John Neale

The preparation was nearly as agonising as those final few days before the race not knowing if I would be able to run. What happened on race day was just completely unexpected though!! History Sunday 04.03.2001. Two years ago. I ran my first marathon on this day...

Gigi Young

The Washie 100 Miler isn’t a race, it’s a journey. A journey that involves huge commitment, support & compromises from the family; moral support from wonderful friends; and the efforts from all the people who care for me and helped me to achieve my...

Fiona Coward

There’s nothing like going big and succeeding.  I haven’t run much in the last 5 years with my focus being primarily on mountain biking. Every time I started running, some ache or pain would crop up and prevent any continuity. However, when my friend...

Hetty Johnson

My first marathon…..was almost my last.  I was not nervous but rather could not wait to get it behind me, now I wish I had run it differently, but that seems to be what every runner says about every race. It all started 18 months ago when my daughters and I joined Run...

Stanley Du Pont

I started the year – off a poor fitness base – thinking of an outstanding Personal Best run. 06h45 to be precise. By April, in time for Ironman 2003, I was in top nick and already dreaming of the [hoped for] incremental benefit that would come from...