marathon 2019- Race Report

The London Marathon has been on my bucket list ever since I laced up my first pair of running trainers. Maybe even before. Like many runners though, I’ve clocked up a fair number of ballot rejections over the years before I finally managed to run […]

Bournemouth Bay Run 2019- Race Report

Bournemouth Bay Run 2019- Race Report

What a difference a year makes. I remember spending the start of last year’s Bournemouth Bay Run sheltering under the flyover from the rain. This year I arrived in short sleeves with 4 minutes to spare after a casual 9.5 mile warm up and jumped […]

Bath Half- Race Report

Bath Half- Race Report

For an ‘A’ race, I’d done a scarily little amount of preparation for the Bath half marathon. Which, incidentally, is the polar opposite to my normal ‘plan for EVERY conceivable eventuality, and a few more for good measure’ approach. I just don’t know what happened. […]

Wimborne 20- Race Report

Wimborne 20- Race Report

Well, I’m not sure who invited Freya to join the party, but frankly, we could have done without her! When my alarm went off at 6am, and I was greeted by the sounds of driving rain hammering against my bedroom window, I won’t lie, there […]

Bournemouth 10- Race Report

Bournemouth 10- Race Report

Bournemouth 10 was my much awaited first race of the year. I’d actually never raced a 10 miler before, but I was hoping it was going to feel like a shorter half marathon. Let’s be honest, often halves do feel about 5K too long, especially […]

Christchurch Christmas 10K- Race Report

Christchurch Christmas 10K- Race Report

Christchurch Christmas 10K was a race of firsts. My first time running as a reindeer. The first time I’d been presented with a Christmas pudding at a finish line. And the first time I’d overtaken Santa in the home straight! All of these left me […]

Bournemouth Half Marathon- Race Report

Bournemouth Half Marathon- Race Report

If I were a football team, Bournemouth marathon festival would be my home game. I run the route day in, day out and I know every section of it like the back of my hand. I know the shortest route round the corners, where to […]

Winchester Half Marathon- Race Report

Winchester Half Marathon- Race Report

Sitting in my car with cold, horizontal rain thrashing at the windscreen, I wasn’t convinced that entering Winchester half marathon had been such a great idea. I signed up on a complete whim when a friend asked if I fancied going with her. Not one […]

Salisbury 54321 Half Marathon- Race Report

Salisbury 54321 Half Marathon- Race Report

As the saying goes: ‘run long, run often, but never out run your joy of running.’ As much as I love answering to my Garmin split times during a road race, every once in a while it’s revitalising to run just for the love of running. […]

Poole Festival of Running 10K- Race Report

Poole Festival of Running 10K- Race Report

What can I say? Poole festival of running 10K is one of, if not, my favourite races of the year. It’s incredibly friendly, well organised, competitive and ALWAYS sunny…. although I’m not sure the organisers can take credit for that bit! If I were at […]