Marathon du Medoc 2016

[UPDATED December 15th, 2017 at 10:44 am]

Beautiful conditions, a marathon in miles and a marathon number of château
in which to sample the most recognised and renowned wines in the world, oysters,
steak, cheese and dancing – there is no equal to the one and only Marathon du
Médoc.

For some poor sods the race is a race, a stunning and scenic
one at that, but for anyone with sense they realise it’s one of the most
entertaining runs in the world. Assuming you can commit yourself fully to it. The
race is set around Paulliac, a small and typically French town on the edge of
the grand estuary that splits the Gironde and Bordeaux region. This not your
typical marathon, there are no local hotels and the parking is an indication rather
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Kent Veterans XC Champs – DEADLINE 20th NOVEMBER

[UPDATED November 13th, 2017 at 10:50 pm]

With the first three of the Kent XC League races out of the way, its time for the championships and one of the main events we enter (and do well in given our club makeup) is the Kent Veterans XC Champs, hosted again this year back at Sparrow’s Den on Saturday 5th December 2015

Although not for another 3 weeks, the entry deadline is next Friday 20th November and ideally I need to get all your details by Thursday so I don’t miss the cutoff. There is NO entry on the day or after this deadline! Given our recent turnouts it would be fantastic to get similar numbers out, we usually win prizes at this event so don’t miss out being in one the teams! - Continue Reading -

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Brussels Half Marathon

[UPDATED December 14th, 2017 at 08:58 am]

This is a story of long ago, back on Sunday 4th October – I just never got around to writing a report.

With the autumn marathon shelved this year, 5 intrepid harriers instead set out on the duathlon of road biking from Calais to Brussels, running the half marathon and biking back again. While tasting many Belgian beers en route of course. Needless to say, the idea was both thought up and agreed upon while we were all in the Pantiles Tap (purveyor of many fine continental brews).

Gandalf, Thorin, Legolas, Bilbo and Gollum (referring to Simon Howden, Carol Tsang, Steve Austin, Geoff Turner and myself in no particular order) set out via the tunnel at Folkstone in a Honda Civic sporting 5 bikes, 5 people and enough luggage to require us to cooperate with operation stack on the M20 for 30 minutes. - Continue Reading -

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Darent Valley 10k

[UPDATED November 13th, 2017 at 11:04 pm]

A large contingent of 18 harriers headed down to the 25th running of the the Darent Valley 10k – a picturesque loop around the village of Eynsford and the river Darent, taking in a couple of steep hills to give you a 2km downhill to the finish and even some cross country to boot.

Conditions were cold, especially given the very early 8:30 race start. Though, overall they were pretty much perfect once the race began, with bright sunshine falling upon the whole race. With over 600 competitors and Kent Grand Prix points on offer, the start from the local school had a fierce pace, with some 40 runners at sub-6min mile pace for the first km. Some good groupings of harriers formed around the 1.5km mark as the route headed under the beautiful Viaduct that intersects the valley (It was around this time that Steve Bright emerged to start his own race). These groups stayed together for almost the entire race, with the top 5 finishing well within a minute of each other. - Continue Reading -

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2014 Eridge 10 Results Available

[UPDATED October 9th, 2014 at 04:15 pm]

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