The Ox Marathon 2016

22nd May 2016 White Star Running Ox Marathon It’s been two years since I’ve run a marathon. The last was towing the line at the gloriously sunny London Marathon in 2014. Today, as I was kindly given a lift by Jo and Sarah from Westbourne Running Club, the weather didn’t look as promising! I was…

Race Report – White Rose Ultra 100 mile – Yorkshire

The White Rose Ultra 2015.   This is the first time organisers Team OA have organised a 100 mile event, which consists of 3 loops of their 30 mile course with a 10 mile additional loop tagged onto the beginning.  There were aid stations every 5 miles and all in all for the reasonably priced entry fee…

Centurion NDW 50 2015

16th May 2015 Farnham – Knockholt Pound, via the North Downs Way 50ish miles – 1700m elevation 13 hour cut off When I finished the NDW 50 last year, I was so physically and mentally exhausted that I didn’t do another race for 10 months. The goal for the 2015 edition then was to finish…

The ‘Half’ Oner

11th April 2015 Charmouth – Portland – Weymouth 40ish miles This is almost my home race, finishing about a mile from where I currently live, so I was excited to finally have it down in the diary. It is a beast of a race, 82 miles over the pretty unforgiving South West Coastal Path with…

Race Report – The Oner – Jurassic Coast

Firstly i’ll explain my excuses for DNF’ing at mile 19… nah, can’t be bothered, and don’t pretend to care 😉 ‘The Oner’ is run between Charmouth and Studland Bay, covering East Devon, West (and East) Dorset including the Purbecks and the 14 mile loop of Portland.  Which pretty much equates to the second half of this…

Race Report – Beachy Head marathon – Eastbourne

I’ve missed a few posts recently, including the Bournemouth marathon, although without photos the purpose of a blog is pointless here. There was only one photo taken of me, in my fancy dress Cow! – see below: The Beachy Head Marathon The Beachy Head Marathon is a shade under 26 miles although you will have…

Race report – Salisbury 54321 – 50K

Salisbury 54321 50K ultra marathon, Salisbury 5-4-3-2-1 Distance – 50k Time – 4hr 26 Position – 15th (out of 199) Food – 3 energy gels and some occasional salt when the legs were struggling Drink – one cup of water at each of the plentiful aid stations (roughly every 3 or 4 miles) It’s been…