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 Athens Marathon – The Authentic, Report and Films

Trek and Run were supported during this 2014 event by; Gore Running Wear - http://www.goreapparel.co.uk/ Helly Hansen - http://www.hellyhansen.com/ Airia Running Shoes - http://www.airiarunning.com/ Push Nutrition - http://www.pushnutrition.eu Garmin Action Cameras - https://buy.garmin.com/en-GB/GB/outdoor/action-cameras/virb-elite/prod119594.html The Hera Hotel, Athens - http://www.herahotel.gr/ The New Hotel, Athens - http://www.yeshotels.gr/ First of all, here’s a film that I made whilst running (sky filming is by Victor Milenkovic) to give you an idea of both course and atmosphere. And here’s another film, edited by Victor, giving a more aerial view of the event. The films will give you a great idea of what the…

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…

The LSR Colombo Marathon, Sri Lanka

The 14th LSR Colombo Marathon took place on the first Sunday in October. The Trek and Run team was supported during this event by; Sri Lankan Airlines – (who fly non-stop between London and Colombo) –  http://www.srilankan.com LSR - http://www.lsr-srilanka.com/ Gore Running Wear - http://www.goreapparel.co.uk/ Airia Running Shoes - http://www.airiarunning.com/ Push Nutrition - http://www.pushnutrition.eu Garmin Action Cameras - https://buy.garmin.com/en-GB/GB/outdoor/action-cameras/virb-elite/prod119594.html First, here’s a short film I made of my marathon experience, to give you an idea of the course and what you may encounter when you take part in the event yourself. As I walked through the new…

The London Royal Parks Foundation 50km Ultra Event

The London Royal Parks Ultra took place on Sunday 12th October, 2014. The Trek and Run team took part, here’s our report. Dave was supported during the race by; Gore Running Wear – Gore making brilliant running kit, well worth checking out - http://www.goreapparel.co.uk/ Columbia Sportswear – Columbia made the training shoes I wore - http://www.columbiasportswear.co.uk/ Push Nutrition – Clean running energy gels - http://www.pushnutrition.eu/ Garmin Action Cameras – Dave used the Garmin Virb Elite camera to film the event - https://buy.garmin.com/en-GB/GB/outdoor/action-cameras/virb-elite/prod119594.html First of all, here’s a short film to give you an idea of the…

What Will It Take For Our Girls Team To Take on The Spartan?

By Laura Kimberley   Photos: Epic Action Imagery The Trek and Run team did their first Spartan Obstacle Event last year and loved it. This year we’re back for more, starting on Saturday 30th August at their South London Spartan Sprint event and culminating at the mighty challenge of the Spartan Beast at the same venue on 11th October. In between those dates our ladies team will be taking on the event at Cambridge, whilst our streamlined team will also enjoy the Spartan Super on Sunday 31st August.  On Sunday 7th…

The Athens Classic Marathon, Greece

This review is written in English and French. Please scroll down the page to read the French. Ce test est écrit en Anglais et en Français. Descendez en bas de page pour lire la partie en Français. First of all, here’s a film of the event, it’ll give you an idea of what to expect from the route. Part 1, by Dave Wise I did it, I took part in the marathon!! Not any marathon, but THE marathon! Yes, THE marathon… I don’t mean any disrespect to the other marathon…

The Rome Marathon, Italy

The Rome Marathon was held on Sunday 18th March, 2012 First of all, here’s a film of the event, it’ll give you an idea of what to expect from the route. I write this tired, but happy, and feeling immensely privileged, in my Rome hotel room. The Rome Marathon is recently run, and won, not by me, of course, but I finished, and that would have seemed impossible just 2 months ago with the injuries I have at the moment. So in a way I have my own victory, just…