The Stragglers was, some felt back in the day, a little too serious for those just wanting a bit of gentle exercise and social running. So a separate group formed to cater for this cohort under the name of Little Feet. This was a play on the Stragglers logo which is a foot on the … Continue reading Little Feet to GBR
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
Wednesday dawned bright and I got in a very pleasant 5 miles mainly on tracks through Richmond Park. Combination of tired legs from Sunday and usual hills and dales kept the pace slow but that wasn’t the point, was it? Averaged around 10.30 mm. Spent the day working on The Harry Hawkes and Ditton Dash … Continue reading Staying on Plan
Running in the Richmond Half on Sunday prompted reflections on how the face of running has changed over the last 40 years. In 1978 very few people had run a marathon, and even half marathons were fairly unusual. The long distance road race for most was 10 miles. And nearly all races were organized by … Continue reading The state of the game
Ranelagh Harriers are a proper grown up running club, established in 1881and based in their clubhouse in Petersham. They have organized their annual Richmond Half Marathon for many years and it remains pretty much unchanged. By todays standards it could be considered quirky, but amongst club runners it’s a firm favourite. Before the start runners … Continue reading Ranelagh Richmond Half Marathon
I took Friday off. Both from work and running.The weather forecast looked good and I needed to bring a boat down the river from Staines to Teddington and this looked an ideal day to do it. All went well and it was an interesting trip. In fact I got a river view of a route … Continue reading Parkrun
The Stragglers main club night is Thursday at the Hawker Centre in Ham. Every week rain or shine, snow, ice or hail members will turn up for a run. And lets face it, once you get going, whatever the conditions, it always feels worthwhile. But to be honest, the best nights are during the lighter … Continue reading Summer running
Peter Wedderburn is a regular runner at events ranging from parkruns to marathons. He founded KBC Special Events and has been organising races through the company since 2013. I guess you could say I am pretty obsessed with running! It didn’t start out this way. Back in the last century, around 1999, I decided that … Continue reading Please allow me to introduce myself …..
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