Category Archives: Race Reports

The Big Apple – 7 years in the making


 
The start
 
5am and the alarm goes off, what the hell am I doing is my first thought.  True to form all my gear had been laid out the night before, at this ungodly hour I want to have the minimum of fuss, so a quick toilet break and change and myself and Woody set

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White Rose Ultra Race Report

After supporting Phil James and Naz on their 60 mile White rose ultra last year I decided I wanted to do one. So after chatting with a few people who have done ultra marathons I decided to join some of my fellow hoops and signed up for the 30 mile White rose ultra.
 
Team Saltwell

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Galloway dark skies race report.

So as a bit of background… this one I didn’t train for and I entered 3 days before the race. I had absolutely no goals, no idea what it would be like. I had limited knowledge of night running and really didn’t know what I was entering. The day I entered the forecast for race

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Bob Graham Round Report

Well all good things must come to an end and my Bob Graham journey came to an end when I climbed the stairs and touched the door of the Moot Hall in Keswick at 7:19pm Saturday 24th June.
 

It was the culmination of 7 months of training and around 5 years of planning, procrastinating, talking

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Scafell Pike race report

I entered this race on a whim. I was aware of how challenging it was likely to be as a running CV was required for entry to check you were capable of it. This was my third marathon. My first was Windermere, a hilly road race and my second was the St. Oswald’s ultra, a

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Iains Bob Graham Report

Bob Graham Round account – 26/27 May 2017

 

 

It is the Tuesday after I ran up the steps and touched the door of Keswick Moot Hall at 23:19 on Saturday 27 May 2017 to complete a Bob Graham Round and I don’t think I have stopped smiling since.
 
For those that are not familiar the Bob

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Highland Fling Race Report

I’ve previously written about my preparation for this race.. or lack of! Things had not quite went to plan but still I managed to head into this race feeling mentally and physically strong. I’m not sure how to write about 53 miles without it being an essay but i will give it a good go!
 
The

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Race Report: Newburn Good Friday relays 2017

Friday 14th saw another year of the Newburn Goof Friday relays. For me this was my first one. As a fairly new member to Saltwell Harriers I am just starting to get in to taking part in events and representing the club as part of the team. This was my second relays race and It

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Coledale Horseshoe Race Report

8.5 miles. 3000+ft ascent. Starting point: Braithwaite Lodge
 
So this was the second race of the fell race series and it was the complete opposite of the first in many ways. The most obvious being the weather. It was a beautiful day with not a cloud in the sky, definitely too hot for running over

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Bob Graham Blog Post 5 including Kielder Dark Skies 26.5 Race Report

 

So it’s now the beginning of April which means the start of spring which should mean better weather. I think that message has been lost somewhere along the way or I’ve just been unlucky in the times I’ve been out as its mostly been horrendous.
 
Looking on the bright side I guess its good mental

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