Race Reports

Race Distance: 5 Km
Race Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018

Beautiful morning, though the starting straight is now getting very dusty

Race Distance: Other - Swim
Race Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018

Downstream swim on river Arun from Ford to Littlehampton. If you ever fancy a river swim I highly recommend this. Well organised and the tide pushes you nicely along.

Race Distance: 5 Km
Race Date: Saturday, June 23, 2018

Hot and hilly, with a lovely cool dip in the Mixed Pond afterwards.

Race Distance: 1 Mile
Race Date: Thursday, June 21, 2018

A balmy summer evening saw Windmilers charging down the newly-resurfaced Windmill road. Thanks to all the helpers!

Race Distance: 1 Mile
Race Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Lots of flies as we ran serenaded by Gary Barlow. Didn't push too hard saving myself for the main event tomorrow

Race Distance: Other - Run
Race Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018

5.5 miles, 1000 ft of ascent and a couple of stream crossings qualify this as a 'fell race'. Having never ran a proper northern fell race I cannot really compare. However, a beautiful route on western Dartmoor up Great Stable Tor, across to and up Roos Tor and White Tor then back to the start at Merrivale. As the pub had already booked a coach of American tourists in for a murder mystery event, the runners were served ale and chips out of a shed next to the pub. Didn't seem to bother this hardy bunch of 84 finishers.

Race Distance: 5 Miles
Race Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018

A five mile "flat fast" road race starting and finishing at the Lavant Memorial Hall (two miles north of Chichester on A286) that includes a lap of the iconic Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit. Burger (beef/veggie/vegan/GF options) and beer included in the entry fee, chip timing and full road closure. Except as local expert Mike Forder confirmed to us the following day "that is not ****** flat!". A good evening nonetheless.

Race Distance: Other - Run
Race Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Annual relay over 3.8km from Westminster Bridge to Vauxhall, across the river, along to Lambeth Bridge and back to the start to hand over to the next runner in the crowded starting area. Running as part of my firm's team.

Race Distance: 5 Miles
Race Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Very warm and muggy, but a good turnout of 48 runners and 9 walkers for the club's (Vets AC) 5m Championships

Race Distance: 10 Km
Race Date: Sunday, June 17, 2018

Another good turn out from Windmilers for this 4th race of the Surrey Road League. It is a flat, fast course with a fast field of competitors. Weather was kinder this year with drizzle just before to keep the heat down. A bit of road rage drama en route to keep us remembering that not everyone loves runners! This is a two lap course with sections along the Thames tow path and the unforgiving finish on grass that takes you away from the finish line before bring you back in. T-shirts to finish and time via text within the hour.

Race Distance: Other
Race Date: Sunday, June 17, 2018

A combination of a) an advert for Adidas’s work with Parley for the Oceans, aiming to reduce plastic waste b) a push for their slightly ropey Runtastic app, and c) photo opps for Adidas runners from around Europe. But I'm not complaining. This was a free chance to do spend a (curtailed) hour doing some sociable 1-mile laps around the City (8.5 in my case), it was great to see Jess Ennis on starting-klaxon duties, and if it does anything to raise awareness about plastic debris in the seas then that’s good news.

Race Distance: Other - Run
Race Date: Sunday, June 17, 2018

How far can you run in 1 hour? The course was a one mile circuit around St. Pauls with timing mats every 0.1 miles (161m). So a kind of Ultra Coopers Test. The problem with a Coopers Test (12 minutes) is that I haven't got the foggiest how to pace it. This was a lot easier. For me it was run it as a 10k (substitute 10 miles for the top runners) and then add as much on top as possible. So for me that meant (the pre-race plan) was how much of the 7th lap could I complete. I thought it was great fun and a little different. Downside (which I'd suspected pre-race) was the hour started on the klaxon, but you could lose a minute plus clearing the starting pen. The end was great and a little strange; as I (and a few others) started sprinting to one more timing mat as we worked out the seconds remaining and the need to hit the next mat (or you could run a pointless 160m and be just 1m short of the next recorded distance. 2,000+ runners split across 4 separate races with the winner covering 10.4 miles. The distances (in miles) of the Windmilers I'm aware of were: David 6.6 - Charles 6.3 - Steve 6.1 - Lynn 4.7 - Carl 4.1

Race Distance: 5 Km
Race Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018

Three laps round the park and then a lovely dip in the outdoor pool.

Race Distance: 5 Km
Race Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018

Course was getting dusty after no rain for the last week

Race Distance: 5 Km
Race Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018

Back to Moors Valley for another visit! Conditions were still great, and I got a first bird finish, but I was just over 30s slower this week! Niggling Achilles injury has reared its head again, so no Richmond 10k for me on Sunday.

Race Distance: 5 Km
Race Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018

Low, key club race starting and finishing on track at Tavistock College, Devon. In between the route winds through a pretty local park.
66 runners.

Race Distance: 5 Km
Race Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018

2 laps of the North Wood in Pollok Country Park in Glasgow. Quite undulating but good tarmac surface on the whole. The heavens typically opened just as we took our jackets off and lined up for the start (which is at the relaxed time of 9.30). 350-400 runners.

Race Distance: 5 Km
Race Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018

Nice, flat, out and back course along the coast. Weather hot and humid so the 7:30 am start time was appreciated, even if we weren't feeling that way when the alarms went off! Saturday was also the 4th birthday for the event, would definitely recommend if passing through Singapore.

Race Distance: 50 Km
Race Date: Saturday, June 16, 2018

A very friendly, well organised race in the Vercors National Park in France. With over 3,500m of climb, amazing views were guaranteed, although it was nice to finish and tuck into post race food and beer in the village square.

Race Distance: 1 Mile
Race Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Legs feeling tired so paced someone to sub 8