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Anglo Celtic Plate 100k – A Win & A Course Record, 31 March 2018

The  A race, I had been training for since last year failing to finish at Winschouten 100k in September 2017.  This was the second selection for the same distance and this time I was desperate to finish and prove my fitness. The Anglo Celtic Plate ( ACP) is a yearly event which rotates between England, […]

XNRG Humanity 50k ” Solid Training Run” – Saturday 10th March 2018

Slightly nervous on an off-road race, still nursing my temperature and feeling exhausted I did also go and get some blood tests to ensure I wasn’t having still glandular issues.  I was pleased to confirm that the blood count looked good and the temperature likely to be triggered from exhaustion/anxiety and stress.  Almost relief to get clear […]

SEAA Cross Country, Brighton – Saturday 27th January 2018

A TOUGH DAY ON THE DOWNS The venue at Stanmer Park is usually a favourite of Belgrave Harriers with happy memories from the last visit in 2015 when both men and women’s teams won silver team medals.  This year, however, proved very different. Travel to the venue proved lengthy with both rail replacement and M23 […]

Gloucester 50k – Sunday 14th January 2018

What can I say on a windy/cold day and feeling somewhat underprepared for 50k and nervous  I didn’t know what to expect.  We started with a false start and then had to get into my head on how I could tackle 5 laps and stay sane.  From the offset, I stayed in the first position and […]

New Years Eve 10 miler – 31st January 2018

Decided on racing one of Norman’s races to finish the end of the year to try and build morale from the last month so trying to find my form.  Norman has been providing me support/guidance and aligning to Rodger my coach to get me on track to run a qualifying 100k.  Sadly from May 2017, […]

South Of Thames 7.5 Miles XC – Saturday 16th December 2017

“Silver Medal for Belle’s” Belgrave have a fine recent record in this popular Championship race in which many teams struggle to find a strong scoring six runners. With many of the team suffering from illness or injury, the 13 Belles who were entered ended up with only the bare six on the day, with co-skipper  Megan […]

SOUTH OF ENGLAND INTER COUNTIES, OXFORD, 9 DECEMBER 2017

The opportunity for a County Vest for Buckinghamshire again, although I felt unfit on the X country front wanted to test the fitness and continue to build up my racing.  Having run here in the past was hoping I could run a reasonable race. Sadly the start was a mass field and ended up running […]

Valencia Marathon – 19th November 2017

This wasn’t the way I wanted to start a marathon or finish 2017 but a step in the right direction.  Most of you will know I have had a battle with Glandular fever which truth be told probably started mid-December but wasn’t diagnosed until my wobble and DNF in Seville February 2017. Since then its been a […]

Reigate Priory Relays – Saturday 4th November

ANOTHER GOOD DAY FOR THE BELLE’S –  SILVER MEDALS AT REIGATE The Priory Relays have become one of the club’s favorite events over the past few years. Set in the beautiful location of the Priory Park with the backdrop of the trees on the hill with their golden Autumn leaves, the shortish but challenging course […]