Recent posts by Dave Sherman

Vitality Reading Half Marathon – 3rd April 2016

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  & Helly Hansen Photos by Vijay Algoo, Steve Kimberley and Marathon Foto Part 1 by Dave Sherman The Reading Half Marathon and I have history – and it’s not good… Back in 2012 Reading had been my second ever half marathon and I’d gotten so carried away with the atmosphere on race day (including accepting a beer from the unofficial 11km pub drink station) that I’d spectacularly blown up late in the race resulting in a finish time of…

The Purple Patch Heyford Park Airbase 10k

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  & Helly Hansen Part 1: By Laura Kimberley On Sunday 20th March the Heyford Park races took place at an RAF airbase in Cherwell Valley. The event offered a 5k, 10k or half marathon option as well 600m and 1k junior races. My friend Nicola and I had opted for the 10k as part of our ongoing training plan we’re undertaking in line with a number of Purple Patch’s upcoming events. We arrived at the airbase about an hour before race…

My challenge to improve my health and achieve a Half Marathon personal best, while attempting to discover a love of running along the way…

by Laura Kimberley I don’t really like running. I feel I should make that clear before going into any details about what I’m doing or why I’m doing them. I am a fundamentally lazy human; I like reading, trashy telly and online shopping but I also want to be healthy and like most women my age (nearly 30!!!) I worry about my body image. My fiancé is mega fit and super active and recently he has been helping me to put things into perspective about getting the body shape that…

Vitality Brighton Half Marathon – 28th Feb 2016

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  & Helly Hansen Part 1: By Steve Kimberley It was that time of the year again. As the winter months were coming to an end, half-marathon season was starting up again and for a third time I would be running the Vitality Brighton half marathon. Since the first time that I ran it, Brighton has been my favourite half marathon course for a number of reasons. First of all, the course is just an ideal layout of gradients and…

Cancer Research UK London Winter Run – 31st Jan 2016

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  & Helly Hansen First up, here’s a short video we shot during the event, to give you an idea of the course and atmosphere. By Laura Kimberley: On Sunday 31st January over 12,000 people assembled in Trafalgar Square for the London Winter Run 10k. This is the second year of the Winter Run series organised by Cancer Research. We had been previously given a start time of 10:18am and expected to be standing around for a long while considering that the first wave set of…

Brooks Hellrunner: Hell Down South Longmore Camp, Hampshire – 16th January 2016

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  & Helly Hansen First up, here’s a short video we shot during the event, to give you an idea of the course and atmosphere. Part 1: Steve Kimberley: In the days leading up to the Brooks Hellrunner 2016 race, I was filled with a quiet confidence that this race would be just another one for the medal cabinet. With claims of being “tougher than Tough Mudder”, yet having absolutely no obstacles that aren’t part of the trail itself, I assumed that these were just…

Grand Union Canal Half Marathon – 8th Nov 2015

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Saucony Columbia Sportswear & Helly Hansen The Grand Union Canal Half Marathon took place on Sunday 8th November 2015 and starting at Cowley Recreation Ground in Uxbridge, running along the Grand Union Canal to its finish in Cassiobury Park in Watford. It is billed as a lovely flat, scenic, unusual, multi-terrain course which is traffic-free and was placed 5th in Runner’s World Races of the year in 2012 for the ‘Scenery’ category – but did it live up to…

Commando Series Obstacle Race – Hever Castle, Kent – 14th Nov

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Saucony Columbia Sportswear & Helly Hansen Photos by Dave Sherman and Peachy Snaps Words by Steve Kimberley After one of our writers attended an exciting PR event earlier in 2015, Team Trek and Run had been eagerly awaiting the very first opportunity to experience a Commando race. The event took place at the picturesque and historical Hever castle, the former residence of English Queen Anne Boleyn, on a wet and chilly Saturday morning in November and the venue was…

Water of Life Half Marathon – Oct 2015

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Saucony Columbia Sportswear & Helly Hansen Photography and words by Dave Sherman Without a doubt, the Half Marathon is my favourite distance when it comes to running. Yes, shorter distance events are still a challenge to runners depending on your level of athletic ability or the amount you push yourself, but there’s something special about the challenge of that 13.1 mile distance, and even telling people you’re taking part in, or have completed, a ‘Half Marathon’ sounds so much…

Run or Dye 5km Colour Run at Hever Castle, Kent – Sept 2015

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Columbia Sportswear & Helly Hansen Words by Laura Kimberley Photos by Dave Sherman and Peachy Snaps The Run or Dye 5k took place on Saturday 3rd October in the stunning grounds of Hever Castle. This event was inspired by the Hindu festival of Holi where participants throw coloured dye at each other to celebrate diversity and individuality. 5000 runners took part in the event last year and it proved to be just as popular this time around with some…