Magazines of the Marathon Boom

Magazines of the Marathon Boom

The marathon boom really got going in the early 1980s in the UK. The 1980s were a boom time for running magazines too, fed by the surge in popular interest in road running. New titles sprang up that catered for a new type of runner, the non-elite distance runner or...
Did Not Finish

Did Not Finish

On Saturday, I was a “DNF” for the first time. I failed to finish the Nottinghamshire Cross Country Championships race. I stopped at just past the 3-mile point in the 5-mile race due to a calf strain. I had walked a bit, stretched and massaged my calf and...
Running on HRT

Running on HRT

Arriving late for my first race of the cross country season in 2017, I was already feeling hot and bothered by the time I’d dumped my bag, got my trail shoes on and made my way to the start.  It was unseasonably warm weather for mid-October, warm...

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