Tag Archives: Marathon

Toughman Adventure Race, and the 7 in 7 Isle of Man Challenge

Toughmann seemed liked an event worth experiencing. A 10km distance with 1,000 ft of ascent and 25 obstacles to overcome sounded intriguing, and there was a light-hearted, non-macho feel to the race website which made me think the aim of the game was to provide a testing challenge rather than a chance of permanent injury. Add to this the location – the Isle of Man, a place I’ve visited before and know to be beautiful, friendly and well worth seeing more of – and it’s no surprise that I was…

The Hamilton Marathon; Road2Hope – Oct 2015

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Columbia Sportswear & Helly Hansen Words by Tim Sweeney, Trevor Murphy and Dave Wise First up, here’s a short video we shot during the event, to give you an idea of the course and atmosphere. Trevor - Well, I had no intention of ever running a marathon and certainly no intention of doing 3 in 3 consecutive weeks, but, life’s funny that way isn’t it? Crossing the finish line marked the 1 year anniversary of finally quitting smoking cigarettes for…

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 Goodlife Toronto Marathon, May 2015

Trek and Run were supported during this event by; Salba Chia  Gore Running Wear Push Nutrition On Running The Steam Whistle Brewery Helly Hansen and Garmin Actions Cameras First of all, here’s a film that I made whilst running the event to give you an idea of the course and the atmosphere. I came into this event tired; I’d been running a marathon everyday for the previous 13 days, ever since I’d injured myself at the Yonge St 10km race and had decided that if I couldn’t go fast anymore, I…

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…

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 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 Ikano Robin Hood Nottingham Marathon, 2014

The Trek and Run team took part in this marathon on 28 September, 2014. Dave was supported during the race by; Gore Running Wear – Gore making brilliant running kit, well worth checking out - http://www.goreapparel.co.uk/ Airia Running Shoes - http://www.airiarunning.com/ 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 Here’s a short film to give you an idea of the course. Part 1 by Dave Wise I had heard that Nottingham was a fast, flat course. Not as flat…