May 15, 2018

Perhaps it is not fair to write a race report when your feet still hurt from the race 😊 But I have 4+ hours to kill on the train to Seattle so here goes!

Why do it?

The Views!

When my friend Christopher suggested Vancouver marathon as a spring race, I was all in. The route finishes on the Seawall one of my favorite places in the world to run 😊. In terms of beaut...

October 30, 2017

One of the great things about travelling is the opportunity to run races in interesting new places!  You never quite know what to expect!

This weekend I ran the 8th Kokyo marathon in Tokyo Japan. Before you are too impressed, I should explain that in Japan the term marathon is used to refer to any race of any distance. My Kokyo marathon was 21.1 km so it was in...

June 22, 2016

Grandma’s marathon is a big race in a small town. 9,500 people registered for the marathon and about the same for the half marathon (which sells out fast). If you haven’t heard of it, you may want to add it to your bucket list.

When is it? Late spring

On a Saturday in early June – So the weather could be a perfect cold and misty, a hypothermic cold and raining, o...

June 22, 2016

The best laid plans of mice and marathoners…

Often go awry

There’s your one sentence summary of my race at Grandma’s and perhaps a reminder to all of us that not matter how much you prepare there will always be factors outside your control, and you have to learn to accept it.

Deep eh? Well you have a lot of time to think when you are running 26.2 miles. Although s...

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