Reviews by Terrain


  • 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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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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  • Edale Skyline 13th March Who’s bright idea was it to have x2 long distance (21 mile) fell races with a cumulative climb of over 6500ft the day after each other in the stunning Peak ... Read more
  • Round Latrigg 19th August A trip to the lakes was not supposed to end with a broken leg. Crack. So take a picturesque camp-site nestled a couple of miles away from Keswick in the Lake ... Read more
  • Half Tour of Bradwell 08th August Destination Bradwell, a little old lead mining village nestled in the heart of the Peak District, supporting the ‘Long and Half Tour of Bradwell’ either a very tough 33 mile ... Read more
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Running Holidays

  • Spine Challenger Route 23rd August The idea was to run part of the Pennine Way from Edale to Hawes – inspired by the Spine Challenge Runners of 2015. 108 miles over 3 days. The breakdown ... Read more
  • Shortest Day Run 20th December It’s winter solstice – the shortest day weekend, so this means its time for a run, a big run. Founded through Twitter, the ‘shortest day run’ a spin off from ... Read more
  • West Highland Way Holiday 12th May West Highland WayWest Highland Way – 96 miles over 5 days in other words Scotland’s Great Trails-Slighe na GĂ idhealtachd an Iar. So when telling people I was off on holiday to run 96 ... Read more
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Relay Races

  • 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
  • Sheffield Way Relay 24th September It’s back, it’s that time of year, its the Sheffield Way Relay. This was my first ‘race’ back in a year supporting club colours. I had done a couple of ... Read more
  • Cutlers Relays 22nd October That time of year again, the Northern Cross Country Relays; ‘Cutlers Relays’ at Graves Park in Sheffield. Last time I ran these was 4 years ago, the day before I ... 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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Lapped Races

  • 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
  • Manvers Dusk till Dawn 28th July And now for something completly different, well for me anyway. I don’t normally like flat, or running around in circles, but what’s not to like when there is an event ... Read more
  • Thunder Run 27th July This was my second year at Thunder Run. After the 2013 episode of Thunder Run, in which it really did lead up to its name; caked in mud throughout ... Read more
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Mountain Marathons

  • 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
  • Great Lakeland 3 Day 01st May I entered the GL3D on recommendation from a few people, a mountain marathon type event over three days with camping and transfer of bags each day, so in essence 3 ... Read more
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Cross Country

  • 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
  • Yorkshire Vets CC 04th March Whilst at the other side of the world I got tagged in a post asking if I could make up the team for the Yorkshire VETs Cross Country in West ... Read more
  • SYCC #2 – Winterhill 29th October Winterhill at Kimberworth- my nemesis, the only race I have ever dropped out of – the big fat DNF in 2014. It was messing with my head. Excuse one bagged. ... Read more
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