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Islay Single Malt Marathon for 2015

Posted: 07/11/2014 at 14:34

Oh what a great excuse to go to Islay. I spent my summer hols on the Kyles of Bute and wanted to get to Islay for a trip but ran out of time.

Bring Back races

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 10:59

I really must figure out how this quote thingy works

Bring Back races

Posted: 29/10/2014 at 10:43
DW 4 wrote (see)

Potteries Marathon has done just that BtB. A group of runners from local clubs have got together following a FB post asking about reviving the race. Coincidentally, 2 weeks later Runners World featured the race in its 'Bring Back' section

9 months later and they've just launched the race - happening on Sunday July 5th 2015


What a great event this was, so good to hear it's being revived. "The Friendly Marathon" due to the fantastic locals of course, the course itself was not too friendly at all - the big question amongst many runners being which is the toughest, Potteries of Snowdonia?
On a more local front down here in Kent we've lost the Quicksand 15 (along the beaches & clifftops of Thanet) and the Cliffe Woods 10k which was a BARR silver graded event. In my opinion both would make welcome returns


Sadly departed races

Posted: 01/10/2013 at 23:14

Terence Earney - The many unofficial drinks stations at the Potteries were welcome and the ice lolly I received at mile 23 was heaven


Sadly departed races

Posted: 27/09/2013 at 13:49

I last did the Potteries Marathon in 1999. Not too many years later someone (or body of people) decided Stoke on Trent was the dullest place in England to live. These people had obviously not run the Potteries Marathon and enjoyed the level of support & encouragement from the locals that I and many other runners experienced. Dullest place in England? My a*se!


Sadly departed races

Posted: 26/09/2013 at 16:41

Got to agree with Terence Earney - The POTTERIES MARATHON. Always a debate which was harder between this & Snowdonia. The locals added to the event for runners. Sadly missed event.

On a more local scale to me personally th Quicksand 15 (Margate) & the Cliffe Woods 10k have sadly passed away

Long time subscribers

Posted: 12/07/2013 at 10:58

41 messages & all but a small handful of them negative...As a running coach I say to my athletes that death or injury aside, the worst thing that can happen when you make a mistake is that you don't learn from it.

RW (Annie) your subscribers have spoken, for the future of the magazine you need to react & remedy the (many) aforementioned areas.

? on increasing mileage

Posted: 29/06/2013 at 11:05

Once upon a time it was considered 4 cycling miles = 1 running mile. I'm not aware of any updates to this train of thought

Nantes or La Rochelle Marathons

Posted: 26/06/2013 at 12:52

Have done La Rochelle a few times. Terrain-wise it's one of the flattest marathons going and a 2 lapper. Run on the final Sunday of November so the weather tends to be cool - ideal for running each time I've done it. In summary - well organised (VLM with less than a quarter of the field); very good PB potential.

Eiro O' Flop (Ryanair) fly direct to La Rochelle from Stansted. Can also be reached by Eurostar/TGV train services which - due to the time of year - can be quite affordable.

The British 10K

Posted: 20/06/2013 at 10:55
Wilkie wrote (see)

Local 10k races can put them on for £15, and with chip timing.  And I think that's a bit steep.  I remember when you'd get change from a tenner...


Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)

and you got that change in groats ?


Check it out: Henfield HALF MARATHON - 18th August. £10(affiliated). Mildly cheaper than The British Rip Off (10k)

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