Athens Marathon

Athens Marathon

In the footsteps of Pheidippides … How many of us can now boast having run a marathon – or many marathons – and yet only have a sketchy concept of the genesis and history of the challenging 42.195-kilometre event? Well, until last month, I, for one, would have raised...
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,...