The Great North Run 2019

Sunday 8th September was the 39th Great North Run and number 4 for me. Since Gayle and I started running the GNR, we have looked forward to it each year. After running it for our first year, we were offered and took out a membership so that we were guaranteed a place... read more

Vitality Big Half 2019

This is the second year that this race has been held and, apart from the weather on the day, it was a really good race. Last year, the “Beast from the East” descended on the country and dumped a load of snow a few days before. This caused a lot of problems... read more

Running Grand Prix – Oulton Park Half Marathon

Here we are in December and my final Half Marathon in this crazy year of trying to run twelve half marathons in twelve months. We ran a Half Marathon around Oulton Park back in February, unfortunately, during the race, I had to withdraw due to ill health, but this... read more

Perkins Great Eastern Half Marathon

Half marathon number 9 for me this year and I have to say, apart from the weather, it was quite a good race and I would definitely consider running it again. The route is very flat and, given the right conditions, I would try to use this course to get a half marathon... read more

Dublin Rock’n’Roll Half Marathon

That was one difficult race. In fact, I think that has to be one of the hardest races I have ever done, more about that later. What did I think of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Dublin Half Marathon? Well, to be honest, I wasn’t that impressed with it. It was a very poorly... read more

ESSAR Chester Half Marathon

Yesterday I ran the Chester half marathon, which was my second completed HM of 2018.  I must admit I had reservations about running this race after taking part in the Chester Marathon last year. I didn’t really enjoy the full Marathon much, as I found... read more

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