Reviews by Distance

Marathons

  • Whitworth Trail Marathon 19th August The Whitworth Trail Marathon appealed to me because it was a trail, a marathon or something like that and in a place that I hadn’t run before. It was underwritten ... Read more
  • Dovedale Dipper 05th August After chatting to the lovely Caroline at the St Begas Ultra back in May she’d mentioned an event called the ‘Dovedale Dipper’ in Dovedale, Derbyshire. I quite fancied it, being a ... Read more
  • Midnight Marathon 16th July Cue a trip to London for a course that got cancelled a few days before. But I’ve booked everything I squealed. I can’t afford to loose money. Hell I am ... Read more
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Half Marathons

  • Derby Half Marathon 03rd June I wouldn’t normally do this sort of thing; a road race, a road race, a road race you hear me say? A half marathon? A half marathon? A half marathon ... Read more
  • Ramathon Half Marathon 07th June This was the second year of the Ramathon, last year I raced the event, this year I was pacing my friend Becky around the course. However it was almost like ... Read more
  • Chesterfield Half Marathon 14th September Two weeks previous to the Chesterfield Half I ran the Ring O’ Fire Ultra-marathon, I promised myself I wouldn’t ‘race’ in September and let my body recover, even though I ... Read more
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10kms

  • Wilmot Wander 2019 27th January The Wilmot Wander is a 32-mile route around Derby. Although not particularly hilly its a great event to end January with or start the year with – whichever way you ... Read more
  • SYCC 2018 #4 – Graves Park 09th December It’s cross country time – well only the one for me because my excuse has been ultra running having not been able to make any of the other South Yorkshire ... Read more
  • Hardwolds 80 23rd November The Hardwolds 80 captured my attention many a months ago. I cant explain why some events grab me by the feet and lure me towards them, inviting me to part ... Read more
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5kms

  • Furnace Inn Fun Run 26th December Here we are again at the Boxing day Furnace Inn 5km. The route had changed slightly due to building works but that didn’t matter. What mattered is that we were here, ... Read more
  • Furnace Inn Fun Run 26th December A boxing day ritual, the 3 mile race around Darley Abbey Park with my lovely best friend Becky. This is a short review, to say I am praying we are both ... Read more
  • Furnace Inn Fun Run 02nd December A tradition at the Furnace Inn to host this 5km run around Darley Abbey and a snippet at £2 a go too. The route is flat, flatter than Parkrun and popular ... Read more
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5 Miles

  • Dronfield Relays 08th July Interest in the Dronfield Relays emerged after speaking to running club social secretary Neal after a Power Yoga session one Thursday, its a Sunday, its two weeks after my 100 ... Read more
  • Golden Gates Gallop 07th October Golden Gates Gallop is a 5 mile multi terrain event in the gorgeous surroundings of Elvaston Castle.  We arrived in plenty of time with the kids in tow who would ... Read more
  • Western 5 08th March Western 5 mile Road RaceSunday morning, the day after a 21 mile event in the Peak District and my calfs are feeling the effects of near on 3000ft of climb but hell I am ... Read more
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10 Miles

  • Derby 10 12th November A week after the White Rose Ultra I was to help my lovely best friend Becky to complete the Derby 10. 10 miles around Derby. You may ask why, for ... Read more
  • Calver Trail Race 22nd October After doing the Limestone Way Ultra at the beginning of October with the Dark and White event guys I thought I would enter the Calver 10 mile trail race at ... Read more
  • Wheatley 10 10th July I was looking for one step up to my last event the Longshaw 10 so decided to keep the 10 in the picture and do one called the Wheatley 10 ... Read more
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Ultramarathons

  • Wilmot Wander 2019 27th January The Wilmot Wander is a 32-mile route around Derby. Although not particularly hilly its a great event to end January with or start the year with – whichever way you ... Read more
  • Hardwolds 80 23rd November The Hardwolds 80 captured my attention many a months ago. I cant explain why some events grab me by the feet and lure me towards them, inviting me to part ... Read more
  • From Dusk till Dawn 50 28th October This was an event I’d always wanted to have a go at – being local and in the dark it had a different appeal and the Beyond Marathon guys always ... Read more
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