Recent posts by Dave Sherman

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…

Castle Series Hever Castle Triathlon – Sept 2015

Many years ago, various castles throughout Great Britain were the site of epic battles fought between Saxons, Normans, Vikings and various other parties who loved a good old ruck. These days we’ve taken our fights abroad, yet battles are still fought at a select few castles across the country (and even one in France). These modern day soldiers are triathletes, and the goal – the Holy Grail – is to complete the distance and claim that all-important finishers medal. This weekend the Castle Series visited Hever Castle in Kent –…

Castle Cholmondeley Triathlon – June 2015

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Push Nutrition Photos by Laura Kimberley, Dave Sherman and www.peachysnaps.com  Part 1, by Dave Sherman In July 2014 I completed my first Triathlon – a Super-Sprint event at Castle Howard in York consisting of a 400m open-water swim, 22km cycle and 4km run. I’d entered it as a new challenge with very little Triathlon specific training – something different from the runs and cycles I’d taken on so far – and even though I’d found it incredibly tough –…

Paris Marathon 2015

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Push Nutrition and Tom Tom Photos by Dave Sherman, Laura Kimberley and Maindru Bonjour Paris! As with many British participants heading to France for the Paris marathon our long weekend began at St. Pancreas station in London as we awaited the Eurostar to take us straight to the centre of Paris. Although I’d travelled to France a few times via ferry I’d never travelled to Paris and never used the Eurostar, and compared the fuss and stress involved with…

The Brighton Marathon, 2015

The Brighton Marathon is now one of the top marathons in the UK to run. It attracts elite runners who race round in 2 hours 10 minutes, top club runners from across the UK & Europe and then there is the rest of us who run to pursue a dream or just to push ourselves to the goal of finishing a marathon. Like all big races Brighton has an Expo, where you have to go to collect your race number and kit bag. I find this a bit of a…

Vitality Reading Half Marathon

by Stuart Obbard. Photos by Stuart Obbard and Adam Nash Wow!! What a great race and one I would definitely do again. Reading. you have certainly excelled yourself with this race! A race starts several months before when you have to go on-line and sign up. For this race the process was painless and then the regular emails started. These emails included updating runners on parking, what to expect on race day and what to tell our supporters. I like this, I find this information helps make my race day…

The Brighton Half Marathon 2015

by Dave Sherman and Steve Kimberly Photos by Dave Sherman and Sportcam Part 1, by Dave In February 2014 I completed the Brighton Half Marathon in 1h35m 06s and looking back it was one of the highlights of my year. The whole day had been an amazing experience and I’d enjoyed every moment of it and gained a new personal best, but I’d been gutted to have missed out on dipping under 1h35m by just 7 seconds. Of course this meant I needed to come back in 2015 and this…

The Athens Marathon; The Authentic, #2

Words by Laura Kimberley, photos by Lamia Hossain When we were offered the opportunity to attend the Athens Marathon, in true history geek mode I was completely ecstatic. This was the marathon. It was where Pheidippides, a messenger from the Greek army, ran from Marathon to Athens to give news of the Greek victory against the Persian invaders. I was so excited to be able to visit this city which had sparked much of my love for History and Mythology as a child and although I wouldn’t actually be running…

The Athens Marathon; The Authentic – 2014

by Dave Sherman  (photographs by Lamia Hossain and Dave Wise) After completing my first marathon in October 2012 I realised I’d found a new love in long distance running and I wanted to complete more (obviously this was before the delayed onset muscle soreness had kicked in)… 10 marathons later I decided it was time to complete my first Marathon abroad and of course, what better place to run my first overseas Marathon than the place where it all started… the historical home of the Marathon… Athens, Greece. In 490BC…