Repeat Performances: Running Lap Races

The Leviathon, Southend Pier Marathon, Beyond the Far Side:  Is there any merit in long races done as laps? In the last two weeks I have completed the 50-mile Leviathon which saw me repeat 7 there and back laps of the same stretch of Thames Path and the Southend Pier Marathon, which is 11 visits…

Chester vs Witty – The Verdict

Two weekends, two contrasting endurance races… 06/02/19 Chester has been on my marathon wish list for a while, a big-small road marathon, very popular amongst runners. I entered impetuously after The Great Welsh Marathon in Spring had left me with unfinished business in terms of getting a time. At the Great Welsh I set my…

No Witty Stingy Recce

I like social running. Ultras and trail running certainly have a camaraderie vibe that is less often seen in road running. Perhaps that is because times have less meaning on the trail or trail runners come out for the countryside as much as the exercise? Anyhow, a fun run on my horizon in October is…

A run of tourism

August 2019 I have just finished a tour of some of the best places in live in Europe. I’d like to call it an EU tour, but though I travelled seamlessly through it, I did go via Switzerland. Still, we started and finished in the EU. Setting out as a group of four, each leg…