Reviews by Distance


  • London Marathon 13th April Cue 18 months ago; I qualified for a ‘club championship’ entry place in London. Even back then I wasn’t sure if I wanted to enter it or not but hell ... Read more
  • White Peak Marathon 18th May I Have run a marathon. Okay, so it’s been done before. But not by me – Cliff Temple So its Saturday and its time for my first ever 26.2 ... Read more
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Half Marathons

  • Ramathon Half Marathon 08th June Ramathon Half MarathonThe Ramathon was back after 18 years, Derby’s half marathon. I wasn’t even down to do this race as it was road and I was in the midst of holidayness. ... Read more
  • Eyam Half Marathon 19th May Eyam Half MarathonNormal people do not sit in freezing cold water at 5.55am on a Sunday morning whilst updating facebook with that exact knowledge. Normal people do not run their first ... Read more
  • Tissington Half Marathon 07th October My journey to my sub 1.30 half marathon started at 7am as I left Sheffield and conquored the foggy fog of the Peak District. The beauty of the low flying ... Read more
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  • 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
  • ROC Mountain Marathon 28th September A mountain marathon? What’s that? 26.2 miles in the mountains? Well no, if you’ve not heard of mountain marathons then they are exactly un- that. With varied distances, and varied ... Read more
  • Equinox 24 23rd September Its good to mix it up occasionally and do something different, and I do miss the ‘team spirit’ of not being able to participate in club events and social runs ... Read more
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  • Darley Abbey Parkrun #113 11th July Back again lined up on a hot Saturday morning in Darley Abbey, two in a row, this is getting rather habitual, or would be if I made three in a ... Read more
  • Darley Abbey Parkrun #112 04th July My first Parkrun in ages, my favourite Parkrun at Darley Abbey because its not so much running round in circles but running around in just 2ish circles and most of ... Read more
  • Conkers Parkrun #206 14th February If you haven’t heard of Parkrun then you must be living in the ice ages. With over a million zillion free ‘timed 5km runs’ around the world Parkrun has become ... Read more
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5 Miles

  • Tiger Toger 01st April Tiger TodgerTonight I am going to give the weather an award, a perfect sunny evening gleaming over Dore, Sheffield and the Peaks of the Peak District. So what better way to ... Read more
  • Heanor 5 30th July Heanor 5Sometimes runners wait months or years to participate in a race, sometimes runners wait minutes or just hours. This event dropped into the latter category. Only a few ... Read more
  • SYRRS #4 – Worsborough 11th May The fourth and final South Yorkshire road race series took place at Worsborough Mill just outside Barnsley on the 11 May 2011. A lovely run on a very sunny evening. I’ve ... Read more
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10 Miles

  • Burton 10 10th May Burton on Trent was brewing a range of pbs for a 10 mile race involving a few 100 local runners and me. Starting off at a leisure centre, taking in ... Read more
  • Chesterfield Spire 10 06th July Chesterfield Spire 10This race had always been held at the end of August and always clashed with other events, so when it came up that it was the first Sunday in July ... Read more
  • Double or Quit 01st September What better way to spend the evening of the 1st September 2012 running a 10 mile trail race – double or quit. The name says it all, you can double ... Read more
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  • Equinox 24 23rd September Its good to mix it up occasionally and do something different, and I do miss the ‘team spirit’ of not being able to participate in club events and social runs ... Read more
  • Pennine Barrier 100 23rd June Rewind to February 2018 when I stood caked in mud at the finish line of the 100 km Tarawera Ultra-marathon in New Zealand. Someone walks up to me and asks ... Read more
  • St Begas Ultra – (SBU35) 27th May Inspired by two running friends’ photos on Facebook (Jen Scotney and Martin Hookway) who ran across the Lakes taking in the ‘Coast to Coast’ route as part of Jen’s epic ... Read more
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