Trail runners South Downs

Trails and Tribulations on the South Downs

Fourth marathon of 2017 and another visit to the cross-country trails, a maiden run at the South Downs Trail Marathon.  As with my previous three runs, one being an ultra, I was expecting another tough course however this time it was made harder being one of the hottest days of the year and, unknown to…

marathon runners

Seville Marathon: No Rain in Spain & Trainer Pain

My third race in Spain, previous being Barcelona Marathon and Rock ‘n’ Roll Madrid, and it was back to the marathon. It was my first time to Seville and I was anticipating a flat course. Everything was seemingly in place for a good race despite my niggling hamstring injury.

Marathon runners

Budapest Marathon: 26.2 in 26°C

After a summer of half marathons and the odd Park Run it was time to get back to the big 26.2 and another new destination, Budapest. After nailing my fastest marathon (3:32) in Tokyo at the beginning of the year, I was again aiming for a sub 3:30.