Reviews by Year


  • 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
  • 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
More from 2018


  • 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
  • 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
  • SYCC #1 – Longley 15th October It seemed odd that the first cross country was only 15 minutes from home in a random park in the middle of Sheffield, Longley Park. The only other time I ... Read more
More from 2017


  • Spine Challenger Route August 23, 2016 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
  • Midnight Marathon July 16, 2016 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
  • Wheatley 10 July 10, 2016 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
More from 2016


  • Crich Momument Race 18th July Crich memorial race is a great way to spend a really hot sunny Saturday afternoon in the middle of Derbyshire. I ran the race last year and bagged first female in ... Read more
  • 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
More from 2015


  • Hunshelf Amble 06th December The Hunshelf Amble is a little 7ish mile multi-terrain race starting from Oxsprings and taking in some spectacular views over the Green Moor area of Barnsley. Barnsley and spectacular views ... Read more
  • Heanor Pudding Run 23rd November Heanor Christmas Pudding RunI really love the Heanor Christmas Pudding Run, it always attracts such a variety of runners on a somewhat fast and varied course. It’s not road, it’s not trail, it’s ... Read more
  • SYCC #3 – Campsall 16th November A foggy November Sunday morning a yellow car full of Sheffield RC girls make the hefty pilgrimage to Campsall Park north of Donny (Doncaster) to run round in some mud. ... Read more
More from 2014


  • Heanor Pudding Run 24th November This was my third Heanor Christmas Pudding run, having only decided to do it 6 days previous after managing to complete a 9 mile fell race I was sure I ... Read more
  • Castle ParkRun #16 23rd November There is no castle in castle parkrun believe it or not, so that means we don’t run around a castle three times, instead we run around a park three times, up ... Read more
  • Hope Moors & Tors 17th November It was an bright autumunal Sunday morning and in the little village of Hope in the Peak District a lovely fell race was about to take place: The 15th Hope ... Read more
More from 2013


  • Dukeries Dusk into Dark 20th October And now for something completely different..a dusk into dark race around the splendid surroundings of Sherwood; Nottinghamshire. Well what else would you do with £20 on a Saturday evening? Walk ... 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
  • Cutlers Relays 06th October The Northern Cross Country Cutlers Relay Championships takes place once a year on a sunny Saturday crisp October morning. Runners from up north travel down to the border of “oopp ... Read more
More from 2012


  • High Peak Relays 13th November A foggy damp November Sunday descended upon the picturesque Derbyshire town of Matlock, Cromford Mill to be exact, bathing in Matlock bath. No baths for the 16 or so of ... Read more
  • Sheffield 101010 30th October 10 10 10This was my first race since May 2011 after being injured with the dreaded Plantar Fascitis (nasty evil plantar f&*^%ing Fascitis). I had been running on and off short distance ... Read more
  • Bupa Great Yorkshire Run 05th September If you asked me a few days before the Great Yorkshire Run how I was feeling, and whether I would run the streets of Sheffield, I would have grunted like ... Read more
More from 2011