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Mountain Marathon with a virus

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 22:58

If the symptoms are below the neck do not run.

You will fail to finish and you can potentially do yourself permanent damage.

Mountain marathons are really hard, there is no easy way to drop out and the weather is likely to be comparatively cold and wet.

Your sponsors will not worry if you postpone, tuck yourself up in bed and plan a different event.


New to running, are my times good on the treadmill?

Posted: 03/10/2014 at 21:02

I hate to say it Jack but treadmill calibration is pretty rubbish and 5 min mile pace is unlikely, though not impossible, for a first run.

Enjoy your running; even on a treadmill. 



BHF 10K Victoria Park Run

Posted: 19/08/2014 at 20:53

It costs bugger all (typically £100-200) to have your "commercial" race licensed through England Athletics and get your course officially measured. It's only £27 for a club event. 

You also get the assistance and advice of an EA event adjudicator who will make sure you don't make all the usual numpty mistakes.

Amazing that the more "professional" the organisation the more "amateur" their ability.

If the event isn't EA/UKA/Run Britain licensed walk, neigh run, away!

Where is your favourite place to run?

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 21:09

Hampshire Downs is where I mostly run and it's beautiful; not too hilly, not too flat, scenic with a great mix of terrain.

One of my other favourites is the North Antrim Coast, great place to run with fantastic scenery and the Portrush ParkRun on the beach is always an interesting experience.

Elevation maps.

Posted: 12/08/2014 at 20:55


Talkback: The effects of music before, during and after running

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 23:08

Statistically this trial is as useful as throwing a pair of dice. 15 athletes!

Reading Half Marathon between 2003 and 2008

Posted: 21/07/2014 at 21:27

Athletics Weekly?

Have you ever nearly died?

Posted: 01/07/2014 at 18:08

Once in the 1980s I was photographed wearing double denim, the shame, the shame.

Family running

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 18:16

On another note the Overton 5 started as an invitation International race with separate men's and ladies races; we had entrants from all over the world with runners from the old Czechoslovakia taking two days to get to Overton. 

The club still has links with, the now, Czech Republic racing over there every other year.

The Overton 5 is still, virtually, the same course since its inception, through the heart of the village, but it's now one race for men and women, open to all and is the opener for the Hampshire Road Race League.

Could possibly be good for an article?

Family running

Posted: 13/06/2014 at 17:14

Come to the Overton 5 Race in September and there are loads of adults doing the race whose parents did it when they were kids, in fact some of the parents are still doing it. We have old photos but you'll have to come down to Hampshire,

I'm afraid I'm not going to do all the work for you  


That's why you are paid!


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