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."
Caythorpe Canter by Ian Richardson
"It’s a long way to go, but a great event and fabulous value at £15."
Easter Canal Marathons, Stratford by Ian Richardson
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.
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)!
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.
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
Palma by Ian Richardson
Northumberland Coastal Marathon by Ian Richardson