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Purple Patch Maidenhead Half Marathon – 4th Sept 2016

By Laura Kimberley Photos by Dave Sherman Gathered at the start line waiting to go I was hit by a supreme moment of sheer panic. I felt sick and had a horrendous case of the nervous giggles. I’d known this event was coming up and although I’d trained for it more than I’d trained for any of the previous 4 half marathons I’d done, for some reason I really felt the pressure of this one. Over the past few months I’ve been attempting to find a real love of running…

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…

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…

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…

An Interview with Purple Patch Race Director and GB Masters Elite Athlete Claire Donald

With a variety of events and distances (from 5km road races up to a standard distance Duathlon) plus a virtual running club, training camps in UK and overseas and coaching, Purple Patch Running offer a vast range of services for every type of athlete. We caught up with Purple Patch director and Elite Masters Athlete Claire Donald to learn more about the brand… So Purple Patch Running is definitely an eye-catching name. Where did the name come from? It was a combination of two things: 1) a ‘purple patch’ is a…