“Awesome! Go run the amazing Berlin marathon. Move it off your bucket list and on to your 2019 calendar right now. Find a way to do it. 9/10” It’s one week since my first visit to Berlin and running this year’s BMW Berlin Marathon. It was my sixth marathon finish and my second fastest time. […]
United Airlines NYC Half Marathon
On March 18th some 21,965 runners completed the NYC Half Marathon in the cold and the wind on a brand new course. I enjoyed a first by starting from the back of the pack and running for fun rather than a PB. (More on that later). The NYC Half is a headline Spring race from […]
Race Review : ASICS Manchester Marathon 2018
A race review of the ASICS Manchester Marathon 2018. My first time running the ASICS Manchester Marathon has been a strange and fabulous experience. (I’m a marathoner that hadn’t previously run in the UK.). There is undoubtedly bias in my recollection of the event due to the circumstances under which I arrived here. For the […]
New York City Marathon
Applications for the 2018 New York City Marathon opened this week. If running New York is on your bucket list then this post is for you. I’ve updated an early New York City Marathon review from 2016 to celebrate. Run, volunteer or cheer from the sidewalk in the New York City Marathon and you become […]
New Year Midnight Run
Winter was falling over Manhattan and we were planning our Christmas trip back to the UK to see family. It was belligerently mild. The characteristic cold snap hadn’t descended. We approached the end of our fourth year in New York and hadn’t yet seen in a new year in the Big Apple. We had wanted […]
Jingle Bells Jog
I’m an idiot! I didn’t check the calendar. This is how I came to fly back from a Santa Cruz work trip and get back home to the Upper West Side at 1 a.m. The annual NYRR Jingle Bells Jog started in eight and a half hours over in Brooklyn.
Big Sur International Marathon
The Big Sur International Marathon is a bucket-list road race on what is picturesquely billed as the ‘ragged edge of the western world’. It’s a point to point race along California’s Pacific Highway 1 from Big Sur to Carmel and is arguably the most scenic road race in North America.