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Purbeck Marathon 2015

Purbeck Marathon 2015

The Purbeck Marathon claims to be one of the most scenic marathons in the world. I can say now, without question, that it is the most scenic l have ever done. Jurassic Coast It is set in the beautiful county of Dorset in the South West of the UK. This area is known as the Jurassic Coast because the exposed ...

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Giants Head Marathon

Giants Head Marathon

Was the Giants Head Marathon actually a marathon or an ultra in disguise? I don’t know about you but one thing that amuses a lot of seasoned runners is when they tell someone they’ve just run a marathon and the person replies with ‘Wow, how far was it?’. How Far Is A Marathon? A few weeks back I took part ...

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South Downs Half Marathon

South Downs Half Marathon

Back in February 2015 I drove to the Queen Elizabeth Country Park to run the 21 mile Meon Valley Plod. The South Downs Half Marathon starts in almost exactly the same place, at the foot of Butser Hill near Petersfield in Hampshire. The big difference between this and my previous visit was the weather. I suppose you might expect that ...

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Windsor Trail Half Marathon

Royal Windsor Trail Half Marathon

It felt like the first day of summer for the Royal Windsor Trail Half Marathon. I had driven up early on Sunday morning from the south coast to the pretty town of Windsor, on the banks of the Thames and famous of course for Windsor Castle. Perfect Location It really was a gorgeous morning and I was very pleased to ...

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How to Run a Trail Marathon

How to Run a Trail Marathon

How to Run A Trail Marathon I recently ran the Steyning Stinger trail marathon in West Sussex. Whilst running I filmed a documentary entitled How to Run A Trail Marathon. It’s a very basic guide for beginners. You can watch the film here, or you can read the script below, which I stuck to for the most part! Starting out ...

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Longman Ultra – Race Report

Longman Ultra

My first ultra distance! Sometime ago, my friend Richard asked if I’d like to run an ultra with him. My response was not dissimilar to “Heavens man, what are you thinking? Good Lord no.” Actually it was quite dissimilar to that, but you get the idea.¬†However, as time passed over the summer I mellowed a little and even began to ...

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