Reykjavik Half Marathon

Last Saturday I joined 12,000 runners in Rekjavik. I entered the half marathon (there were also Marathon, 10K and 3K races) and, as the only Harrier running , I suppose it’s down to me to write a brief race report.

This is a truly international event with many entrants from both sides of the Atlantic. The course is flat for all the distances so if you are looking for a PB… - Continue Reading -

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3 Forts Challenge

Three Harriers took on the 3 Forts Challenge on Sunday 6th May. I was doing the half marathon, while Lesley Page and Nigel Webb did the full marathon +1 mile distance.

I’m lazy, so I’ll start with a copy/paste job from the race website. Known as “The Tough One” the Three Forts Marathon (approximately 27.2 miles) includes a total of c. 3450 ft of climb with stiles and rough tracks underfoot. The route runs northwards from Hill Barn to Cissbury Ring, then eastwards towards Coombs then to Botolphs and the River Adur crossing. The route then goes to Devil’s Dyke and back to the River Adur. It continues on the South Downs Way to Chanctonbury Ring, where it swings south-west to Findon Park Farm. It stays on public bridleways to Cissbury Ring and back to Hill Barn. - Continue Reading -

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