REPORTS


2016 REPORTS


Milton Keynes by Ian Brown

Dark Skies by Ian Richardson
Leeds Canal Canterby Ian Richardson

Wrexham Marathon by Alan Webb

The Leas by Steven Prentice

2015 REPORTS

Leeds Canal Canter by Ian Richardson

Wrexham Marathon by Alan Webb

The Leas by Steven Prentice

Lanzarote Marathon by Ian Richardson

Hexham racecourse by Tim Pocock

Newark Castle Marathon by Ian Richardson

Castles Marathon 2015 by Ian Richardson

Palma 2015 by Ian Richardson

Maplethorpe by Mike Trant

Brussels by Paul Blakey

Highland Perthshire Marathon (Aberfeldy) by Mike Trant

Petra by Ian Richrdson

Achill by Ian Richardson

Longford Marathon by Ian Richardson

Wakefield by Ian Richardson.

Pieces of Eight by Ian Richardson.

Cork City Marathon by Ian Richardson.
"It was a great event, well organised and very friendly. I really would like to go and do it again, preferably with more time to see the place."

Transvulcania and Windermere/Kielder Duathlon by Malcolm Cox.

Windermere by Mike Trant.
"They (marshals) and their organisations (Free Masons, lions clubs etc.) help make this a bucket list MUST do marathon (but unlikely PB)"

"As a relative new member, it was pleasing that many runners on the course (recognising the club logo on my vest) had heard of NEMC and a few had run in our events, all had very positive experiences and planned to run in them again.
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Caythorpe Canter by Ian Richardson
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It’s a long way to go, but a great event and fabulous value at £15."

Easter Canal Marathons, Stratford by Ian Richardson
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Kelso Racecourse Marathon by Ian Richardson

This is a lovely little event, very much in the spirit of NEMC events and deserves to be much better supported, particularly as it supports worthwhile charities.

Winter Railway Ultra
by Ian Richardson

A really pleasant low key event that has given me confidence for stuff a bit longer than a marathon. The course itself was quite varied and mostly followed the nearby river. Conditions under foot went from tarmac to gravel and some muddy bits. It was all perfectly suited to road shoes. The most awkward part was the camber, or lean, on parts of the course, which had runners looking for the least inclined part each time we reached such a section.

 

The Meadows by Paul Blakey

14 laps of the Meadows in Edinburgh seemed a reasonable enough ask, but the wind and rain didn’t lend itself to running or spectating. Nor did the cobbles, and tight turns into and out of George Square which had to be negotiated at the end of each lap. Personally I’d rather have done 15 (or however many) pure laps of the Meadows than put up with the unnecessary climb up to George Square and those cobbles.

To my surprise I find myself entering into George Square with the opportunity to knock over a minute off my Maltese time. Mission accomplished...bring on Edinburgh (again)!

Malta Marathon By Paul Blakey

Would I do it again? This is the 30th Malta Marathon, The actual number of runners in the marathon was in the hundred’s rather than the thousands, so it probably needs the half to make it viable. I like the split start, which doesn’t impede the marathon runners…. Or at least it doesn’t impede the slower marathon runners. However, unless I return to my former fitness, I wouldn’t do it whilst the walkathon was on.

2014 REPORTS

Orrell by Ian Richardson

It was a long drive there and then back the following day, but well worth it in my view, to support an event in a good cause and organised at a time when others shy away from organising events due to weather concerns. I shall be watching out for future events by these people, as their low key and friendly nature very much appeals to me.

Ho Ho Hell on the Humber  - 6 December 2014 – Ian Richardson

Regular readers may recall that I did an evening version of this event in August 2013 and did not enjoy it one little bit. I swore to myself that I would never do it again. That seemed unfair on a well organised event that was dominated on that occasion by storm force winds, so I decided to give it another try. After all, if the weather was awful in August, surely it would be lovely in December?

Maravan Double by Ian Richardson.

"The splendid goody bag contained beer, crisps, a stick of Cleethorpes rock, and some embrocation packets. A good haul, complemented by a decent medal. I left with very good memories of a well organised first event for Darren, and the thought that I would be very happy to do it again."

A20 Paths N Downs Marathon – Maidstone – 16 Nov 2014 by Ian Richardson

"This was a very well organised and thoroughly enjoyable event...If I find myself in the area next year, I would certainly do it again."

Palma by Ian Richardson

Northumberland Coastal Marathon by Ian Richardson

Donegal day 1 by Ian Richardson, Donegal day 2, Donegal day 3, and Donegal day 4!
Two Castles by Mike Trant.

Malaga Marathon by Paul Blakey