Cardiff Half Marathon – October 5th

Fifteen thousand eight hundred and sixty six runners finished this very popular and fast Half-Marathon Race won by Boniface Kongin of Kenya in 62.02.

Full Race Results HERE

Blackburn Harriers Ben Fish and Paul Bradshaw were amongst the competitors. Ben finished in 12th place overall in a time of 66.46 and said afterwards that he was very happy. I didn’t know what to expect. Strange, I always run well after burying myself in a marathon. Glad to be back to where I should be after an awful pathetic struggle at Nottingham marathon”. Paul finished 179th in a time of 79.59. This was his debut at the distance and he was very pleased telling us“First ever half marathon and snuck under 1.20 with 1.19.59! Awesome atmosphere in Cardiff”


 MBNA Chester Marathon – October 5th

Full Results HERE

10689645_10203354699962612_2150903777154772282_n-1Two thousand four hundred and sixty six runners finished the Chester Marathon and amongst them Claire Bridge who finished in 1972nd place with a time of 4hr 37.04. Claire in only her second Marathon set a massive new PB when she chopped 53 minutes off here previous best and quipped afterwardsI’m still smiling now! I’ve told Jonathan IF I was to ever run a marathon again it has to be New York!”



Pegwell Bay 5k parkrun – October 4th

Full Results HERE

Sarah Toms and dad Michael Toms competed in the Pwegwell Bay Race and with good results. Michael competing in a Park run for the first time finished second overall in a time of 18.01. Sarah wasn’t far behind in 5th place setting a new PB of 18.38 to boot and commented “Graduated, seen the fam and PB’s all round at pegwell bay park run… Not bad eh!”



Sunday 28th September 2014


Full Results HERE

Came across John Orrell recently walking up and down the Track with a Kettle Bell held above his head. On enquiry at this strange sight, John informed me that he was in training for this years 3 Peaks Cyclo-Cross. I thought it is hard enough running the Three Peaks let alone carrying a bike as well!!

The Race was won by Rob Jebb in the astonishing time of 2.59.25 – the only athlete ever to complete the Race in under three hours. Report on this can be read HERE

John finished in 483rd place with a time of 5hr.18min. 23 seconds. This is his third attempt at the Race posting 6.00.35 in 2012 and 5.16.21 in 2013 which means he has knocked over 40 minutes off his first time effort in the Race.