Reviews by Year


  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
More from 2018


  • 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
  • Limestone Way Ultra 01st October The Limestone Way Ultra is only in its second year but it ticked many boxes for me and some extra boxes thrown in for good measure. Takes place on a Sunday ... 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
More from 2017


  • Longshaw Trust 10 June 26, 2016 It was the weekend of the Round Sheffield Run so most of Sheffield were running around Sheffield, that’s why its called the Round Sheffield Run. Me – not me, and ... Read more
  • Solstice Swim June 19, 2016 Time for a bit of a swim gloat. Solstice Weekend I had planned to be at the start line of the 96 mile West Highland Way Race, but due to many ... Read more
  • Hoka Highland Fling April 30, 2016 This is my post to wallow in my own self pity – I had a bad race. The end. But not quite. I need to look at why and write it ... Read more
More from 2016


  • 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
  • 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
  • Chatsworth 10km 03rd May Chatsworth 10km is a scenic race around the home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire in the middle of the Peak District. The hillsides are deliciously hilly, muddy and full ... Read more
More from 2015


  • Druids Challenge 09th November Druids Ultramarathon - The Ridgeway 84 miles in 3 daysThe Druids Challenge organised by the XNRG team is a three day Ultra marathon that follows the ancient ‘Ridgeway National Trail’. The trail runs from Ivinghoe Beacon in Buckinghamshire, through ... Read more
  • SYCC #2 – Wentworth 26th October We’re all fawned of running right? So what better way to spend a sunny Sunday morning than at Wentworth Castle in Barnsley to run around the grounds a few times ... Read more
  • British Masters CC Relays 25th October My first ever outing in my Spikes Who let the spikes out? Who let the spikes out? Saturday morning jumped out of bed and put on my best spikes… (Beginning lyrics to ... Read more
More from 2014


  • SYCC #2 – Graves Park 10th November After doing Parkrun the day before, I decided then to take part in the second South Yorkshire Cross Country at Graves Park in Sheffield. It was local, and I had ... Read more
  • Hillsborough Parkrun #40 09th November Round and round and round and round we go, round and round and round we go. Well only three times but today I decided to delve back into Parkrun really ... Read more
  • South Yorkshire Road Relays 31st August Today I ran for the very last time around Don Valley. Shed a tear or two for this iconic Stadium. Bye bye Don Valley. I had no expectations of what I ... Read more
More from 2013


  • Tracks & Trails Holiday 23rd September Chamonix Trail Running HolidaySo you need a holiday but you don’t know where to go. Sitting on a beach all day for 7 days is worse than watching paint dry and going Skegness ... Read more
  • Bupa Great North Run 16th September This was my third time at the Great North Run, my first one was 3 years ago, my second 2 years ago and this one, my deferred entry from last ... Read more
  • Yorkshire Vets Relays 09th September Today’s event – the Yorkshire VETs relays, nothing to do with men and women dressed up in white coats running around with dogs, cats and guinea pigs, no, this was ... Read more
More from 2012


  • 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
  • Chatsworth 10km 19th July Chatsworth House 10km all in aid of Helen’s Trust – nothing to do with me just something to do with a great charity and a great place to run in ... Read more
  • Asics British 10km 11th July I am trying to jog my memory to when I last did some running, in the running world it was a long time ago, all due to a strained tendon ... Read more
More from 2011