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Some thoughts on predicting a marathon time

I have only run one marathon (Yorkshire marathon, October 2013) and it was horrible. It was painful both physically and mentally and the most difficult thing I’ve ever done. My next marathon will be Amsterdam. Before Yorkshire I put in my 10k and half marathon times to many race time predictor websites to get an idea of what time I should be aiming for. 10k baseline time before Yorkshire 00:40:32 …Read More

Boston Marathon 2014

Monday 21st April 2014 By Alistair Urquhart This was never going to be an ordinary race. The tragic events of 15th April 2013 guaranteed that the next staging of the oldest marathon in the world would take on an elevated significance. A city defined by its pride in this storied event became determined to reclaim the finish line, and in doing so, hope to accelerate the healing of deep distress. …Read More

Berlin Half Marathon 2014

Sunday 30th March 2014 By Hayley, Ann & Rob THE EXPO 5 excited people arrived at Berlin Tempelhof Airport, which was the location of the race expo. As Expo’s go this was fairly dramatic located in one of the few remaining examples of Nazi architecture. This imposing and impressive building was the airport used to save the citizens of West Berlin during Berlin Airlift. Walking into the building you enter …Read More

PECO race 4: West Park

PECO IV 2014, aka “This would be a good race for you Allison” Sunday 16th February 2014 by Allison Munro The event on Sunday 16 February at West Park wasthe fourth of a five race series. I’d thoroughly enjoyed supporting at the last two, and had been thinking that I should maybe give it a try, so when Ann suggested that this might be a good one to start with …Read More


Dewsbury 10k. Sunday 2nd February 2014. By Stu Helmore My previous 10k PB was 40:32 at the Dewsbury 10k in February 2013. It’s a very similar course to the Abbey Dash in that it’s flat and boring. It’s an out and back but is slightly uphill on the way out giving the opportunity to do a negative split on the return 5k. Having done 40:32 earlier in 2013 and countless …Read More

PECO XC race 3 results

The official results are available here: www.pecoxc.co.uk/pages/race3.html   The unofficial Roundhay Runners league position has been updated here: http://roundhayrunners.co.uk/peco-xc

Central Lancashire Half Marathon 2014

Sunday 5th January 2014 By Mike Mansfield I’ve been keen to run a flat half marathon to take time off my PB for the distance, and I’d heard Pete Wilkie and Allan Dodds had found it a fast course in previous years. With about 400-500 runners this is a relatively small event organised by Fylde Coast Running Club but registered with UKA so times are pulled through to your RunBritain …Read More

Amsterdam Marathon Report – Ann

Sunday 20th October 2013 By Ann Chivers Why Amsterdam? Whilst in London in April to support Pete in the 2013 VLM a couple were chatting to us about marathons they had run. Amsterdam appeared a particular favourite. Inspired by the runners in the VLM I returned to Leeds, looked up the date for Amsterdam, decided October 20th was far enough in the future to give me time to train properly and …Read More

Jolly Holly Jog 2013

Sunday 29 December 2013 By Ann Chivers I am not sure how I found out about the Jolly Holly Jog but I am glad I did. Organised by Ripon Runners the race is based at Ripon Rugby Club where all runners must register. There is then a short 5 minute walk from race headquarters to the start. The course heads out across fields onto a short stretch of road before …Read More

Early 2014 membership cost

Between 1st January and 31st March 2014, Roundhay Runners membership is just £10. The normal membership fee of £20/year will apply from 1st April 2014.  

The Stoop Fell Race, Howarth

Sunday 22nd December 2013 By Innes Young A 5 mile fell race? In a santa hat? And all for a free curly-wurly? You bet your yuletide ass!   Careering down a very boggy fell, no grip whatsoever, nothing to hold onto, the gradient getting stepper, the wind at my back getting stronger, speeding up…I thought: “Hmm.This isn’t going to end well”. And I couldn’t stop laughing.SPLAT!Face-first into the clarts. Smashed …Read More