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Race Report – Ian Rayner

Coniston Marathon – Sunday 07/06/2015 It’s fair to say that training had not gone particularly well when I lined up for what I always knew be a tough event. It had started well enough, following my previous marathon, (30 miles?), which was a hard moors event mid-December. A short rest then into my favourite local races. The Chevin chase where I managed to knock 6 mins off my previous years’ …Read More

Race Report – Carles Martinez

Reykjiavík Midnight Sun Run Visiting Iceland has always been a dream of ours (mine and my partner’s Laura) for many years now – although we were certain on getting there someday it didn’t seem to be clear when that was going to happen. But as most of the times, and I’m quite sure some of you will agree, things come up when you least expect them to. So it was …Read More

Race Report – Rachel Roberts

Race Report – Dysynni Trail Fest 15K, Tywyn, Wales 13 June 2015 I started running when I entered the Glasgow Movember 5K in Autumn 2013 with a vague idea I should try to be healthier. I joined the club in October 2014, when I moved back to Leeds. Over the winter, I did my first 10K events – the Abbey Dash and the Harewood 10K. Last summer my partner Steven …Read More

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