New York Marathon

26.219 miles, 30,000 (ish) steps on concrete, 47,000 starters, over 100 bands, 5 boroughs,6 bridges: the New York City Marathon. The start line is just before the Varazano-Narrows bridge in Staten Island, which immediately takes you into Brooklyn. The Pulaski Bridge takes runners into queens (Long Island City); the Queensboro Bridge takes runners into Manhattan, the Madison Avenue Bridge connects runners into the Bronx then its back into manhattan via the Willis Avenue Bridge where you run down 5th ave / central park for 6 miles or so toRead more

Race report – Himalayan Run and Trek 100 mile stage race

Back in April 2010 I nervously and excitedly posted my entry form, this race seemed a long way off, however now I  find myself waiting for a representative of ‘Himalayan run and trek’ at Delhi airport.  Just like when I visited Thailand, the first impressions are the same, tuk tuks and everything in chaos, roads with no markings, no rules and every car was rammed with people, I mean rammed – there was no wasted space, even on the roofs. Read more

Race report – New York Marathon 2006

2006 – New York City Marathon Places: 37,869 Position: 4,209 Time: 3hr:30.02 Tony Whitman from LloydsTSB in Brighton bet me a meal at his favorite Indian restaurant if I could run a sub-3:30 marathon. I was 3 seconds off, but after putting my feet through approximately 33,000 steps I figured I could be forgiven the 3 seconds. Anyway, thanks to Tony, his bet and our Monday training sessions in the South Downs, I achieved my goal. As training distances becameRead more