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Barcelona Race Report – Eleanor Parker

So I originally signed up for Barcelona the day after going out to support the Yorkshire marathon. I’d done all the training for it but unfortunately picked up a hip injury around 2 weeks before the day leaving me hobbling around. Seeing the runners on the day made me really want to complete a marathon. Training second time round began roughly around New Years day after a couple of months …Read More

Amsterdam Half Marathon

Sunday 31st October 2014 by Stu Helmore After last year’s successful Roundhay Runners trip to Amsterdam, a few more of us decided to have a go at the various distances in 2014. I entered the marathon and was determined to put some of the lessons I’d learned from my first marathon (York, October 2013)  into practice. This basically meant more training, so I started running home from work once a …Read More

Worksop Half Marathon

Sunday 26th October 2014 by Stephen Shaw   On Sunday 26th October I entered the Worksop Half Marathon, granted, not a very well known event, but, as it was only an hours drive and I had promised an old friend I’d run with him, I thought why not. I trained well for the event, following a plan by Geoff Galloway which included some very demanding track sessions and the mandatory …Read More

York Marathon Race Report

Sunday 12th October By Alissa Sharma I joined the club in September 2013 as I wanted to improve my running and see what I could learn. I remember the group who had run the Yorkshire Marathon that year. I hadn’t been there long at all but remember them all coming to training one night with their t shirts and medals and thinking I don’t think I could ever run a …Read More

A Chicago marathon race report with some other nonsense thrown in.

By Jim Bloom Sunday 12th October 2014   After finding in 2012 that I could run a little bit (and almost enjoyed it) 2013 was a big year of events for me, too big. I entered every event I could – cycling events, runs, triathlons, you name it. In total I completed 7 marathons (including Blackpool, Boston and London in consecutive weekends (more on Boston below), and Berlin which was …Read More

South Cheshire 20

Sunday 7th Sepetember by Michael Mansfield This year three RRs; Eleanor, James and me, tackled this race which took place in early September to conveniently fit with our training programs for October marathons.  Surely there can be no other good reason to travel so far to race over such a distance ?   Chris had run this last year as part of his marathon training and he strongly recommended it.  I …Read More

Leeds Country Way Relay

  Sunday 31st August 2014   Sunday 31st August 2014 saw the club take part in our first ever Leeds Country Way Relay, a race that was founded 24 years ago and organised by Kippax Harriers. In summary, the race is a 64 miles, round the Leeds Country Way trail, split between 6 legs and each leg has two runners per team running together. Well done to everyone who took …Read More

Dreaded Cricket Pitch Session – 7th August 2014

Cast your minds back to Thursday 7th August 2014 – were you at training?! Well you’ll remember the dreaded Cricket Pitch Pyramid Session. Results have now been processed so have a look by clicking on link below. 400m Pyramid Results If you had lots of Green Arrows you need to be more ambitious next time and target a faster pace. If you had lots of Yellows you were on target …Read More

August 2014

August has been a busy week for the Club – here is a round up of some/most of the action. These have been taken from the Facebook page apologies if any races have been missed out. Don’t forget you can email race reports to website@roundhayrunners.co.uk / weruninroundhay@gmail.com    

Gargrave Show Fell Race

Saturday 16th August by Pete Wilkie I like running off road, and ever since reading ‘Feet in the Clouds’ a few years ago I’ve aspired to do more fell races. I’ve flirted with the periphery of this community by running the fun Wooden Tops series with others from RR, and loved the experience. Those were fun, muddy, inclusive events that were designed and marketed as being accessible to all. They …Read More

Roundhay Runners on the International Running Scene

Saturday 2nd August 2014 by Laura Dransfield Early on Saturday morning, Franco set off on a 7km warm-up, in true Kenyan style, down the valley to the start of the race. Feeling less energetic, I shortly followed on a pikpiki. By 8:20am (10min before advertised race start time) there was only one other runner. We approached a steward who informed us that the race would ‘probably’ start at 10am…. After an …Read More