First parkrun with my dog

My dog is called Harry Hawkes. Despite being named after the famous local race, I've never really run with Harry. He's a miniature Schnauzer so not a big long legged hound. And although I have seen schnauzers running at parkruns my dog always prefers stopping and sniffing when on a walk and has only run when … Continue reading First parkrun with my dog


Course measurement

With GBR over last weekend my next goal is a sprint tri on Sunday. But in the meantime we are busy in the office working on our next event, the Harry Hawkes Raceday. We have a new race this year , the Ditton Dash 10k, which starts at 8.00 on June 24, preceeding the Harry … Continue reading Course measurement

GBR Day 1

Saturday 21st dawned bright which was nice for the wedding in Windsor. Harry and Meghan were getting hitched and this was causing something of a stir amongst the UK populace.  The other main event in running circles taking place that weekend was the Green Belt Relay, often foreshortened to "the GBR". The two events coincided … Continue reading GBR Day 1


At some point most runners, cyclists, swimmers think about moving to another level and doing a triathlon. Clearly there are some major events which a lot of us will not ever get to. The Ironman lives up to its name with a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride and 26.2 mile run. Even the … Continue reading Triathlon