The Grand Slam of 50s award is recognition for those who complete all 4 Centurion 50 mile events within a calendar year. In order to be eligible for the award, entrants must enter and finish each of the individual Centurion 50 mile events within the cut off times of each race.

Well over a year ago I started prepping for what I knew was going to be one hell of a tough year. Lots of hilly training marathons from the freezing extremities of Molyeman Marathon in February in the snow on top of the downs through to one of the hottest marathons Three Forts in May again on the exposed downs with no shade. Not only was this going to a physical challenge but I have had to develop mental endurance, strength and stamina too. - Continue Reading -

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Can I have a ‘P’ please Bob?

[UPDATED November 7th, 2018 at 05:05 pm]

This report has a plethora of ‘P’s (and pees). If the reader finds this problematic then please proceed to the penultimate paragraph where the positions will be posted.

Six Harriers, accompanied by two supporters, pootled off by plane to Porto, Portugal’s second city for the annual Autumn marathon tour. Preparations were partial at best and possibly minimal for some, with one Harrier in particular purporting to have only practiced two runs in the past four weeks. Prizes and personal bests were put out of mind and were out of sight. - Continue Reading -

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Abingdon Marathon

So belatedly to report on my run at this years Abingdon Marathon, at which it appears I was the only harrier taking part. I would like to start with how the perfect still, cool and dry autumn morning dawned which was the case, but unfortunately I had suffered from an entire week of disturbed and minimal sleep compounded by being kept awake almost the whole preceding night to the marathon by a very noisy hotel boiler.

In my over tired lethargy I was very slow to get up and breakfast took much longer than normal – partly due to the complete lack of high fibre cereal options. On reaching the official car park I realised it was too far to the start line and I therefore parked much nearer on a residential road. Then an irate and maniacal local resident came out of his door and started abusing me and another lady for daring to park on his personal roadway (it wasn’t ) but due to his threats I wasted more time moving my car before then joining the queue for the toilets. - Continue Reading -

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