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The Great West Fell Race


It’s been a while since we had a proper, serious running outing to do some fell running so, with the excuse of it being my stag do, I dragged Andy Keehn (a glutton for punishment), Dan Murphy (fell run virgin) and Andy Leal (grizzled veteran with a many a mountainous tale to tell) along with […]

The Salisbury 5-4-3-2-1 by Abi Cooke

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(You might want to have a cup of tea and a snack while you read this!) In February after going through a bit of a rough patch, my super runner Brother Paul, suggested we enter an ultra ‘to cheer you up’.  I think it says something about my state of mind at the time that […]

Island Games Jersey 2015


As you may know I’ve had a bit of a turbulent time with running leading up to the Island Games. First I experienced excitement and sheer terror at the prospect of running which then turned into distress that I might not be able to compete due to twingy calves and a sore shin. All of […]

Needles Half Marathon 7/6/15 by Ken Beak

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Thanks to Ken for this report. Today I did my first half marathon. I thoroughly enjoyed the run (with the possible exception of the last mile). I hadn’t run the course but knew what to expect in terms of gradient. I had run the distance on a couple of occasions in the previous month which […]

Shaftesbury Grand Tri Weekend by Abi Cooke

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Last weekend four Ryde Harriers, Cherry, Philippa, Sally and Abi with Julie Salter from Isle of Wight Road Runners all took a road trip down to the lovely village of Wimborne St-Giles to take part in the Grand Tri Run Weekend. The event is a weekend long mini-festival of triathlon and running, all taking place […]