East Hull Harriers
21st October 2018 AUTHOR: dwhite CATEGORIES: Event Report

Great North Run Take 2

Back in 2015 I entered the GNR with a friend I wanted to do something for a local children’s hospice that would be completely out of the box for me. I had never ran before, I hated running. I avoided the treadmill in the gym, even as far back as school I remember getting a detention for detouring across school during a PE lesson which involved running the 1 mile loop around the school grounds.

31st August 2018 AUTHOR: dwhite CATEGORIES: Event Report

Battle of the Buggies

I wouldn’t normally write about Parkrun as we all know it’s not a race (more on that later). However, hopefully, you’ll agree that maybe this one was maybe a little different.

25th August 2018 AUTHOR: dwhite CATEGORIES: Event Report

Scarfell Pike Trail Marathon

Leaving Hull at 4am to drive 150 miles just to reach a start line is nothing out of the ordinary for me however driving towards a mountain range to start a race is slightly out of my comfort zone. As I approached the turn for Keswick I was even worried or nervous about the size of the hills as this was just a kit check and final injury check before the Lakeland 100. (which I would later fail at badly but that’s another story).

23rd August 2018 AUTHOR: dwhite CATEGORIES: Event Report

Dalby Forest Half Marathon

When trying to balance running and family life I often try and find races in places were the kids will enjoy themselves while I’m running and we can have a day out so we get the best of both worlds. So Dalby Forrest ticked all the boxes and I’d seen a few others had done it and said it was good fun so I thought I’d give it a bash. NO EGO the race series is called and that sounded like it was made for me – men of my stature don’t usually have egos, we leave that to the people who aren’t as good as us…

20th August 2018 AUTHOR: dwhite CATEGORIES: Event Report

My Bob Graham Round run

I thought that I knew a thing about running in South Africa when I’d completed 10 Comrades, 5 Two Oceans, cross country, 10ks and many, many marathons. However, arriving in the UK about 10 years ago, I realised that we have that most wonderful thing here called the Public Right of Way. We can run until we are tired, and then run some more – all off road. It was this off road running that led me to go further, explore Chester, Wales and the Lakes. With Dave Douglas who has inspired from day 1 (“Hi, I’m Dave, let’s do 20 miles tomorrow” in snowy Feb!) and my new found running mates, I discovered how tough one has to be to run in British weather, how beautiful the countryside is and that you can do this all relatively injury free.

Read about it here . Uadreams on www.linkedin.com

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