Boston Marathon

Boston Marathon

As the name suggests the Boston marathon is held in Boston (Massachusetts, USA) on the 3rd Monday in April which is a public holiday for Patriots Day. Anyone running in Boston has earned their place there by running a time better than the qualifying standard for their...
Reykjavik 10k, ICELAND

Reykjavik 10k, ICELAND

Finishing off an overseas holiday with a race probably isn’t every traveller’s cup of tea but for a runner, finding a quite large local race held the day before leaving home, it’s a no-brainer to do it. In an ideal world the race would’ve been early in the holiday,...
Paris Marathon

Paris Marathon

Falling in Love with Paris Marathon Paris is known as the ‘City of Love’ and I certainly fell deeply in love there in April this year – with the French capital’s marathon, that is. The 41st Schneider Electric Paris Marathon – one of the biggest in the world – was held...
Eurasia Marathon (Istanbul)

Eurasia Marathon (Istanbul)

Location: Istanbul, Turkey Events: 10k, 15k, 42.2k Three weeks after I completed the Berlin Marathon we were in Istanbul and the Eurasia Marathon happened to be on (I don’t think Shelley actually believes this was a coincidence). We’d had a relaxing 3 weeks in Berlin,...
Berlin Marathon

Berlin Marathon

Location: Berlin, Germany Events: marathon I went into the 2010 Berlin Marathon with high hopes after doing a sub 69 minute half marathon PB at the Gold Coast Marathon 12 weeks earlier. I was aiming to break 2 hours 30 mins at Berlin and had a plan to go through half...
Singapore Sundown Marathon

Singapore Sundown Marathon

Location: Singapore Events:5k, 10k, 21.1k, 42.1k To begin, this Marathon is not for the faint-hearted. Starting a little behind time closer to 0030 on Sunday 26th March with humidity at 88% at gun start and a temperature of 28°; many including myself were sweating...