• Illmington 10k – 18.02.24

    Race report by David Phillips.   Well this was the 5th and last event in the series until they all start again in October and what a great run it was […]

  • Illmington 10k – 21.01.24

    Race report by David Phillips.   Well this was the 4th in the series of 5 and this time we ran in a clockwise direction. However the village had many road […]

  • Illmington 10k – 17.12.23

    Race report by David Phillips.   Well what a fantastic and superb event this was so huge thanks to the Tempo Events Bosses Sarah and Rob and the 289 runners. […]

  • Ilmington 10k – 19.11.23

    Race report by David Phillips.   Well what a difficult run this was for the 297 runners as it was the 2nd in the series of 5 but this time it […]

  • Ilmington 10k- 22.10.23

    Race Report by Dave Phillips Well here we go again for the series of 5 races at Ilmington all put on by superbly Sarah and Rob from Tempo Events. Yesterday […]

  • Ilmington 10k – 19.2.23

    Race Report by David Phillips. Well this 5 race series is over and well done again to Rob and Sarah at Tempo Events for their super work in organising this […]

  • Ilmington 10k – 22.2.23

    Race report by David Phillips. Well what a cold event this was in dodgy conditions yet 7 Massey runners were there. This event was meant to be in the clockwise […]

  • Ilmington 10k – 27.12.22

    Race report by David Phillips. Ilmington 10k – 27.12.22 – 3rd race in the series of 5. Well what a good turnout for the Christmas run in the highest place […]

  • Ilmington Tempo Events 10k – 23.10.22

    Race report by David Phillips. Well here we go again with the 1st of the 5 10k series runs over the next 5 months. Possibly the hardest 10k there is […]

  • Massey Tractor 10k – results

    RESULTS ARE IN! “2020 Massey Tractor 10k” . The Warwickshire Road Race League is BACK! We appreciate your patience waiting 2 years for us to get the race on. As […]

  • Regency 10k – 10.4.22

    Race report by David Phillips. Regency 10k, Leamington Spa, 10/04/22. Well once again this event proved to be a favourite with many people with a very full field of nearly […]

  • Glow For Myton 5k – 2.4.2022

    Race Report – by Jenna Pogue Channeling our inner 80s pop icons, Jo and I made our way to University Square in Coventry for the Glow For Myton 5k on […]

  • Ilmington 10k – 20.2.22

    Ilmington 10k Tempo Events Winter Series 5th Race. Race report by David Phillips. Well what a killer this was (as always!) for the 259 runners. As usual some of started off […]

  • Ilmington 10k (+ a bit) – 23.1.22

    Race report by David Phillips. This was the 4th in the Winter series of 5 events and this one was clockwise. Ughhh! That means that the hill is a bit shorter […]

  • Christmas Races – 25th & 27th December 2021

    Christmas Races by David Phillips. Well what another strange running year 2021 was with only 13 events (14 in 2020) but at least there were 2 races in the last […]

  • Ilmington 10k – 21.11.21

    Race report by David Phillips. Well what a great event this was for the 289 runners who took part in the 2nd race in the 5 race series, so well […]

  • Coventry Half Marathon – 31.10.21

    Race Report by Joy Woolass After many delays the Coventry Half was finally here. Coventry Half was meant to be the first half but covid put a stop to that. […]

  • Coventry Half Marathon – 31.10.21

    Race Report by David Phillips. Well what a day! Never known rain, wind, floods as bad as these were on today’s race. They all started just as the start signal […]

  • Ilmington 10k – 24.10.21

    Race report by David Phillips. Well the new Tempo Events Winter Series has started so just 4 more to go over the next 4 months. 281 turned up on this […]

  • National Trust Colby Gardens parkrun – 4.9.21

    Race report by David Phillips. National Trust Colby Gardens 3 mile Park Run, 04/9/21. Well this is a beautiful large wooded area near Tenby so as we were down there […]

  • Stratford Summer 6 miler – 28.8.21

    Race report by David Phillips. Well great to be on the local circuits again, this time at Mary Arden’s House, Illmington near Stratford where lots of well-known local runners turned […]

  • Windermere Marathon – 23.5.21

    RACE REPORT by John Bennett Members of the club are starting to resume to in-person events as COVID restrictions begin to lift. Three club members (David Goodwin, Rachel Brock, & […]

  • Ilmington 10.13k – 5th & last in the Winter Series – 23.5.21

    Race report by David Phillips. Well Ilmington is all over until it all starts again in the Autumn when it should finish before May 2022! Once again Rob and Sarah […]

  • Ilmington 10.13k – 2.5.21

    Race Report by Dave Phillips Another great day out in the hills and 155 runners took part going off in groups of about 5 between 0900 and 1200 hrs. at […]

  • Ilmington 10k – 18.4.21

    Race report by David Phillips. Well once again well done Sarah and Rob of Tempo Events for continuing the winter series. 2 to go now. As last time the runners […]

  • Ilmington 10k – 4.4.21

    Ilmington 2nd Race in the Winter Series, 10.13k 4/4/21. Race Report by David Phillips.  Well at last it’s great to be back on the roads again even if it is on […]

  • 40 Mile Ultra

    Race Report by Claire Newman It has taken me a while to write this. Initially I was too tired, then I was too busy, then I thought maybe there was […]

  • Virtual Chocathon – 20.11.20

    Race Report by Sonia Karamat Without a ballot place for the VLM, Mylene and I signed up for the Tissington Trail Marathon scheduled on the 26th April, the same day […]

  • Ilmington 10k – 25.10.20

    Race report by David Phillips. Ilmington Race 10.13k (6.3M) 25.10.20 1st in the Winter Series of 5. Well I can hardly believe it. This was my 1st race since 15th March so the […]

  • Dorney Lakes Half Marathon – 30.8.20

    Race Report by Claire Newman On Saturday I did another ACTUAL EVENT! F3 Events Ltd were putting on a multi-distance event at Dorney Lakes and Phil and I were signed […]

  • Lee Valley VeloPark 10k – 29.8.20

    Race Report by Claire Newman Yesterday I took part in my first actual event since March . Lisa and I headed down to the Lee Valley VeloPark to do a […]

  • The Great British Bake Run / Pokérun – 6.9.20

    As I laid out my running kit in Egham Travelodge the night before my return to a proper race I realised that I was missing one fairly critical item of […]

  • Virtual 5k Race – May 2020

    Race Report by John D Bennett Virtual 5k Race May 2020 – Virtual Warwickshire Road Race League (vWRRL)   The first Virtual Warwickshire Road Race League (vWRRL) race was 5km during the […]

  • Centurion 5 miles – 15.3.20

     Race report by Dave Phillips.  About 60+ of us from a variety of local clubs (5 Red and Whites) did what we always do on a Sunday-RUN! You could get […]

  • Draycote Water 10k – 8.3.20

    Race Report by Dave Phillips  Should call this Storm Draycote because the head on wind for the 302 10k runners was a real killer and forward movement was not easy. […]

  • Malta Marathon – 1.3.20

    Race Report by Cathy Keay Pondering which Spring marathon to do, I stumbled across a website by Tim Teege a German chap who had run a marathon in every EU […]

  • Malta Half Marathon – 1.3.20

    Mayhem in Malta with the Massey 8 Race Report by Helen Rowe Friday 28th February 2020 –The Massey 8 (Cal Oddy, Carol Martin, Cathy Keay, Cristina Semple, Helen Rowe, Marie […]

  • Warwick Half Marathon – 1.3.20

    Race report by Dave Phillips. I did the very 1st Warwick ½ (from the racecourse but in the opposite direction) around 1986 and I met a Massey Runner Hugh Docherty and […]

  • Draycote Water 10K & 10 mile – 22.2.20

    Race Report by Helen Rowe I signed up for the 10 mile at Draycote Water because I needed a 10 mile run on my training plan.  It was originally scheduled […]

  • Colby Gardens Woodland 5k – 22.2.20

    National Trust Colby Gardens Woodland 5k, Amroth, Near Tenby – 22/02/20. Race report by Dave Phillips. Well back now from a very wet Wales but Pembrokeshire was also as windy […]

  • Barcelona Half Marathon – 16.2.20

    Race Report by Alison Lowe I first heard about this race from a flyer I picked up at the London Marathon expo When I saw it was only €28 and […]

  • 5th Tempo Winter Series – 16.2.20

    Race report by Dave Phillips. Well why ever did 294 people turn out for this today? Must be mad. Floods all the way there, rain and more rain and that […]

  • One out of Two – 8.2.20

    Race report by Dave Phillips – One out of Two – 8/9 Feb. Well just a 50% w/e so what a bummer. Blame the wind/rain/danger (?) + anything else. Saturday. […]

  • Centurion Grand Prix, Race 4 – 2.2.20

    Race Report By Helen Rowe Cal persuaded me to give this 5 mile race a go. I needed to get back on the horse, figuratively speaking.  Cal picked me up and […]

  • Watford Half Marathon – 2.2.20

    Race report by Dave Phillips. Around 2,000 of us assembled at the race HQ in the usual Cassiobury Park and at 1030 the gun went and we were off. I’ve […]

  • Not the Not the Roman IX – 26.1.20

     12k race at Stratford upon Avon.  According to the records someone said I’ve done more of these than anyone else so good news there. This year 356 took part with […]

  • The “crash, bang, wallop” Ilmington 10k – 19.1.20

    Race report by Dave Phillips. Well what a morning for the 4th Ilmington run in the series of 5 and this time it was clockwise. The roads there were icy, very […]

  • A Weekend Double

    Race report by David Phillips. Well what a way to start the year with a double. 2 doubles so read on! On Sat it was the combined Warks and Worcs […]

  • Warwick Christmas Day 3.5 mile – 25.12.19

    Race report by David Phillips.  This race has been held for c60 years now (with many of the regular local faces appearing year after year-me included). The HQ is always […]

  • Thames Hare and Hounds Alumni 5 – 14.12.19

    Thames Hare and Hounds Alumni 5 mile Cross Country, Wimbledon Common  Race report by David Phillips. Thames Hare and Hounds is the oldest XC club in the UK formed back […]

  • MK Winter Half Marathon – 8.12.19

    Race report by Claire Newman I blagged a cheeky transfer entry to the Mk Winter Half Marathon on Sunday. The race village was well organised, and I very swiftly completed the transfer […]

  • 2nd Cross Country League Race – 7.12.19

    Race report by David Phillips. 2nd Cross Country League Race, Stratford-Upon-Avon  Well Stratford town was manic and closed off due to the Victorian Xmas Fare over the w/e so lots […]

  • Coombe 8 – 1.12.19

    Race Report by Dave Phillips What can I say except “mud, mud glorious mud, there’s nothing quite like it for cooling the blood”. How true that was today for the […]

  • Silverstone 10k – 24.11.19

    Race Report by Helen Rowe Run Silverstone  5000 people were running Silverstone on Sunday 24th November 2019.  Run Silverstone had a choice of distances: Family Mile, 5K, 10K and Half […]

  • Derby 10 – 17.11.19

    Race Report by Helen Rowe Derby 10 (will it be never again?) It was an early start.  5 of us were travelling to Derby together, and I had to be […]

  • Ilmington 10k – 24.11.19

    Race report by Dave Phillips – 2nd in the Winter Series of 5 Today was the clockwise direction of the circular course but as usual the hills took their toll. […]

  • Coventry 10k – 17.11.19

    Race report by Dave Phillips. This was a good event put on by MCC Promotions who have organised 23 10k runs all over the place this year so well done […]

  • Wyre Wizard Trail Half Marathon – 3.11.19

    Race Report by Casey Leaver The two things that people said to me *after* we’d completed this race were “Ooh, that’s a toughie.” and “I bet it was beautiful.” In […]

  • New York Marathon – 3.11.19

    Race Report by Claire Newman It is a bit of a mission to get to the start line as it is on Staten Island. The options are either a bus […]

  • Centurion 5 miles – 3.11.19

    Race report by Dave Phillips. This was the 1st run in Centurion’s Grand Prix series of 6 races held each month and what great scenic events they are. Mind you Great […]

  • Beachy Head Marathon – 26.10.19

    Gone with the Wind! – by Mary Connolly. Two years ago I was gutted to be dropping Daniel off at the start of my favourite marathon before driving off to […]

  • Dramathon – 19.10.19

    Race Report by Claire Newman Last week I found myself travelling circa 500 miles *insert Proclaimers reference here* to run one leg of a relay marathon just south of Inverness. […]

  • Great South Run – 20.10.19

    A Great Run ….  By Helen Rowe The Great South Run was a great run (pun intended).  As anyone who has ever done a Great Run knows, the organisation is spot […]

  • Auckland Marathon, NZ – 20.10.19

    What an experience by Michael Hammond On May 27 2019 I booked my place on my first full Marathon: ASB Auckland , New Zealand October 20th. Every run became preparation: […]

  • Ilmington 10k – 20.10.19

    Race report by Dave Phillips. Well they don’t come any hillier than this 1st race in the series of 5 until next Feb. Maybe that was why there were only 3 […]

  • Cabbage Patch 10 – 13.10.19

    Race Report by Claire Newman I bloody loved the Cabbage Patch 10 last year and fully intended to do it again this year, so when the announcement was made that […]

  • Green Leek 10k Run – 13.10.19

    Race report by Dave Phillips. An early start for me as drove to the finish and caught one of the 2 double decker busses to the start at 0830. Good […]

  • Alcester 10k – 6.10.19

    Race report by David Phillips. This run has to be at the very top of all the runs I’ve done. Why? Well it started in the closed off centre of […]

  • National Trust Colby Gardens 5k – 21.9.19

    Race report by Dave Phillips. Despite Pembs. probably being the windiest place in the UK this w/e, running on trails and paths 3 times in the woods and forests area […]

  • Tamworth 5 miles – 15.9.19

    Race report by Dave Phillips. Well what can I say as this was the 10th Tamworth event and I’d never done it before nor to be honest not known about it. […]

  • Stratford’s Big 10k – 8.9.19

    Race report by Dave Phillips. Well all I can say is this was not BIG it was HUGE. Never before in a short race have I been with so many […]

  • Kenilworth Half Marathon – 1.9.19

    Race Report by Brian Boyle This year saw the inaugural two lap course make its debut. Number pick up was available on the day before from the Holiday Inn. Car […]

  • Bedford Twilight 10k – 31.8.19

    Race Report by Paul Curtis Di and I headed down to Bedford for the Twilight 10k, which was billed as “flat and fast” with pb potential.  With a 5:30pm start […]

  • Kenilworth’s 20th ½ marathon – 1.9.19

    Race report by Dave Phillips. What can I say after this super event except well done to Kenilworth Runners and our ex Massey man Dave Pettifer who organised it. Huge […]

  • Welsh Runs – August 2019

    Race report by Dave Phillips Well as usual the last 2 weeks in August in our Penally Hideway meant that the annual toughies had to be run (albeit in Pembrokeshire […]

  • Poppit 3 & Stratford 6 – 6.8.19 & 10.8.19

    Race reports by David Phillips  Poppit Sands 3 miles – 6.8.19 This is the 2nd of the 3 evening races at St. Dogmaels near Cardigan and about an hour from our […]

  • Brecon 10 miles – 4.8.19

    Race Report by Dave Phillips  Where else would always you go on the 1st Sunday in August (or any other day for that matter)? To God’s own country of course and […]

  • Run Aintree 10k – 28.7.19

    Race Report by Brenda Lee I was up in Liverpool visiting my daughter so decided to take the opportunity to enter Run Aintree 10K. It was a short drive from […]

  • Timberhonger 10k – 13.7.19 & Northbrook 10k – 14.7.29

    Race reports by Dave Phillips.  You could even call this the Morning after the Night Before but at least I was sober! Timberhonger is in Bromsgrove and this was their […]

  • Leamington Half Marathon – 7.7.19

    Race report by Dave Phillips. Well what can I say about this fabulous event? From start to finish it must surely rank as the best in the UK. Great start […]

  • Compton Verney Half Marathon – 30.6.19

    Race report by Dave Phillips. What a superb event this-my 1st CV half. The start is at the entrance of the most beautiful ancient Compton Verney Manor (between Wellesbourne and […]

  • Run for Nepal – 23.6.19

    Race Report by Richard Pearce If ever there was an event with a difference, this was it – the Run for Nepal at Sandon Park, Nuneaton. I hadn’t even heard […]

  • Trail Marathon Wales – Half Marathon – 15.6.19

    Race Report by Casey Leaver This weekend was the long-awaited and much-anticipated Trail Marathon Wales.  Half though obvs.  Matt generously let me defer last year because I got shingles.  So […]

  • Arden 9 – 16.6.19

    Race report by David Phillips. Well done Knowle & Dorridge RC for this super event. The HQ is fabulous, parking great all around and the facilities lacked nothing. The course […]

  • Sphinx 5 miler – 12.6.19

    Race report by David Phillips. Well this event lived up to its popular reputation with all places sold out a few days ago, unlike the good old days (quite recently) […]

  • Aldridge 10k – 9.6.19

    Race Report by Brenda Lee The “Real” Dave Lee works in Aldridge and after speaking to a colleague who is a member of Aldridge running club I took his recommendation […]

  • Race to the Tower – 8 & 9.6.19

    Race Report by Cathy Keay – warning, reading this might take as long as it took me to run it !!! Most of you know that I do a lot […]

  • Rhein – Ruhr ½ Marathon – 2.6.19

    Race report by Dave Phillips. Well time changes all things so they say. For the last 16 years I’ve done the marathon here but this year it was the half. […]

  • Liverpool Marathon – 19.5.19

    Breaking four – Gary’s story (Race Report by Phil McCarron) As essentially all Massey’s know by them, every May on a predetermined weekend, thousands of runners from across the world […]

  • Copenhagen Marathon (& parkrun) – 19.5.19

    Race Report by Lisa Jay Cathy and I set off on our Danish adventure on Friday morning from Luton Airport, everything went like clockwork and we arrived in Denmark to […]

  • Worcester Pitchcroft 10k – 26.5.19

    Race report by Dave Phillips.  This is a super event (not done it for c20 years) and the course follows the boundary of the Worcester Race Course on paths so […]

  • Dorset Invader Weekend – 25-26.5.19

      As Mary is contentedly snoring in bed exhausted from a weekend of running marathons, I am on the computer trying to decide if I am happy with how my […]

  • MK Marathon – 6.5.19

    MK Marathon – sssh don’t tell anyone – Race Report by Wendy Foxall Up until last Monday I really didn’t think I could run a marathon. Which is why I […]

  • Kingsbury Classic 10k (Dave) – 7.5.19

    Race report by Dave Phillips. This was the 19th  race here and I seem to have done most of them. Massey runners were all over the place and once again the […]

  • Kingsbury Classic 10k (Paul) – 7.5.19

    Race Report by Paul Curtis As Di will testify, reading literature is not my thing having only read one fiction book in my life. Nevertheless, I thought I’d give this […]

  • Sandwell Valley parkrun – 4.5.19

    More than just a parkrun – Sandwell Valley Race Report by Helen Rowe We had heard that Coventry parkrun was cancelled.  So Cal and I decided to do a bit […]

  • The Dragon’s Lair 10K – 28.4.19

    Race Report by Helen Rowe This was an inaugural race, organised by Jack Rabbit Events, who are known for their challenging event.  There were 5 runners from Massey’s signed up […]

  • London Marathon (David) – 28.4.19

    25 Not Out – Race Report – by David Goodwin Back in 2010 I was lucky to be selected for the National Autistic Society team for the first Virgin London […]

  • London Marathon (Claire) – 28.4.19

    Race Report by Claire Newman If you’ve read my blog posts about London you might want to skip this as it is just a slightly (not very) condensed version! Getting […]

  • London Marathon (Alison) – 28.4.19

    The Journey to London – a first marathon. Race Report by Alison Lowe On Sunday 7th October I ran the Rugby 10 mile in a PB time and decided that […]

  • Stratford Marathon – 28.4.19

    Stratford Shakespeare Marathon – My 500th marathon. Race report by David Phillips. Well what can I say? I did my 1st marathon in Coventry in 1982 and 1st  Stratford full in 1983 and have […]

  • Ty-RUN-ousaurus – 19.4.19

    Any sensible multiple marathon runner, who shredded their inner thigh 5 days earlier would be taking a rest from running for a while whilst the wound heals. However sensible and […]

  • Mersey Tunnel 10K – 14.4.19

    Race report by Brenda Lee My daughter Hannah had booked to do the Mersey Tunnel 10k race so I decided to take the opportunity of a visit to see her […]

  • Boston (UK) Marathon – 14.4.19

    Race report by Dave Phillips. Well this was my 4th Boston (plus one over the water in USA) but what a killer it was. It started early at 0900 hrs […]

  • Draycote 10 mile – 14.4.19

    Race report by Emma King It’s 8.15 on a Sunday morning waiting for Cal to pick me up. Having been up since 7am as I struggle with breakfast so a […]

  • Star Runners – 14.4.19

    A LONG TIME AGO IN A CITY FAR FAR AWAY (From Coventry) duh duh duh DUN DA DUN, DUN DA DUN (John William Theme music, text scrolling up the screen.) […]

  • Cathedral to Castle 10 – 7.4.19

    Race Report by Brenda Lee It’s 7.15 am on Sunday morning and myself, Cal, Sonia and Nicola are being kindly chaffered by the real Dave Lee to Litchfield to begin […]

  • Regency Leamington Spa 10k – 7.4.19

    Race report by Dave Phillips. This has to be one of the best and most enjoyable 10ks around. The first half is all on trails, paths and tracks up and […]

  • Dorney Lake 20 Mile – 31.3.19

    Race Report by Claire Newman Mothering Sunday meant I got to choose what I wanted to do, and what I wanted was skip breakfast in bed, leave the house before […]

  • Coventry Half Marathon – 24.3.19

    Race Report by Claire Newman Goal number one for me was to get around, miles on my legs without damaging them more is what I need at the moment. But, […]

  • London Landmarks Half Marathon – 24.3.19

    Race Report by Helen Rowe Saturday 23rd March This year, the race was on Sunday 24th March, the day after my birthday.  Andrew Rollins, Jenna Pogue and myself were due […]

  • Coventry Half Marathon – 24.3.19

    Race report by David Phillips. Well what a fantastic day for all concerned and huge thanks to the organisers and sponsors (including Coventry Runner and of course Anne-Marie). It seems […]

  • Banbury 15 – 17.3.19

    Race Report by Dave Phillips  Well if you thought Storm Gareth (named after my son) was on its way out you should have been at Banbury today. Very cold, windy, […]

  • Ashbourne 10 – 3.3.19

    Race Report by Helen Rowe I needed a 10 miler for the spreadsheet, and I thought the sooner I did it the better, as last year it was a scramble […]

  • Gato Head Torch 10K Race 2 – 27.2.19

    Race Report by Helen Rowe The inaugural Gato Head Torch 10K was held in January 2019.  I couldn’t get a place on that, as it was sold out, so I […]

  • Weekend Double – 2.3.19 & 3.3.19

    Race reports by Dave Phillips. This year has been bad in that in Feb the Watford ½ was cancelled because of a flake of snow and I couldn’t get to […]

  • Naseby 1645 – 24.2.19

    Race Report by Alison Lowe This was another race I booked last autumn when I was planning my marathon training long runs. I remembered seeing that a few Massey’s had […]

  • Let’s Go Round Again Disco Marathon – 17.2.19

    Race Report by Jeremy Smith Very windy.  The “Let’s Go Round Again Disco Marathon”, Nottingham, February 17 2019 Holme Pierrepont, near Nottingham, is a watersports centre and among other wet […]

  • Leicestershire Half Marathon – 17.2.19

    Race Report by Alison Lowe. When I started planning my long runs for VLM training back in the autumn I noticed this run was great timing for a 13 mile […]

  • Illmington 10k – 17.2.19

    Race report by David Phillips. This was the last of the series and what super (if hard) runs they are too up and over Warwickshire’s highest point. This time it […]

  • Runners of the Lost Ark – 17.2.19

    When Saturn Running put out on Facebook a 7hour timed, multi lapped event that was listed on the 100 Marathon Club website up in Durham during at the start of […]

  • Cattle Country Park XC – 9.2.19

    Cross Country Leagues – Cattle Country Park near Gloucester – Saturday 9 February 2019 Ramblings from the Course by  I.M. Muddy You just knew from the name of the new […]

  • Draycote Water 10k – 10.2.19

    Race Report by Dave Phillips Well what a miserable day at the reservoir. Very wet, windy and cold for the 300+ runners for this event sponsored by Anne-Marie and Coventry […]

  • Shambolic Race Weekend – 3.2.19

    Race report by Dave Phillips. Well what a shambles. Cathy Keay and I were down to do the Watford ½ marathon then due to those ******* stupid H&S things it […]

  • Holly Challenge – 26.1.19

    Race Report by Brenda Lee So 8 o’clock on a Saturday morning and I’m not getting ready for Park run! Instead the lovely Nicky Chambers was picking me up for […]

  • Gato Sports Head Torch 10K – 23.1.19

    Race Report by Brenda Lee So 5pm on a Wednesday evening and Cal and I set off to the Head Torch 10K in Rugby. A change from our normal Wednesday […]

  • Illmington 10k – 20.1.19

    Race report by Dave Phillips. This was the 4th in the series of 5 and today it was clockwise round the course. That means the uphill is neo vertical. So the […]

  • Embrace the Race – 20.1.19

    At our regular athlete / coach chats (Different from Husband / Wife ones as my views are listened to and considered although she still has demands that she expects to […]

  • XC League Droitwich – 12.1.19

    Ramblings from the Course by  I.M. Muddy It was nice to travel in the luxury of a Harry Shaw bus to the cross country at Churchfields Farm near Droitwich on […]

  • Polar Night Half Marathon – 5.1.19

    Race Report by Nicola Hunt Tromsø, Norway This time last week, 5 January, I was 217 miles north of the Arctic Circle in Tromsø, Norway (69 degrees north) having travelled […]

  • Draycote Water 10k – 13.1.19

    Race report by Dave Phillips There was no reason at all why I went here today having cried off training the Main Group last Wed and similarly the XC at […]

  • Chelmsley Wood 5 miles – 6.1.19

    Race report by David Phillips. Well what a better way to kick off 2019 with a “double”. Yesterday (Saturday) was the Massey XC Winter handicap at Newbold Common with loads […]

  • Start Me Up (6 hour Timed Challenge) – 6.1.19

    I am currently trying to write this run report as I marinate in a rather fragrant Acai Berry Bath Salts, Radox Sage and Sea Salt and Sainsbury’s ginsing black pepper […]

  • Warwick Annual Christmas Day Run – 25.12.18

    Warwick Annual Christmas Day 3.4 mile run. Race report by Dave Phillips. Well this event now in its 50th consecutive year attracted the usual bunch of local runners from Leam, […]

  • Sunrise to Sunset – 8:20am to 4:01pm – 27.12.18

    Mary is very keen to join the 100 marathon club after having fallen in love with marathons after her very first Beachy Head Marathon in 2014.  If I hadn’t already […]

  • Thames Hare & Hounds Alumni Cross Country – 15.12.18

    Race report by Dave Phillips. The TH&H club was formed in 1868 and has its HQ alongside London Cornish Rugby Club on Wimbledon Common near Kingston on Thames. Most of […]

  • 33rd Sneyd Christmas Pudding Run, 5 & 10 miles – 9.12.18

    Race report by Dave Phillips I seem to have been doing this for ever from its many venues but all in all it’s a good event. Just found a 1993 […]

  • Centurion Grand Prix Series 5 miler – 2.12.18

    Race Report by Dave Phillips Well Chelmsley Wood does have some nice off road, woodland, lake and river places and today’s run for the 106 (see results) of us took […]

  • Race for Rotary 10k Draycote Water – 25.11.18

    Race report by David Phillips  Well I arrived with plenty of time to spare to avoid the queues in the car park but it was almost empty. So I got […]

  • Coombe 8 – 18.11.18

    Race report by Dave Phillips.  What a great event this is so well done Sphinx (Cov’s number 2 club!!) for putting on their 10th Coombe 8 and to Paul Bergin and […]

  • Sunset to Sunrise – 17–18.11.18

    Two weeks ago I ran a marathon with 14 tunes on my phone playing over and over and over again!  At the speed I run at I heard them many […]

  • Tunnel Vison Night Run – 15.11.18

    Race Report by Claire Newman Well last night was lots of fun!  We headed off (in Lisa’s fancy car again) to Market Harborough for Tunnel Vison Night and Dawn Runs. […]

  • Birmingham Cross Country League – 10.11.18

    Ramblings from the Course by I.M. Muddy First cross country fixture of the new season always brings an element of the unknown – what length of spikes will I put […]

  • Coalville 10k – 11.11.18

    Race Report by Brenda Lee So after completing Dublin Cal and I were both keen to do a race. So as a late decision we entered the Coalville 10k. It […]

  • TCS New York City Marathon – 4.11.18

    Race Report by Phil McCarron I am not sure if many people have heard of this race 🙂 🙂 but on the 4th November 2018 I got to experience something […]

  • Dublin Marathon (No 2 Report) – 28.10.18

    Dublin Marathon Run Report (the shortened version) By Helen Rowe (and Cal Oddy) Our journey began in 2017, when we supported the Dublin Marathon, and Sally told us that we […]

  • 30th Marlow Half Marathon – 4.11.18

    Race report by Dave Phillips All I can say (as I do every year) that this is probably the best organised half in the UK BUT it is BRUTAL. The […]

  • The Runger Games – 4.11.18

    Mary was my guinea pig for my coaching qualification last year and despite being fired 24times over the last year – mainly when I tell her that she shouldn’t run […]

  • Dublin Marathon (No 1 Report) – 28.10.2018

    Race Report by Claire Newman Dublin Marathon Weekend – Pt 1 We landed in Dublin late Friday afternoon and got a bus to the apartment we had rented for the […]

  • Snowdonia Marathon – 27.10.18

    Race Report by Dave Phillips Well having done 31 of the 36 Snowdon marathons this one was one to remember. Nice that they gave me race number 31 but that […]

  • Beachy Head Marathon – 27.10.18

    Yet again we return to Eastbourne and I am trying to write up a race report as Mary’s snoring gives a pneumatic drill a run for its money. Beachy Head […]

  • Great South Run – 21.10.18

    Race Report by Alison Lowe I’ve wanted to do this race for several years having watched it on the TV, but it had always clashed with half term holidays. The […]

  • Yorkshire Marathon – 14.10.18

    Race Report by Samantha Pointon I had booked a cottage which said it was within easy reach of York so when the sat nav said it was 1 hour 15 […]

  • Ilmington 10k – 21.10.18

    Race report by Dave Phillips. 1st race of the Ilmington Winter Series 10k Well as usual many of the locals turned up for this very tough and hilly event but only […]

  • Royal Parks Half Marathon – 14.10.18

    Race Report by Cathy Keay I’d been trying to get into the Royal Parks Half Marathon for a number of years and I was finally lucky this year.  The 13.1 […]

  • Cabbage Patch 10 – 14.10.18

    Race Report by Claire Newman Cabbage Patch 10 – Twickenham The last race before Dublin – PB!!!! 📣 A group Massey ladies set off at 7am in heavy rain for a car […]

  • Birmingham Half Marathon – 14.10.18

    Race Report By Helen Rowe Sunday 14th October 2018 – the alarm went off at 6.30am.  To the say the weather was inclement would be putting it mildly.  I had […]

  • Worcester Pitchcroft parkrun – 13.10.18

    Golden Girls on ParkRun Tour – Worcester Pitchcroft ParkRun 13/10/2018 Cal, Sally and I took the A46/A422/A44 to Worcester today to run Worcester Pitchcroft ParkRun.  It is a nice flat course.  […]

  • Bournemouth Half Marathon – 7.10.18

    Race Report by Kelvin Elliott It feels ironic writing this report on World Mental Health Day as this feels so applicable to me. This year has been a really tough […]

  • Chicago Marathon – 7.10.18

    Race Report by Brian Boyle This marathon is quite possibly on a level with London. The. Expo number pick up was a breeze, if you got there early, the race […]

  • Chester Metric Marathon – 7.10.18

    Race Report by Brenda Lee I signed up for the Chester Metric Marathon as the “unique” distance of 26.2km appealed to me. Little did I know at the time that […]

  • Chester Marathon – 7.10.18

    Race report by David Phillips. Having done all the Chester Marathons I still think it has to be one of the best there is-and not just because about 9 miles […]

  • Wimpole 10 – 7.10.18

    Wimpole 10 – aka “The Hoohaah: the Golden Girls’ quest for a 10 mile race” By Helen Rowe Cal and I have been on a quest to find a 10 […]

  • Loch Ness Marathon 23.9.18

    Race Report by David James Its been a while since I submitted a race report, but as the sole runner representing Massey’s in Scotland for The Loch Ness Marathon , […]

  • Welsh Weekend Double – 29/30.9.18

    Race report by Dave Phillips. I guess that if you pop down to Pembrokeshire for a long week end of gardening, housework, going to and joining in with Tenby Male […]

  • Labour of Love I – 30.9.18

    Having had a whole summer of DNS on races due to a niggling Achilles I was desperate to get back to running properly. The first of three Labour of Love […]

  • Berlin Marathon – 16.9.18

    Race Report by Cathy Keay I entered the Berlin ballot in October 2017, not thinking that I’d be lucky enough to get a place, but in late November I received […]

  • Scottish 10K, Musselburgh – 23.9.18

    Race Report by Martin Smith This road race is an out and back course which starts and finishes at Musselburgh Racecourse on the outskirts of Edinburgh. The route leaves the […]

  • Swim Serpentine – 22.9.18

    Race Report by Jenna Pogue It wasn’t running but it did involve lots of MFRC members so I’ve written a report of Swim Serpentine for anyone who enjoys swimming, wants something to read over […]

  • Draycote Water 10 and 20 Mile – 23.9.18

    Race report by Dave Phillips. There was a good turnout by the red and whites plus a few unknowns! On closer examination we realised they were from Watford Joggers who […]

  • Worcester City Half Marathon – 16.9.18

    Race Report by Dave Phillips  Well the organisers of this cracker certainly know how to put on an event-plus there was a wheelchair race, a 10k and kids’ race. They […]

  • Tiree Ultramarathon – 9.11.18

    Race Report by Lisa Jay It was always going to be an adventure, due to it’s remote location everyone who runs the 35 mile circumference of Tiree spends at least […]

  • Kenilworth Half Marathon – 2.9.2018

    Race report by Dave Phillips. Well what can you say? This was the best ½ in the UK, superbly organised by Kenilworth Runners and Dave Pettifer (ex Massey runner for […]

  • Race Reports from Wales

    Race Reports by Dave Phillips Colby Gardens 5k 09:00 hrs – 25.8.18 Well the usual large amount of holiday runners made this a very packed affair with several running with […]

  • East Farm Weekend – 25-27.8.18

    Some people may question why I am still married to Daniel especially after he buys me anniversary presents like an ironing board! Which I am refusing to open and use […]

  • Wales at its Best

    Race reports by David Phillips. Well 2 weeks down at our Penally home in Pembrokeshire meant a lot of races in my Pembrokeshire Harriers vest. Sorry Massey but “when in […]

  • Stratford Summer Six – 21.7.18

    Run Report By Helen Rowe Saturday 21st July 2018 was the date of the Stratford Summer Six, and Brenda, Cal, Sally and I were all signed up for it. I wasn’t […]

  • Seven @ Severn – 7.7.18

    Run Report By Helen Rowe Saturday 7th July 2018 – 05:00am the alarm goes off. Cal is picking me up just before 06:00 hours, for the first of the 7 @ […]

  • Stratford Summer 6 – 21.7.18

    Race report by David Phillips  This event gets more popular every year and as we walked to the start I commented that there must be 300 starters. How wrong can […]

  • Three French Hens …… sorry Three French parkruns!

    Three French Hens …… sorry Three French parkruns! (parkrun tourism) Race Reports by Cathy McKeown Our aim this holiday was to get me back into running after being on the […]

  • The Long Course Weekend – 13/14/15 July

    Race report by David Phillips. Colby Gardens National Trust 5k – Sat 14.7.18 I decided rather than swim or cycle (see below) I’d do a warm down jog round these […]

  • Northbrook 10k – 8.7.18

    Race report by Dave Phillips   Hot or what? This was hotter than the Pyramids Marathon in Cairo that I did in 1993 and that went for 13 miles out […]

  • Cider Frolic – 7.7.18

    I had serious hopes that this run report would be a glowing exposition into the delights of a White Star Running Event. In particular, their Frolic events which offer something […]

  • Leamington Spa Half Marathon – 1.7.18

    Race report by Dave Phillips  Well what a cracker this was for the 2,000 entrants. Pity about the delayed start which meant we were longer in the intense heat as […]

  • JCP Swansea Half Marathon – 24.6.18

    Race Report by Jenna Pogue This weekend Jo and I found ourselves in Wales for the JCP Swansea Half Marathon. The race was voted the UK’s best half marathon at The […]

  • Tamworth Gate Gallop – 24.6.18

    Race Report by Helen Rowe Cal Oddy was the first of the Golden Girls to sign up, and she threw down the challenge to me and Brenda.  I can’t resist […]

  • Shifnal Steeplechase Half Marathon – 24.6.18

    14th Shifnal Steeplechase Half Marathon, Shropshire, 24/06/18,1030 hrs. Race Report by Dave Phillips.   Having done 12 of these how could I not do this one? Last week I cried off […]

  • Giant’s Head Marathon – 23.6.18

    What a superb day for early summer  and camping but not perhaps for running a hard hilly trail marathon  As i survey the scene from my chair across the temporary […]

  • Loseley Breakfast Run (11.4k) – 17.6.18

    Race Report by John Hosie So after struggling to run 40 minutes at the 2 Castles I was supposed to be pacing a 4 minutes per K group at this […]

  • Trail Marathon Wales (TMW) – 16.6.18

    This is my 8th and final attempt to write my report for Trail Marathon Wales (TMW) my earlier efforts not meeting the approval of my proofreader!  So as she snores […]

  • Man v’s Horse – 9.6.18

    Race Report by Darren Chambers First time solo and a stubborn wife! Having done this race as a relay team in 2016 I promised myself to run this as a […]

  • 36th Rhein- Ruhr Marathon – 3.6.18

    36th Rhein- Ruhr Marathon, Duisburg, Germany  Well as usual this was a spectacular event for my 15th running of it. The day started at 0800 hrs at huge international multi sports arena […]

  • Edinburgh Half Marathon – 27.5.18

    Race Report by Lesley Keighley Back In 2004 I ran the Edinburgh Marathon. It started in Holyrood park weaved its way through Edinburgh out along the firth of forth and […]

  • Dorchester Marathon & Half – 27.5.18

    My marathon running exploits are renowned.  Unfortunately not for speed, grace and running style as I would wish for but for things that go wrong! My last few reports have […]

  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool – Race Reports

    Race Report by Helen Rowe Friday 18th May I travelled up to Liverpool by train on Friday afternoon.  I arrived at Liverpool Lime Street at 17:44, and made my way […]

  • Liverpool Marathon – 20.4.18

    Race report by Dave Phillips. Well what a week end. Around 22k runners descended on Scouse land for the w/e with the 5k on Sat, the half and full on […]

  • Silverstone 10k – 9.5.18

    Race Report by Martin Smith East Midlands Grand Prix 2018 – Silverstone 10k – Wednesday 9th May The Silverstone 10k is the first race in the EMGP 2018 series and […]

  • Market Drayton 10km – 13.5.18

    Race Report By Beth Connolly My Dad entered me into the MD 10k in July last year before I was even old enough to consider running the distance! He said […]

  • Stratford Shakespeare Marathon – 13.5.18

    38th Shakespeare Marathon, Stratford- Upon-Avon Race report by Dave Phillips.  My 1st Stratford was in 1982 (missed the 1st in 1981 as was playing rugger on the same day and […]

  • Kingsbury Classic 10k – 8.5.18

    Race Report by Dave Phillips  This annual event gets more popular every year and tonight’s was no exception. About 10 red and whites were there to enjoy the jog around […]

  • Uttoxeter Festival of Running – 6.5.18

    Race report by Dave Phillips. Well what shall we do on the hottest day of the year so far (25 degrees)? Let’s go to Uttoxeter and do the kids run […]

  • Dudley Kingswinford 10k – 2.5.18

    Race report by Dave Phillips. This ever popular event known affectionately as the DKUK10K take place from Dudley rugby club and around 800 runners took part last night with a […]

  • Droitwich Half Marathon – 29.4.18

    Race report by Dave Phillips I haven’t done this before but what a great event it is and congratulations to Droitwich Athletic Club. It starts at the Leisure Centre and […]

  • London Marathon (Dave) – 22.4.18

    Race report by Dave Phillips. Well here we go again on what was my 28th London. As usual the coach picked us up at the Coventry Hill Hotel on the A45 […]

  • London Marathon (Sonia) – 22.4.18

    Race Report by Sonia Karamat Three years ago I did my first Parkrun never thinking I would run another 127, let alone apply for the London marathon. I didn’t get […]

  • Blackpool Half & Full Marathon – 22.4.18

    Race Report by Jonathan Kingston The Other Marathon (up north) Katie and I went to a hot and sunny Blackpool on Saturday (like London) to find it wet, grey and […]

  • parkrun Tourism (Newtown) – 14.4.18

    Race Report by Helen Rowe Sally’s son Martin had very kindly offered us his apartment in Newtown, Powys, for an overnight stay so we could run Newtown parkrun, which is fairly […]

  • Run in the Forest 5 mile – 15.4.18

    Race Report by Cal Oddy At the beginning of the year I set myself a challenge to run more distance races than last year and improve my times for the […]

  • Boston Lincs Marathon – 15.4.18

    Race report by Dave Phillips. This event together with the half and fun run gets bigger each year. I’ve done all 3 marathons since it started in 2016 but the […]

  • Rome Marathon – 8.4.18

    Race Report by Cathy Keay Sticking with my tradition of “only doing Capital City Marathons”, I’d booked this race about 12 months in advance.  The horrible winter weather, cancelled training […]

  • Spring Wolf Run – 7.4.18

    Race Report by Helen Rowe On Saturday 7th April 2018 12 mainly Massey Runners met up and made our way to Welsh Road, Leamington, for the Spring Wolf Run.  There was […]

  • Warwick Half Marathon – 8.4.18

    Race report by Dave Phillips. I remember running the 1st Warwick ½ ( also from the racecourse) way back in the mid ‘80s. I met a chap called Hughie Docherty […]

  • Go Tri Cannock – 8.4.18

    Race Report by Jenna Pogue.   Lots of Massey members already swim and cycle – it’s widely thought that these activities support running very well – so I signed up for […]

  • Enigma Easter Eggstravaganza (Good Friday) 30-03-18

    After running my fourth marathon this year, with no great disasters or an amazing race performance with a smashing PB I wasn’t going to both submitting a race report.  Then […]

  • Wolves and Womborne Trail ½ marathon – 31.3.18

    Race report by Dave Phillips. This inaugural event started at the Aldersley Stadium in Wolverhampton and it’s a “self-navigated” trail run. So what does that mean? Well no mile markers, […]

  • London Landmarks Half Marathon – 25.3.18

    Race Report by Helen Rowe The inaugural London Landmarks Half Marathon was held on 25th March 2018.  Seven runners from MFRC had signed up: Mo Smith, Kim Davies, Alison Foley, […]

  • Mortimer Forest 9 mile – 25.3.18

    Race report by Dave Phillips. Mortimer Forest 9 mile Trail/Fell run, Ludlow This should be called a Trial which is exactly what it is. Absolute hell from start to finish […]

  • Knighton 20 miler – 11.3.18

    Race report by Dave Phillips. This was formerly the Stafford 20 which I used to do in around 2hrs 30 way back then. But it’s now been moved to Knighton […]

  • Larmer Tree Marathon. 11-03-18

    This marathon has been on my wall planner and in my online diary for months!  In fact when I signed up for the WSR season ticket I sensibly – yes […]

  • Dorney Lake Marathon / 6 hour Challenge. 04-03-18

    Before you read any further I must apologise to my usual readership in advance as for this marathon I had no major problems or critical missing kit items, although I […]

  • East Midlands 10K – 25.2.18

    Race report by Brenda Lee. So it was an 8 am start for me, Helen Rowe, Sally Slevin and Cal Oddy as we set off on a very sunny, but […]

  • Illmington 10k – 18.2.18

    Race report by Dave Phillips.   This was the 5th and final race of the series but what a killer this course is. Today’s run was on the anti-clockwise course with […]

  • Railway Ultra – 17.2.18

    Race Report by Brian Boyle. First report, so please forgive any waffling. Having researched the car parking situation for COD events Railway Ultra, it was with confidence I set off […]

  • Dirty Running (6hr Challenge) 18.2.18

    Unfortunately, my reputation around Marathons is not for great times but for total ineptitude around planning and organisation. The fact that I am sat in my sweaty kit at the […]

  • Birmingham League Race 4 – Cheltenham – 13.2.18

    Race Report by Ross Cooper So that is it for another Birmingham League season, well done to everyone who ran on Saturday as well as all those who contributed throughout […]

  • Womens Midlands XC League – 4th race – 10.2.18

    Womens Midlands XC league – 4th race. Aldersley Stadium, Wolverhampton. Race Report:- Nicky Chambers, Ladies Captain There was a total turnout of 23 ladies who ran this final race of […]

  • Watford Half Marathon – 4.2.18

    Race report by Dave Phillips. As usual this was full with no on the day entries. Must have been c2,000+ there and loads of red and whites (mainly Watford Joggers) […]

  • Big Bear Challenge – 1.2.18

    Race Report by Lou Wilce Spoiler: I ran my second marathon yesterday. On a Thursday. Rewind: by some miracle of diaries aligning and a refusal to let Christmas stodge podge […]

  • Lliswerry 8 miles – 28.1.18

    Race report by Dave Phillips.  Lliswerry 8 miler, Newport, South Wales. Who in his or her right mind would drive 100 miles to do an 8 miler then 100 back? […]

  • Essar Four Villages Half Marathon – 21.1.18

    Race Report by Michael Hammond One of the best (and most frequently used) pieces of advice given about achieving goals in running, is to keep things the same. Don’t: buy […]

  • Mens XC, Cofton Park – 13.1.18

    Race Report Ross Cooper Thanks to all the men who turned out for Massey Ferguson at Cofton Park on Saturday. It was a chilly day in South Birmingham, but the […]

  • Ladies XC, Cofton Park, Birmingham – 13.1.18

    Race Report by Nicky Chambers The 3rd race of the season was on a tough undulating course and was a joint event with the men running also. We had a […]

  • Another Weekend Double – 13/14.1.18

    Race report by David Phillips. Sat 13th Jan ’18. B’ham. League XC 6 miler at  Cofton Park, Longbridge, B’ham. This is never an easy course with the long steep winding hill […]

  • Double Race Weekend – 6.1.18 & 7.1.18

    Race reports by Dave Phillips. 1. Saturday 6/1/18 – Warwicks and Worcs Annual Cross Country Champs, Warley Woods, Smethwick, B’ham. Well where else would you never go on any Saturday-or […]

  • MFRC Pace Race – 31.12.17 (& MF Results)

    Race Report by Michael Hammond A great way to end the year; this was special as it was a Massey’s’ club event, at the home of Park Run where I […]

  • Sunrise to Sunset – 1km to… 27-12-17

    I am sure that reading my marathon race reports during 2017 has been a useful guide to any potential marathon runners out there. As if there was a mistake to […]

  • The 10th Sunrise to Sunset Challenge – 27.12.17

    Race report – Stuart Sahan So the 27th of December marked a 40th birthday celebration of none other than Kelli Sahan. I remember discussing possible birthday celebrations with her quite […]

  • Warwick Christmas Day Run – 25.12.17

    Warwick Christmas Day Run 3.8 miles St. Nicholas Park 10:30 am Race report by Dave Phillips. Well what else do you do on 25/12 apart from the usual stuff? Well […]

  • Lanzarote Half Marathon – 9.12.17

    Race Report by Martin Judge The Lanzarote Marathon sporting event comprises of four races; a marathon, a half-marathon, a 10K and a 5K race. This year the races were ran […]

  • Santa Dash, Draycote – 17.12.18

    Race Report by Michael Hammond I signed up for this festive run a couple of months in advance. Helen from Massey’s’ kindly arranged some teams (3 I think) which brought […]

  • Thames Hare and Hounds 5 mile – 16.12.17

    Race report by Dave Phillips. 65th Thames Hare and Hounds Annual Alumni 5 m Cross Country Race, Wimbledon Common, 16.12.17 This annual event takes place near Kingston on Thames on the […]

  • Men’s Birmingham League Race 2: Clopton Park, Stratford – 2.12.17

    Fantastic effort to everyone who took to the Welcombe Hills on Saturday in the 2nd Birmingham League Race at Clopton Park. The temperature had lifted a bit after a pretty cold […]

  • Ladies XC Race 2 – 2.12.17

    The XC season has definitely got off with a bang. We had another strong field of ladies running, with a total of 25 who took part in the 2nd race […]

  • Nottingham Christmas Running Festival – 3.12.17

    My recent picks of marathons have been based on ease of travel to keep the cost down and a generous cut off time.  So  Time2runevents Running Festival day at Holme […]

  • Sphinx Coombe Abbey 8 – 26.11.17.

    Race report by Dave Phillips. Well done Coventry’s 2nd best club for putting on a great event for the 346 finishers. To run around the historic grounds of such a […]

  • The Cornish Marathon – 19.11.17

    Race report by Dave Phillips. The Cornish Marathon, Bodmin Moor The don’t call this “The Beast” for fun as the real reason is that it’s probably the UK’s toughest marathon-that’s […]

  • Autumn Shakespeare 10k – 11.11.17

    Race Report by Michael Hammond I have never been to Long Marston air field before. It is an impressive site , with the remnants of previously better days evident in […]

  • Birmingham League Race 1 Report: Telford – 11.11.17

    Thank you and a big well done to the 27 Massey men who represented the club in the first fixture of the Birmingham League on Saturday. The majority of the […]

  • Rockingham 10 mile – 5.11.17

    Rockingham 10 mile or how not to run a race! – Race Report by Vir Silio My husband booked this race as a preparation for a half marathon consisted of […]

  • Marlow Chiltern Hills Half Marathon – 5.11.17

    Race report by Dave Phillips. I can’t recall how many times I’ve said “they don’t come any tougher than this one”. So I’ll say it again because it is killer. […]

  • Dublin Marathon – 29.10.17

    Race Report by Cathy Keay This marathon is advertised as the “friendly marathon” and they weren’t wrong – it’s a fantastic race experience from start to finish.  I got some […]

  • Snowdonia Marathon – 28.10.17

    35th Snowdonia marathon, Saturday 28/10/17, Llanberis. Race report by Dave Phillips. This was my 30th Snowdonia and they gave me race number 30. Only 2 others have done more so my name […]

  • Beachy Head Marathon 28.10.17

    I was really hoping beyond hope that I wouldn’t have to write this report. With my track record of forgetting things another race could lead to yet another disaster.  This […]

  • Green Drive 5 – 22.10.17

    Race Report by Katie Kingston Storm Brian tried his hardest to defeat us, but the intrepid runners battled back and managed to complete this really pretty 5-mile route. Starting in […]

  • Abingdon Marathon – 22.10.17

    Race report by Dave Phillips.  Think this was my 29th Abingdon but it seems to get harder. The breathing, Brian’s wind, cold weather made it a toughie despite it being the […]

  • Birmingham Half Marathon – 15.10.17

    Race Report by Michael Hammond The training programme on my Massey’s’ app. for the Great Birmingham half started with 30 minutes steady on August 7th  . I soon began to […]

  • Leicester Marathon – 15.10.17

    Race report by Dave Phillips. How things have changed over the years. There were a few thousand at Victoria Park lining up for today’s double event –a half and a […]

  • Bournemouth Half Marathon – 8.10.17

    Race Report by Kelvin Elliott Once again I set myself a challenge in the summer that I wanted to do 4 Half Marathons in 7 weeks with a 10 miler […]

  • Chester Marathon – 8.10.17

    Race report by Dave Phillips. This event along with the Metric Marathon (26.2 kms) has to be right at the top of UK events. The start is at the fabulous […]

  • Yorkshire 10 mile – 8.10.17

    Race Report by Nicky Chambers This is great event and part of the Yorkshire marathon which you follow for 5 miles before splitting for 0.5mile and then rejoining. It is […]

  • Belfast Half-Marathon – 18.9.17

    Race Report by Martin Judge Belfast’s half-marathon starts by the River Lagan in the leafy Ormeau Park just a 15 minute’s walk from the city centre.  The route loops the […]

  • Another Welsh Double – 23.9.17 & 24.9.17

    Race report by Dave Phillips. Colby Gardens 5k – Saturday 23.9.17 Summer is over so only around 50 did this fabulous Park Run in the National Trust grounds near Amroth. […]

  • Midland 6 Stage Relays – 23.9.17

    Please find below race reports from Ross and Nicky:- Read Michael race report here:- Men’s Report – Ross Cooper Well done to the 18 men who ran in Midlands Autumn […]

  • Scottish Half Marathon – 24.9.17

    Race Report by Claire Newman This is my first race report, so apologies if it a bit rambley! I took part in the Scottish Half Marathon on the 24th September, it […]

  • Sutton Park Relays – 23.9.17

    Race Report by Michael Hammond The email from Ross Cooper came through and I thought; another ‘experience’ to put under my belt. Sutton Park is impressively large and pleasant. I have […]

  • Great North Run – 10.9.17

    Race report by Kelvin Elliott Once again I had the opportunity to the double this year of the London Marathon and Great North Run. My Great North Run adventure started […]

  • Heart of England Forest Marathon – 16.9.17

    Heart of England Forest Marathon (27.5 miles ish) – Race report by David Phillips. Well it’s many years since I did something as hard as this event. The HQ was at […]

  • Bad Cow Weekend – 9-10.9.17

    Ladies and gentlemen, the story you are about to read is true.  Normally, the names are changed to protect the innocent but in this case the total incompetence of one […]

  • The Wild One Marathon – 10.9.17

    Race report by Dave Phillips. In this case Wild is an adjective and a surname. My friend Stuart Wild used to run for Black Pear Joggers and did his 100th marathon […]

  • Stratford Big 10K – 10.9.17

    Race Report by Michael Hammond I thought that I was not going to be able to do this run, as I was stage manager for a production at the Criterion […]

  • Wolverhampton Marathon – 3.9.17

    Race report by Dave Phillips. I first ran this inaugural marathon in 1983 with Dave Pettifer (was Massey now Kenilworth) and I haven’t missed one since. There was a short […]

  • Daventry parkrun – 2.9.17

    Race Report by Michael Hammond Who would have thought that a ‘Donkey Derby ‘at The Memorial Park would bring about such an exodus of Coventry Massey runners to the foggy depths of […]

  • Badgers 10K – 27.8.17 Not quite a Race Report!

    Race report by Helen Rowe I had heard reports about the Badgers 10k.  It is very hilly they said.  I decided it wasn’t for me.  Then some weeks ago, when […]

  • East Farm Running Weekend 26-28.08.17

    Some runners may toss and turn at night and wake early with prerace nerves however I have slept badly with postrun report worries after a comment from my proof reader […]

  • Badgers Atherstone 10k – 27.8.17

    Race Report by Michael Hammond I have to admit to not looking forward to this race one bit ! Speaking to running colleagues about it their reaction was always a […]

  • August Race Reports

    A Final August Flurry – Race reports by David Phillips. Now that’s what I call a proper August with 8 races-7 in Wales and the Corporate 5. 16.8.17 – Massey’s  Corporate […]

  • Birmingham Canal Canter – 19.08.17

    When you look like you are on the quest for the vest (100 marathon club vest that is) if  you find an marathon less than 30 minutes away from you […]

  • MFRC Corporate 5k – 16.8.17

    Race Report by Michael Hammond I have been a proud member of  Massey Ferguson Runners Club, since I joined in January 2017 to take part in the 10 week RaceFit course […]

  • 10 days in Wales

    Race reports by Dave Phillips. As usual at this time of year we pop down to our place in Penally to do the garden, fish, sing with the Tenby Male […]

  • Draycote 10k – 13.8.17

    Race Report by Michael Hammond I did my first Draycote 10K on May 14 2017.  I wanted to do it again primarily because in my head I had thought it […]

  • St Ives Bay 10k – 1.8.17  

    Race Report by Fiona Ryan I thought it would be a good idea to do a 10k whilst on holiday in Cornwall, the plan being to keep my legs moving. […]

  • The Dorset Invader Weekend 29-30th July 2017

    This weekend would involve Marathon number 15 for me, followed by a half marathon the following day.  Daniel and I have been looking towards doing double weekend marathons for a […]

  • Fort William Marathon – 30. 7. 17

    Race Report by Lesley Keighley Ok so you could be thinking this is a marathon in and around the highland town of Fort William.  But no the start and finish […]

  • Beatrix Potter Challenge – 23.7.17

    For a while I have seen medals and goody bags from events run by Saxon, Vikings and Normans and been extremely envious of the great bling.  Even though I have […]

  • Swissalpine, Davos – 29.7.17

    Swissalpine, Davos, Switzerland Friday 28th to Sunday 30th July – Race Report by Dave Phillips This year the Swissalpine Marathon, Swiss Trail and Swiss Iron Trail events were all combined over the […]

  • Summer Shakespeare 10k – 29.7.17

    Summer Shakespeare 10k at Long Marston Airfield Saturday 29th July 2017 report by Kelvin Elliott This race was the last ever Summer Shakespeare event at Long Marston Airfield before houses […]

  • Stratford Summer Six – 22.7.17

    Race Report by Dave Phillips Well the only thing about Summer yesterday was the name in the event as it was raining at the start and throughout this 14th Summer 6. […]

  • Stratford Summer 6 – 22.7.17

    Race Report by Michael Hammond This was my first six-mile event, and my second evening race; a good opportunity to see how I would get on after completing parkrun Coventry […]

  • Race to the Stones (100km) – 15.7.17

    Race Report by Lisa Jay Build up to Race to the Stones had not been great, Achilles injury, house move and new job limited training to one 35km flat canal […]

  • Wycombe Half Marathon – 16.7.17

    Race Report by Dave Phillips  Well last week’s Wales marathon was probably the UK’s toughest full and I reckon today’s Wycombe half is right up there in the same category. […]

  • Not Quite a Race Report – 16.7.17

    Not quite a race ….. by Helen Rowe I have been training with Sally Slevin on Sunday mornings for a few weeks.  If I am not in a race, I […]

  • Massey Handicap – Race 4 5.1.17

    Despite the Godiva Festival starting to occupy vast areas of the Memorial Park and trim paths the race still managed to go ahead on more or less the original route. […]

  • Piece of Cake Marathon – 15.7.17

    As I drove away from Church Stretton after having run another marathon I did wonder what I could write about as my marathons are normally a catalogue of disasters that […]

  • Long Course Weekend, Tenby – 7.7.17-9.7.17

    Long Course Weekend, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, 7th, 8th, 9th July. Race report by Dave Phillips. So as usual we popped down to Penally on Friday for a long w/e to garden, […]

  • Lion’s Bridge Marathon – 9.7.17

  • Timberhonger 10k – 1.7.17

    Timberhonger 10k, Bromsgrove, Sat 1st July, 1700 hrs. Race report by Dave Phillips. This event proved once again that it rates at the very top of road races. Why you ask? […]

  • Snickerthon – 1.7-17

    I did it! Not just run a marathon but arrive with a complete set of kit with me.  Trainers, Garmin the lot!  Finally it seems my checklist is working.  So […]

  • Milton Keynes 10k – 27.6.17

    East Midlands Grand Prix – Milton Keynes 10k – Tuesday 27 June 2017 Race Report by Martin Smith The Milton Keynes 10k is the eighth and final race in the […]

  • Draycote Water 10k – 22.6.17

    Draycote Water 10k Fun Run and Walk for Cancer Research UK Thursday 22nd June 2017 – Race Report by Kelvin Elliott I found out about this run from Mark Williams […]

  • Shifnal Half Marathon – 25.6.17

    13th Shifnal Steeplechase multi terrain half marathon – 25.6.17 Race report by Dave Phillips Well I’ve run every one of these in Shifnal a small beautiful Shropshire town not too […]

  • Trail Marathon Wales – Full & Half – 17.6.17

    Reading my race reports is very much like a guide to marathon running…  Reading back over them you could glean a lot of information on silly errors and mistakes and […]

  • Arden 9 – 18.6.17

    Race Report by Dave Phillips. Although this a local run I’d never done it before and now I know what a cracker I’ve missed. I decided on Sat not to […]

  • MFRC Summer Handicap Series – Race 3 The Bear

    Subtracting the initial start times please find each runners time over the 3.29mile course from the Bear. Forename Notes Dean Clarke 19:29 George Semple 20:06 Chris Moore 20:16 Jason Nicholson […]

  • Rhein-Ruhr Marathon, Dusiburg, Germany – 11.6.17

    34th Rhein-Ruhr Marathon, Dusiburg, Germany – 11.6.17 Race report by Dave Phillips. Well what a fabulous event this is for the c6,000 entrants in the Hand Bike, Inline Skating, Relay […]

  • Banbury 5 – 6.6.17

    Race Report by Martin Smith East Midlands Grand Prix – Banbury 5 – Tuesday 6 June Race 5 of the Series was based at Banbury Academy on the outskirts of […]

  • Casterbridge Half Marathon – 28.5.17

    Race Report by Cathy Keay The first running of this race looked very appealing, organised by White Star Running (WSR), (who do lots of “bonkers” trail races in Dorset) this […]

  • Tysoe Windmill 10K – 3.6.17

    Race Report by Michael Hammond After completing the Draycote water 10k on 14 May, I was looking for another 10K in June to prepare me for the 2 castles on […]

  • 99 Blue Balloons – 3.6.17

    Race Report by James Padvis How Hard Can It Be Events – 99 Blue Balloons 03.06.17, Lightmoor Shropshire.  I’ve watched with interest as other people have done this company’s events; […]

  • Indy Run 3.28-36.08miles – 1.6.17

    When they let idiots run marathons! This was my secret marathon, which I only booked recently – I blame Facebook and friends for causing me to be so daft!  The […]

  • Liverpool Marathon – 28.5.17

    Race report by Dave Phillips. Literally thousands descended on Albert Dock for the half and full yesterday morning and fortunately the 32 degrees of Friday and Saturday had cooled off […]

  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Running Weekend. 27-28.5.17

    Rumours of my sub 4 hour marathon are greatly exaggerated! I wasn’t planning on writing a race report for the Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Running weekend but after seeing social […]

  • Worcester Marathon and Half Marathon – 21.5.17

    Race report by Dave Phillips. Half a Full.  Think the title tells it all. I don’t do half pints, only full pints. And where there’s a half and full race […]

  • Worcester Marathon/Half 21.05.17

    Once upon a time a peer of the realm (Personally I believe that based on the nature of the event he specialised and the opportunities to win medals at Olympic […]

  • Rugby 6 – 17.5.17

    Race Report by Martin Smith East Midlands Grand Prix – Rugby 6 – Wed 17 May The Rugby 6 is the third race in the series. The course has a […]

  • Cotswold Hilly 100 – 14.5.17

    Race Report by Nicky Chambers Like the name suggests this is a race with some extreme elevation gains and losses. It is a 100 mile road relay race, through the […]

  • Hilly Hundred Relay – Mens Team

    Well done to everyone who ran in the Hilly 100 on Sunday, it was great to see so many Massey Runners around the course on what turned out to be […]

  • Sherwood Pines 13.1 – 14.5.17

    Race Report by Cathy Keay The first running of this race looked very exciting, the chance to do a trail half in the relatively flat Sherwood Forest, and maybe stumble […]

  • Draycote Water 10k – 14.5.17

    by Helen Rowe (writing my first ever race report). It all started as a suggestion for a couple of us to enter the Draycote Water 10k as a training event.  […]

  • Hereford Marathon – 14.5.17

    Race report by Dave Phillips. The Hereford Festival of Sport took place today with kids’ stuff, 10k, half and full all from the racecourse-so a flat start. But that was […]

  • Kingsbury Classic 10k – 9.5.17

    Race report by Dave Phillips. This annual event proved as good as ever if for no other reason that it takes place in the fabulous Kingsbury Water Park Nature Reserve […]

  • Geneva Marathon – 7.5.17

    Race Report by Lisa Jay When I didn’t get into London, the plan b was a European marathon, Geneva ticked all the boxes as a) cheap flights b) fast course […]

  • Stratford Shakespeare Marathon – 7.5.17

    Race report by Dave Phillips. Well how things change as the years roll by. What used to take 3.30 at Stratford now takes 6.00 ish. Just maybe they’ve lengthened the […]

  • Market Drayton 10km 7.5.17

    Rather than write an original and witty Race Report I have decide to revisit my original report from 2015 when I ran this race to see how is has changed. […]

  • Dudley Kingswinford 10K – 3.5.17

    Race report by Dave Phillips. Politely and kindly known as the DKUK10K this popular run has been going for 15+ years now and I reckon I’ve done the majority of […]

  • MFRC Summer Handicap Race 2 3.5.17

    This maybe the summer series of races but the Memorial Park was definitely chilly for the second race.  This overcast weather didn’t put off over 70 runners from running a […]

  • Monty 5k Leamington – 30.4.17

    Race report by Dave Phillips. Not too much you can say about a 5k in Leamington but it was the 2nd event in the WRRL 2017 series so we had […]

  • Brighton Marathon – 9.4.17

    Race Report by John Bennett I was a little apprehensive about the likely outcome for my fourth marathon as my training in the weeks before the Brighton Marathon was disrupted […]

  • Simplyhealth Great Edinburgh Run 10 miles – 23.4.17

    Race Report by Martin Smith There is nothing like having a family challenge, so coercing my son, Adrian, and nephew, Stuart who lives near Edinburgh, we agreed to this 10 […]

  • London Marathon (Jenna) – 23.4.17

    Race Report by Jenna Pogue It feels odd writing a ‘race report’ for London Marathon as it didn’t really feel like a race, it was ‘bigger’ than that! Training went […]

  • London Marathon (Dave) – 23.4.17

    Race report by Dave Phillips. Wow what a huge non-stop event this was. Never been involved in anything like it before. By comparison  a few hundred in the Boston marathon […]

  • Southampton Half-Marathon – 23.4.17

    Race Report by Alison Lowe Having run the Southampton 10km last year after winning a place in a Twitter competition I decided to move up to the Half Marathon distance […]

  • Boston (UK) Marathon – 17.4.17

    Race report by Dave Phillips. Another early start as I left the house at 0500 hrs today to get to Boston by 0730 for the 0900 hrs start of the […]

  • Belvoir Half Marathon – 9.4.17

    Race Report by Dave Goodwin So after last weeks DNS at the Manchester Marathon due to the emotion of Wembley it was onto a day of supporting Anne-Marie and the […]

  • Run in the Forest 5 miles – 9.4.17

    Race Report by Sally Slevin Today I ran a 5mile race at Conkers the lovely Cal Oddy took me.  I thought with it being around tracks in the forest it […]

  • Colby Gardens 5k – 8.4.16

    Colby Gardens 5k, Nr. Amroth, Pembrokeshire Race report by Dave Phillips. Well what else do you do when you pop down to Pembrokeshire to clear up the house and do […]

  • MFRC Summer Handicap Race 1 5.4.17

    Although dry, it was definitely chilly for the first summer handicap race, especially when the sun started to disappear from view.  A  huge field of 81 Massey Club members and […]

  • Manchester Marathon – 2.4.17

    Race Report by Virginia Silio After hesitating for long time, I decided that Manchester 2017 will be our first marathon (“our” as I’m the race organizer at home, and I […]

  • “Tripos” weekend – April 2017

    Race Report by Dave Phillips Well it all started on Saturday evening at the Quiz Night at the Massey Social Club where c100 turned up for “Spectacular”. Huge thanks to […]

  • Midland 12 Stage Relays, Sutton Park – 25.3.17

    Midland 12 Stage Relays Race Report by Ross Cooper Well done to the 12 Massey men who represented the club in the Midland 12 Stage Relays at Sutton Park on […]

  • Sphinx 1st Summer Handicap, Broadwell near Southam – 26.3.17

    Race report by Dave Phillips. Sphinx 1st Summer Handicap – 26.3.17 – at Broadwell near Southam.  Approx 5+miles. Bit of a blank w/e as far as races were concerned but […]

  • Coventry Half Marathon – 19.3.17

    Race report by Dave Phillips.    I refer to this as the Nostalgic Half. Why? Read on. I think it started in 1986 and I did that first one  in […]

  • Raceways Spring Shakespeare Marathon – 11.3.17

    Raceways Spring Shakespeare Marathon, Long Marston Airfield, Stratford-upon Avon – 11.3.17 Race Report by Dave Phillips I decided that I would start early (with permission of course) as we had […]

  • Elan Valley Round the Lakes 20 miles – 4.3.17

    Elan Valley Round the Lakes 20 miles, Rhayader Powys, Sat 4th March 2017. The trouble with this event is that to get to the 1st reservoir you have to climb […]

  • Baldock Beast Half Marathon – 26.2.17

    Race Report by Lisa Jay My reasons for entering this were pretty straightforward, I was in Hertfordshire celebrating family birthdays and ‘needed’ a decent training run as part of my […]

  • Draycote Water 10k – 26.2.17

    Race report by Dave Phillips. An almost full house with around 485 starters on a very cold and windy morning on the banks of this wind swept  reservoir. Plus there […]

  • Rugeley 10 miles – 19.02.17

    Race report by Dave Phillips Well this inaugural 10 miler was probably (no definitely) one of the hardest road events I’ve done. Way back I did a half here in […]

  • Midlands Ladies Cross Country League Race 4 – 11.2.17

    The Midlands Ladies Cross Country season ended on a high @ Warwick Uni hosted by Kenilworth Runners on a muddy but reasonably flat 3.5 mile course. (compared to others). Everyone […]

  • Birmingham League Race 4, Coundon Park – 11.2.17

    What a great way to end the Birmingham League season, co-hosting at Coundon Park with a fantastic turnout of 33 runners. A massive well done and thank you to all […]

  • Watford Half Marathon – 5.2.17

    Race report by David Phillips. As usual Cassiobury Park was awash with runners and spectators in the huge tented area near the start and finish lines on a very cold […]

  • MFRC Winter Handicap Race 4 – 5.02.17

    The weather was kind yet again for the winter handicap series; no snow or rain or heatwave to contend, in fact perfect conditions for running.  Had this been a horse […]

  • Lliswerry 8, Newport – 29.1.17

    Race report by Dave Phillips. Described as the flattest race on the planet I have to agree. I do this every year and have done since way back and I’ve […]

  • Midland Masters Cross Country Champs, Aldersley Stadium, Wolverhampton – 22.1.17

    Race report by Dave Phillips. The Midland Masters used to be called Midland Vets, but maybe some of the old male  farts objected to being “age discriminated against” so Masters […]

  • Birmingham League Race 3: Lilleshall Race Report – 14.1.17

    Well done to the 25 Massey men who represented the club on Saturday at Lilleshall. A few anecdotes had been shared about the last time we raced at Telford some […]

  • Not the Roman 9, Stratford Upon Avon – 15.1.17

    Race report by Dave Phillips. This 12k (c7.2 miles) race was as good as ever with 17 Massey runners in a field of 604 even if it was cold and […]

  • Centurion Grand Prix Series – 8.1.17

    Centurion Grand Prix Series, 5 miler, Chelmsley Wood Race report by Dave Phillips. Well a good start to 2017 with 2 races in 2 days. Mind you yesterday’s Warwickshire XC […]

  • MFRC Winter Handicap Race 3 – 8.01.17

    Although the sun wasn’t gleaming down from the sky, instead the sky was a murky grey and misty that gave an eerie look to Ten Shilling Wood.  Despite it being […]

  • Massey Pace Race Results – 2.1.17

    This morning 149 runners enjoyed the winter sunshine with a 3.55 mile race around Coventry’s Memorial Park. Unlike normal races the winner isn’t the one who crosses the line first […]

  • Warwick Christmas Day Run – 25.12.16

    Warwick Christmas Day 3.4 mile run, St. Nicholas Park 10:30 hrs. Race report by David Phillips. Many of the regular local faces turned out with the entrants for this Festive […]

  • Lanzarote Marathon – 10.12.16

    Race Report by Martin Judge Mary and I flew into a hot Lanzarote on Thursday 8 December and we both soon realised it was draining simply walking in the heat: […]

  • Weekend Whammy – 17.12.16 & 18.12.16

    Double Weekend Whammy.  Race reports by Dave Phillips. Where else could you do a double W at the Week End? Well at Wimbledon and Wolverhampton of course-no brainer really. Thames […]

  • MFRC Winter Handicap Race 2 – 18.12.16

    The second installment of the Winter Handicap was run around the two lap course in Ten Shilling Wood today.  40 runners completed the 3.12 miles in slightly muddy conditions than […]

  • 31st Sneyd Striders Pudding Run 10 & 5 – 11.12.16

    Race report by Dave Phillips. A good turnout from local clubs (Kenilworth and Northbrook) but the volume of Red and Whites eclipsed their combined totals. So nothing new there then. […]

  • Birmingham League XC – Race 2 – Stratford 03.12.2016

    Well done to everyone who ran at Stratford on Saturday, it was great conditions for cross country with the temperature rising a bit from recent days, and pretty dry and […]

  • Centurion 5, Chelmsley Wood, Birmingham – 4.12.16

    Race report by Dave Phillips. Well what a week end. Friday evening Handel’s Messiah at Symphony Hall. Sat morning gardening and then the XC at the Welcome Hills in the […]

  • East Midlands Airport (EMA) 10k – 27.11.16

    Race Report by Jenna Pogue Sunday 27/11/16 and 9 Massey runners traveled to East Midlands Airport for a 10k race. The events team, HUUB, were not allowed to publish the […]

  • Cornish Marathon, Bodmin Moor – 20.11.16

    Race Report by Dave Phillips Some say the Cornish is the toughest marathon in the UK and also the most beautiful and friendliest. Correct on all counts but who in […]

  • Marathon des Alpes-Maritimes (Nice to Cannes Marathon) – 13.11.16

    Race Report by Cathy McKeown Marathon des Alpes-Maritimes (Nice to Cannes Marathon) 13.11.16 (plus Breakfast Run on 12.11.16) We came across the Marathon des Alpes-Maritimes (Nice to Cannes Marathon) on […]

  • Grand Pier Half Marathon, Weston-Super-Mare – 6.11.16

    Race Report by Katie Kingston After a cold and frosty start to the morning, we gathered on the pier for the start. The route started on the pier, turned left […]

  • “In Flanders Fields” Peace Marathon – 11.9.16

    Race Report by Mylene Feeney Several weeks after my first marathon, I finally feel able to produce a race report ! This was the ‘Peace’ or ‘In Flanders Fields’ Marathon, […]

  • Marlow Half-marathon – 6.11.16

    Race report by Dave Phillips. This event has many “firsts” about it. First it’s probably the toughest ½ in the UK as it goes all over, up and down the […]

  • MFRC Winter Handicap Race 1 – 06.11.16

    Today saw the first race in a series of 4 XC club races, that take place in Ten Shilling Wood in Coventry.  All Massey Running Club members are free to […]

  • 34th Snowdonia Marathon – 29.10.16

    Race report by Dave Phillips. Well I’ve done some stupid things in my life but this was almost at the top. With a right knee waiting for its operation, plus […]

  • Beachy Head Marathon – 29.10.16

    This is the third time in a row that Mary and I have run this challenging and hilly trail marathon.  To be quiet honest the first time was enough for […]

  • Milford Mash Up 10K – 15.10.16

    Race Report by Richard Pearce Please click on the link below to see the blog written by Massey Member Richard, it includes a race report for the Milford Mash Up, plus […]

  • Illmington 10k (Race 1) – 23.10.16

    Race Report by Alison Lowe Having been intrigued by the Tempo Winter  race series and ‘that hill’ for a couple of years we decided to enter Illmington race  this year. […]

  • Gloucestershire XC League – Bourton-On-The-Water – 15.10.16

    Race Report by Martin Smith Gloucestershire Cross Country League – First Fixture – Bourton-On-The-Water – Saturday 15 October The Gloucestershire Cross Country League has four fixtures and is a good […]

  • Bright10 10 – 16.10.16

    Race Report by Jonathan Kingston Although the weather report on the radio at 7am said that most of the country had a sunny morning,  Brighton was experiencing a wet, rainy […]

  • Henley-on-Thames Half-marathon – 9.10.16

    Race report by Dave Phillips (or should I say “half race report”)  This is a stunning event from Henley on Thames rugby club where 500 + did the half and […]

  • Royal Parks Half-marathon – 9.10.16

    Race Report by Alison Lowe Having heard of another Massey complete this race last year I decided to enter the ballot and was lucky enough to get a place. It’s […]

  • Bournemouth Half Marathon – 2.10.16

    Race Report by Kelvin Elliott I set myself a challenge in August that I wanted to do 4 Half Marathons in 7 weeks and I had completed Kenilworth and the […]

  • Chester Marathon – 2.10.16

    Race report by Dave Phillips. What a fantastic w/e. We arrived at the Crown Plaza hotel at noon yesterday which is 5 mins walk from Chester’s fabulous racecourse which is […]

  • Pembrokeshire Half Marathon, Dale – 25.09.16

    Race Report by Dave Phillips This event together with the 10k just has to be one of the most spectacular events anywhere, not just because it’s in God’s own country […]

  • Nottingham Marathon – 25.09.16

    Race Report by Dave Goodwin So on the eve of the Amsterdam marathon its only right to consider a long training run in the region of 20 miles? The popular […]

  • Women’s Running 10k Birmingham – 18.9.16

    Race report by Alison Lowe Women’s’ Running magazine have been organising a women’s only 10km race series for a few years now with about 10 different runs around the country- […]

  • Leamington 1 Hour Track Race – 18.9.16

    Race report by Dave Phillips This event started in 1976 and has been an annual event ever since. I first did it in the late ‘80s ( c8.5 miles) and […]

  • Great North Run – 11.9.16

    report by Kelvin Elliott When I found out earlier in the year that I had a ballot place for the Great North Run I was really excited by the prospect […]

  • The Big Apple 10k, Snitterfield – 11.9.16

    Race report by Dave Phillips. As I said in my race report last week this sounded so good that it had to be in preference to Stratford’s 10k a couple […]

  • Carfest South – 27.8.16

    Race Report by John Bennett Over the August Bank Holiday Weekend, we had a family outing to Hampshire for Carfest South. The festival is organised for BBC’s Children In Need […]

  • Wolverhampton Marathon – 4.9.16.

    Race report by Dave Phillips. This event started in 1983 and I did it then and have done every one since although there was a gap of about 4 years […]

  • Another Welsh Bonanza – 27.8.16 & 28.8.16

    Race report by Dave Phillips. As always for the last week of August we go back to Penally in Pembs. Not just to do the lawns but there are 3 […]

  • Bad Cow Marathon – 20.08.16

    For our wedding anniversary, I decided to treat Mary to a weekend away at an idyllic retreat in Dorset with fantastic coastal views – However we weren’t at Holton Lee […]

  • 2 weeks in Penally, Pembrokeshire, Wales.

    Race reports by Dave Phillips. It’s always a busy period with lawns, gardening, family, household duties and of course running the usual events down here. Despite the knee (X-rayed yesterday […]

  • 31st Swiss Alpine Events, Davos – 30.07.16

    Race report by Dave Phillips. This event started in 1985 and my 1st was in 1989 when there was just a 67k race (8.5 hrs plus usually and at 8300 […]

  • Thunder Run, Catton Park – 23.7.16 & 24.7.16

    Race Report by Jenna Pogue 1 week after finishing the Conti Thunder Run 2016, I still feel exhausted! The race is a 24 hour, off-road relay at Catton Park, Derbyshire […]

  • Stratford Summer 6 – 23.7.16

    Stratford Summer 6, Mary Arden’s House, Wilmcote, Near Stratford. Race report by Dave Phillips. What a super venue at Shakespeare’s mum’s house ( just a 10 minute or so drive […]

  • The Wild One, Multi Lap Marathon, Worcester – 17.7.16

    Race Report by Dave Phillips I described this last year as probably one of the most brutal things I’ve done. It took me 6.19 last year when I was running […]

  • Wales Marathon, Tenby – 10.7.16

    6th Wales Marathon, Tenby – 10/7/16.  Another Welsh Double. Race report by Dave Phillips. The Long Course week end in Tenby is a real cracker. For 6 years now I’ve […]

  • 2nd Isoman Triathlon, Arrow Park, Redditch – 2.7.16

    Race report by Dave Phillips. This event is held in the huge Arrow Park between Studley and Redditch just 10 mins drive from home, and what a stunning location it […]

  • Milton Keynes 10k – 28.6.16

    Race Report by Martin Smith  The Milton Keynes 10k is organised by Marshall Milton Keynes Athletic Club and is the last in the East Midlands Grand Prix Series – 8 […]

  • 12th Shifnal Multi Terrain Steeplechase half marathon – 26.06.16.

    Race report by Dave Phillips. This was my 11th Shifnal and it must rate as one of the most pleasant events there is. Shifnal is a small Shropshire town between […]

  • Man v Horse 2016 – Relay team – 11.6.16

    Man v’s Horse 2016 – Relay team (S to the N to the D) Race Report by Nicky Ellis The race itself is as the name suggests! You race against […]

  • Man v Horse 2016 – Individual – 11.6.16

    Man v Horse, 22 miles in the Cambrian Mountains, Llanwrtyd Wells, Powys – Sat 11.6.16. Race report by Dave Phillips. This is the hardest event I’ve ever done I reckon. […]

  • Rhein Ruhr Marathon, Duisburg, Germany – 5.6.16

    Race report by Dave Phillips. I said after last week’s Liverpool marathon that it rated as in the top 5 in the world. Well Duisburg is in the top 2 […]

  • Edinburgh Half-Marathon – 29.5.16

    Race report by Cathy Keay I had been considering this race for a long time, and I thought just book it and do it.  Both the full and half marathons […]

  • Rock and Roll Liverpool Marathon – 29.05.16

    Race report by Dave Phillips. This just has to among the top and best 5 marathons anywhere in the world. Trust me it is a fantastic event-despite the 10 minute […]

  • Rock ‘n’ Roll Liverpool Festival of Running – 28/29.5.16

    I think that this must be the first race report I have ever written sprawled across a hotel bed on a mobile phone. Following today’s jaunt around the City of […]

  • Harcourt Hill parkrun – 21.5.16

    Race Report by John Bennett I was a Park Run tourist on Saturday 21 May 2016, with my first visit to the Park Run at Harcourt Hill (http://www.parkrun.org.uk/harcourthill) which is […]

  • Worcester Full & Half Marathon – 22.5.16

    Race report by Dave Phillips. The HQ for this is the superb Worcester rugby club HQ at Sixways just off the M5. Huge car parks so no problems encountered. The […]

  • Grafman Triathlon (Middle Distance Tri) – 22.5.16

    For a quite well-educated man, I have decided that I really can be very stupid!  I think Mary has known this for some years.  Maybe that is how she lured […]

  • Kingsbury Classic 10k – 10.5.16

    Race report by Dave Phillips. Well the 200 + or so including the 4 brave Massey runners could not have anticipated such foul conditions on what is usually a warm […]

  • Hereford Half Marathon – 08.05.16

    Race Report by Dave Phillips Well for the 2nd time in a week I went to the races. Last week at Uttoxeter race course and today at Hereford race course. […]

  • Silverstone Grand Prix 10k – 04.05.16

    Race Report by David Goodwin As I left the sauna of the office and entered the relative oasis of air con in my car I glanced up to see the […]

  • Dudley Kingswinford 10k – 04.05.16

    Race report by Dave Phillips. Affection ally known as the DKUK10K this for me was the 3rd hilly/undulating race in 4 days so job done ‘till the weekend. It’s a […]

  • Uttoxeter Running Festival, Uttoxeter Racecourse – 01.05.16

    Race Report by David Phillips There was a half, 10k and fun run from the racecourse today so I joined the 270 in the half-what else would you expect? This […]

  • MAYDAY 10km, Kenilworth – 02.05.16

    Some races get added into your race calendar automatically and start to become a habit.  Slowly the Kenilworth Killer is becoming one of these races for me.  I’ve written the […]

  • London Marathon (Kelvin) – 24.04.16

    A beginner’s view of the London Marathon Race Report by Kelvin Elliott After many weeks of training and putting my body through the mill of running in Snow, Sleet and […]

  • London Marathon (Dave P) – 24.04.16

    Race report by Dave Phillips. What a huge event this was in all respects. Over 37,000 runners and quite simply hundreds of thousands lining the route from start to finish […]

  • ABP Southampton 10km – 24.04.16

    Race Report by Alison Lowe I won a place in this race by entering a Twitter competition (just retweeting a tweet) run by UK runchat.  As Southampton is my home town […]

  • English National Road Relays – Sutton Park, 16.04.15

    Well done to the 12 men who represented Massey Ferguson in the English National Road Relays at Sutton Park on Saturday. Massey qualified for this competition for the first time […]

  • Regency 10k, Leamington Spa – 17.04.16

    Race Report by Alison Lowe The morning dawned very bright, sunny – and frosty! – despite being the middle of April!  I had not run the Regency before – nor […]

  • Boston (Lincs) Marathon – 17.04.16.

    Race report by Dave Phillips. I felt lousy when I left home today at 0500 hrs today, worse when I arrived at Boston at 0730 hrs and like death warmed […]

  • Peopleton Scenic Six – 10.04.16

    Peopleton Scenic Six – 10.4.16. Race report by Dave Phillips. What a fantastic, stunning, superb, friendly but very hard 6 miler this was. Where ever is Peopleton I hear you […]

  • Warwick Half Marathon – 03.04.16

    Race Report by Alison Lowe I hadn’t originally intended running this race as I had heard quite a few people last year saying they hadn’t enjoyed it. However, having decided […]

  • Midland 12 Stage Road Race Relays – 02.04.16

      Well done to the 21 guys who competed for Massey Ferguson in the Midland 12 Stage Road Relays at Sutton Park on Saturday. This fantastic event is a real […]

  • 3 Peaks Trial 02.04.16

    3 Peaks Trial, Brecon Beacons, Abergavenny, Sat 2/4/16. ORGANISED BY: The Cardiff Outdoor Group and the Longtown Mountain Rescue Team.   Look at the spelling. It’s called a Trial (very […]

  • Teifi 10 – 27.3.16

    Teifi Easter Sunday 10 mile road race. Race report by Dave Phillips. Well what else would you do in Pembrokeshire for Easter day? Easy, pop up to Lampeter  in Cardiganshire […]

  • Banbury 15 – 20.3.16

    Banbury 15, 20/03/16. Race report by Dave Phillips. Well they described this as a hard and hilly event but how wrong they were. It was very hard and extremely hilly […]

  • Heyford 10k – 20.3.16

    Heyford 10k Race Report by Vir Silio I was looking for a 10k different from the ones we did last year and I found this new event announced as ¨Get […]

  • Vitality North London Half Marathon – 20.03.16

    Race Report – by Cathy McKeown Geoff Sanders & Cathy McKeown took part in this Half Marathon taking in the iconic Wembley Stadium as the backdrop to the finish and […]

  • Aldi Ashby 20 – 20.3.16

    With Mary unable to race Ashby this year but wanting to be part of the whole event, we both had an early start to get to Ashby to pitch the […]

  • Silverstone Half Marathon – 13.3.16

    Silverstone Half Marathon – 13.3.16 report by Kelvin Elliott This Half Marathon was a bonus for me as I had a free entry for this race as I was running […]

  • Raceways Races, Long Marston Airfield, Stratford – 12.03.16

    Marathon, half marathon, 10k and 5k events.  The official start for the marathon was 1000 hrs with the others starting at intervals just after. As I am a very considerate […]

  • Rhayader Round the Lakes 20. Elan Valley, Powys. 05.03.2016

    Well what does one do with a clash of dates? Just sort it as I did. This race starts at 1300 hrs from Rhayader but the same evening we had […]

  • Groundhog Day Marathon – 5.3.16

    When Mary saw last year’s medal with a cute Groundhog embossed on the front that she ‘must have!’  she must have realised how lucky she was to have a fantastic […]

  • XC Nationals – Donnington Park 27.02.16

    Well done to the 8 men who represented Massey Ferguson at the English Cross Country National Championships at Donnington Park on Saturday. This is the traditional end of the cross […]

  • Stratford 1st Park Run Saturday – 20.02.16

    450 turned out for Stratford’s 1st ever park run and what a great venue for the 3 lapper. Round the park, alongside the Avon, passing Shakespeare’s Theatre on the opposite bank […]

  • Sleaford half marathon – 21.02.16

    Who would drive a couple of hours to perhaps the flattest, somewhat boring and most windswept part of the UK in Feb for a run? You’ve guessed it-me. Why? Why […]

  • Raceways Mad Dash 10k – 13.02.16

    report by Kelvin Elliott Once again it was time to start my racing year at Moreton Morrell College for the Mad Dash. I opted to do 10k this time as […]

  • Watford Half Marathon 07.02.16

    Another early start to ensure a parking slot in Watford together with the 2000 runners. Fortunately having done all these since 1986? I know where to go so no problems. […]

  • Lliswerry 8 miler, Newport Wales – 31.01.16

    What would a normal person do on his or her birthday on Sunday 31st Jan ’16? Get up later, go out for lunch or dinner, open the cards and pressies, […]

  • Illmington 10k Series Race 4 – 24.01.16

    This time  the 319 runners did the clockwise route that most think is the harder way round. Certainly took me longer and some say as the start and “round the […]

  • 3rd Midland Women’s League XC Fixture, Gloucester – 16.01.16

    Our enthusiastic coach arrived just after 1pm ready to get on the start line, the ladies exited the coach first as their race started at 1:30pm Changing and toilet facilities […]

  • Birmingham League XC, Mens Race 3, Gloucester – 16.01.16

    Finally some wintry weather arrived to make January feel seasonal in time for the 3rd race of the Birmingham League. Most of the Massey ladies and men took the coach down […]

  • Not the Roman 1X – 17.01.16

    Stratford-Upon-Avon. 12k Road race (c7.5m).  As usual this was a sell out and on the day there were 660 finishers so well done Stratford. Around 20+ Massey guys and gals ventured […]

  • Warwickshire XC Champs – B’ham Sat 09.01.16

    So the magnificent Massey 9 made it safely to Smethwick yesterday (a collector’s item by many accounts) for the joint event with Worcestershire. There had been races since 1100 hrs with U13s […]

  • Centurion Grand Prix Series. 5 miler – 03.01.16

    This was the 3rd in the series of 6 races and as usual it was a full field with the usual local clubs taking part. Masseys noticeably absent as is usual […]

  • Illmington “very hilly” 10k – 27.12.15

    Where else would 350+“ normal” people” go 2 days after Christmas? Anywhere-probably the pub – but not where this lot went this morning in the floods, rain, mist, wind plus […]

  • Christmas Day 3.2 mile race, Warwick – 25.12.15

    Well the usual faces turned up for the 40th??? (no one was quite sure) 25/12 event. It always starts from a pub but over the years 4 have been knocked […]

  • Wolverhampton 5 mile Turkey Trot – 20.12.15

    The usual 300+ turned up for the annual trip round God’s Own Town (that is according to Ross Cooper. Not a very good choice God however). But to be fair […]

  • Sneyd Strider Christmas Pudding Run 13th December

    As I sat comfortably in my dry warm car, letting the biro dry on the back of my race number, I looked out over the carpark through the heavy drizzle […]

  • Wimbledon Common 5 mile XC 12.12.15

    Thames Hare & Hounds 64th Alumni Race, Wimbledon Common Sat 12/12/15 1430 hs. This annual event on Wimbledon Common lived up to its reputation as a really tough 5 mile cross country event. […]

  • 2nd Midland Women’s League XC Fixture, Cofton Park – 05.12.15

    18 Ladies tackled the second race of the XC season.  It was a very blustery day, but at least it was dry and there was no ditch to jump into […]

  • Birmingham League XC Race 2, Cofton Park – 05.12.15

    Travelling to Cofton Park on Saturday lunch time I commented to experienced kite-surfer Tony Hoy that it would be a better day for that type of activity than cross-country running. […]

  • Las Vegas Marathon & Half Marathon – 15.11.15

    A first timer’s half marathon! (Race report)‏ by Jenna Pogue I’m often quoted as saying I’d never run more than 5k so when I went online to book a 10k […]

  • Coombe Abbey 8 mile XC – 27.11.15

    Well done to Coventry’s 2nd best club for hosting this great event. Superb from start to finish but next year Sphinx please sort out that wind. As usual the race (race??) […]

  • Midland Counties XC Championships – 21.11.15

    Aldersley Leisure Village in Wolverhampton was the superb venue for this year’s 5 and 7 mile event. The 7 miler started at 1400 hrs with the ladies’ 5 mile race starting at 1300 hrs. We had one lady Rebecca Raper […]

  • Elan Valley 10 – 22.11.15

    Running in Rhayader Inspired by the Massey league table when I joined earlier this year, I decided to try and complete all the distances in my first year, that meant […]

  • Cornish marathon – 15.10.15

    If you ask any normal person where is the last place to go to in mid-November, he or she would say (without fear of controversy) Bodmin Moor, Cornwall. So where […]

  • 1st Midland Women’s League XC Fixture – 07.11.2015

    Twelve Massey ladies turned out for the first race of the Midland Women’s Cross Country League at Newbold Comyn on Saturday.  After a few admin issues with race numbers we […]

  • 1st Birmingham League XC Fixture – 07.11.2015

      As the heavy rain fell towards the end of last week, and particularly all of Saturday morning, we knew we were in for damp and muddy conditions for the […]

  • Venice Marathon – 25.10.15

    Venice is a stunningly attractive city and well deserving of its World Heritage status. If you want to see this Italian treasure in all its glory then running the Venice […]

  • Bristol and Bath Marathon 25.10.15

    Lesley Keighley and I signed up for this new event very early this year, and figured it would be a good weekend away and a good training run for me […]

  • Marlow Half marathon – 01.11.15

    This was different this year as there was also a 7 mile event in conjunction with it and a slightly different new course in parts for the half. But what […]

  • Dusk til Dawn – Ultra/Marathon/ ½ – 31.10.15

    Signing up for a Marathon so close after Beachy Head was never the plan, but as you all know standing round after a parkrun chatting is a dangerous thing! I […]

  • 33rd Snowdonia marathon – Sat 24.10.15

    What an event for the 2,700 who had registered including the Quartet from Massey. But what weather-nothing abnormal up here mind you in my 28 years of running this. There […]

  • Abingdon Marathon – 18.10.15

    1200 had signed up for this way back in April and it was full within a few days. However only c750 were on the start line on the track at […]

  • Amsterdam Marathon 18.10.2015

    It was a great course for a marathon, really flat and generally good under foot (no proper cobbles!) and quite pretty! The start is in the Olympic stadium from the […]

  • Great Birmingham Half Marathon 18.10.2015

    As I arrived with Eunice at Tile Hill Station meeting up with Darren, Chris, Leon, Richard and his support crew Amanda and daughter we headed off to New Street. I […]

  • Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon 11.10.15

    The website described this as: AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE – In 2008 we created a spectacular Half Marathon in central London – the first and only one of its kind. The […]

  • Henley on Thames half marathon – 11.10.15

    What a superb event run in true millionaire’s county. Starting at the Henley rugby club with superb facilities, bars, cafes, food etc and all open from early morning, around 2,500 […]

  • Chester Marathon 04.10.15

    This event has to be in the top 3 in the UK. Organisation, venue, course, marshals, closed roads, views, scenery, countryside were all of a 10/10 score. Then the final mile […]

  • Cheltenham Half Marathon – 27.9.15

    An early rise for this one traveling down for a 9am start wasn’t the best beginning to a Sunday race day and it was a bit fresh in the race village before […]

  • Pembrokeshire half marathon, Dale, 27.09.15 + other events

    Well what a fantastic week end. We went down to Penally on Thursday and it was Arts Festival week in Tenby. On Thursday at St Mary’s church it was the […]

  • Severn Bridges 10k – 20.09.15

    There seemed to be some disagreement about whether this was Seven bridges or Severn bridges. So in the spirit of scientific enquiry I decided to count them as I ran […]

  • Hereford Festival of Sport, 19/20.09.15 Cycling, running and walking etc.

    Well all of you in Massey and Pembrokeshire Harriers who had “threatened” to turn up, you missed a fabulous w/e. Sports, festivities, bars, food stalls, cider wagons, cakes, music, charity […]

  • 20th Ashbourne Half Marathon 13.09.15

    Remember the old Gerry Lee Lewis song “you leave me breathless-ah”. Well Gerry and Ashbourne have a lot in common. About 170 of us lined up on the recreation field […]

  • Bacchus Marathon 13.9.15

    Dave and I travelled to the vineyards of Surrey to take part in this ‘Medoc’ inspired marathon. It consisted of 15 wine stops – at each you can have a […]

  • Kenilworth Half Marathon 06.09.2015

    As I arrived at the sports centre I was very nervous thinking had I done enough training to get me through the 13.2 mile course which I knew was going […]

  • Wolverhampton Marathon – 06.09.15

    They called this the 3H marathon. Why? I hear you ask. H is for Hot and H is for Hilly. That’s only 2Hs isn’t it? Yes but it’s a 2 […]

  • Kenilworth Half marathon 06.09.15

    43 Massey runners took part in this very popular Half Marathon, and we were blessed with some early September sunshine and a bearable 16-18 degrees temperature. This was my first […]

  • Another Welsh Trilogy

    Or was it a Pentathlon or Quintet? Sat 22/8/15. National Trust Colby Woodland Gardens 5k, Amroth, Pembs. As usual in Wales for the start of our hols in Pembrokeshire it […]

  • Leamington 1hr Track race 02.09.15

    Well there isn’t too much you can say about the terrain, hills, surface, distance or in fact anything as the whole event was a series of as many 400 mtr […]

  • C2C Ultra 28.08.15

    The coast to coast 140 mile ultra was the biggest highlight of 2014, so when Anne-Marie and Dave volunteered to crew for a repeat performance this year, my entry form […]

  • Draycote Water 10k 09.08.15

    Today’s race was Part 2 of my 10k endurance weekend. As I arrived at Draycote Water I was looking forward to doing this course I was hoping that I hadn’t […]

  • School’s Out 10k – Moreton Morrell 08.08.15

    As I arrived at Moreton Morrell College I was in in full anticipation of what this race was going to be like as I was about to embark on 2 […]

  • Stourbridge Stumble 08.08.15

    Around 200 turned up for this popular 10k (approx) but very tough multi terrain event and it lived up to its name in that you could stumble on every inch of […]

  • A Welsh Trilogy!

    Well fresh from the Swiss Alps and the Alpine marathon last week, what better place to go to finish our hols than in our Pembrokeshire pad in Penally for a […]

  • 30th Swiss Alpine Marathon 25.07.15

    S42k, Davos, Switzerland Welcome to what they call Europe’s toughest marathon. And I agree. This was a special year in Davos to celebrate the 30thrunning of the events. It started in […]

  • Lunar-Tic Marathon – 25-26th July.

    If I wrote this report last night, it would have been my last race report ever!  As this race finished me before I finished the race.  At 2am I swore […]

  • DORSET INVADER – 18.07.15

    Let’s start by saying this is by far my favourite race of all time, what’s not to like: hills, men in togas, alcohol, food, aeroplanes, singing and plenty of laughs. […]

  • The Wild One: Multi lap trail marathon, Worcester. Sun 19.7.15

    So named after my friend for many years Stuart Wild who died 4 years ago a short while after doing his 100th marathon at Snowdon and where I presented him […]

  • Rugby Half Marathon 12.07.15

    Following the “steady paced” run with Leon round the Northbrook 10k course last Wednesday night in training I felt justified in leaving the big WRRL fixture of the day behind […]

  • Timberhonger 10k, Bromsgrove, Sat 11/7/15 1800 hrs.

    This annual event takes place from the park where the Bromsgrove festival, fete, fair etc is held and where hundreds of people gather for the fun, frolic, music, beer and […]

  • Long Course Weekend and Wales marathon, Tenby – 05.07.15

    Wow what a cracking w/e was had by the 2,000+ contestants and c20, 000 spectators, families and friends who descend on Tenby for this spectacular. In fact I reckon that […]

  • Coombe festival of running 28.06.15

    Six Massey members took part in this event. It was a multi lap event based on your choice of distance. 10k was 3 laps. Half Marathon 6 laps. Full Marathon  […]

  • Edinburgh Marathon 31.5.15 & Claim to fame!

      My run began at the Robert Burns Monument on Regent Road. Behind the monument I could see Arthur’s Seat in the distance. Mercifully the torrential rain we had been […]

  • Malvern half marathon – 21.06.15

    This very pleasant event takes place from the 3 Counties Showground at Malvern and heads off into the country towards Upton on Seven as opposed to up and over the hills so […]

  • Liverpool Marathon 14.06.15

    Wow what a huge event this was. Absolutely fantastic with around 12,000 taking place in the half and full and the 6k on Saturday. Sheer bedlam on Sunday as thousands […]

  • Rhein-Ruhr Half – DUISBURG, GERMANY – 07.06.15

    Race Report by Michaela Eyley Thanks toDave Phillips and our friend Astrid, Rob and I both entered this race for the first time. It was our first half “abroad” and […]

  • 32nd Rhein-Ruhr Marathon, Duisburg, Germany – 07.06.15

    So for the 12th successive year we came to this great event and this time accompanied by Rob and Michaela Eyley who both did the half-read their report separately. It’s a […]

  • Comrades Ultra Marathon South Africa – 31.05.15

    With less than 10 mins to spare and 11 hours 50 minutes after the starting gun I crossed the Comrades finish line before the final cutoff securing my Vic Clapham […]

  • Outlaw Half – Nottingham, 31.05.15

      Just in case anyone doesn’t know, yes the Outlaw Half is a Half Marathon but at the end of a 1.2mile swim and a 56mile bike ride!  A middle […]

  • Moonlight Half Marathon Venice – 23.05.15

    Venice has been one of the places on my wish list to visit for a long time. We booked for 4 days over the bank holiday weekend and looked forward […]

  • Go Tri – Race 1

    This Thursday saw the first Go Tri event of this seasons OW swimming at Cliff Lake Water Park near Kingsbury. Last year for each race I talked a new Massey […]

  • Whitsun Welsh Weekend Double

    Sat 23/6. Colby Woodland Gardens 5k near Amroth, Pembrokeshire. This is an amazing Park Run held in the beautiful National Trust grounds and woodlands of Colby Manor that is just […]

  • The Apocalypse 100

    The Apocalypse was never going to be easy, but the thought of pacing the first half for Amy (Northbrook) and Hamilton (Sphinx) made it more of a relaxing journey. Or […]

  • 30th Black Mountains Challenge, 30 mile 16.05.15

    It was with trepidation that I left home at 0500 hrs for the 2 hr drive to Llanthony Priory in the heart of the Blackies near Abergavenny. This event is […]

  • Rugby 6 mile road race. 13.05.15

    I was looking forward to doing this race once again I was full of anticipation of how this run was going to go and challenge myself once again on this […]

  • 15th Kingsbury Classic 10k 12.05.15

    Described as a picturesque multi-terrain race of approximately 10kms, run on woodland paths, trails and paths around the lakes & pools of the water park. And it was exactly this […]

  • Market Bosworth Half 10.05.15

    I had originally decided to do the Hereford ½ but then I saw in R/World the Bosworth ½. As I’d never run there before I decided to change my plans. Then as […]

  • Market Drayton 10km 10th May 2015

    Run, run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me I am the gingerbread man!  No need to catch him, he is on your medal and in the goody […]

  • Dudley Kingswinford 10k 06.05.15

    As usual around 1,000 assembled at the Rugby Club for this annual event that claims to be the biggest evening road race in the Midlands. That’s why all the roads are […]

  • Kenilworth Runners MAYDAY 10k 04 .05.15

    It feels a bit of déjà vu writing a race report on The May Day 10km as I did the same race last year, I had planned on changing the […]

  • Bilton Grange – Superflytri 03.05.15

    I needed an early season triathlon for a decent price to practise my transitions so I signed up for this local race.  For once I had support crew in tow […]

  • Milton Keynes Half Marathon 04.05.15

    Back in 2009 at my 1st half I had a charity place with the National Autistic Society at the Great North Run & I remember getting to South Shields in […]

  • Kenilworth May Day 10k (Killer)

    May the forth be with you as we endured the Kenilworth Killer at Abbey Fields. This race is a 3 lap course around Abbey Fields which is very hilly and […]

  • Abbey Fields 10k 04.05.15

    This popular May Day Bank Holiday event attracted loads of people for the several events that Kenilworth Runners staged including races for kids. So well done Ken. Keeps the kids […]

  • Madrid Half Marathon 26.04.15

    The reject letter from VLM, the temptation of cheap flights, and the thought of some Spanish sunshine meant that 12 of us signed up late last year for the Rock […]

  • London Marathon – video blog by Anne-Marie

    “Having suffered with plantar fasciitis over the last 4 months, my journey towards the Virgin Money London Marathon was one full of worry, pain and longer periods of rest than […]

  • Uttoxeter Half Marathon 03.05.15

    As I left home at 0730 in torrential rain a simple question crossed my mind and you don’t have to be a Mensa type to have got the right answer. […]

  • Malvern Hills ultra 03.05.15

    The Malvern Hills Ultra is an excellent out and back race covering 26 miles in each direction. My role on this was to guide a group of runners to their […]

  • Blackpool Half Marathon 26.04.15

    Now where could you go to do a race and get “frostbite and sunburn all in one race”? Of course Blackpool! This was my second time there. 2003 I took […]

  • London Marathon 26.04.15

    Well 450 not out for fulls is the official score on what was a superb day even if a tad cool. I’ve done about 25 Londons and by far this was the […]

  • Llanelli Great Welsh Marathon and Half-Marathon 19.04.15

    After running a Coventry Way Challenge last Sunday I knew that I shouldn’t race at least for a couple of weeks and rather have some rest and light training. But […]

  • The Coventry Way 12.04.15

    Tony and I set off at 5:45 it seemed lighter than it did last year and warmer. The walk from Meriden to the Greenaway went well and we stripped off […]

  • Paris Marathon 11.04.15

    Paris Breakfast Run Runners from all over the world come together in matching t-shirts holding flags from their corresponding countries. Dave managed to find my friends Jodie and Jamie in […]

  • Worcester Marathon 12.04.15

    A superb venue at the Worcester Warriors Rugby ground at Sixways just off the M5 but from there things got worse. I did christen a new pair of running shoes […]

  • Massey Easter 5 – 05.04.15

    Two days after the race and as yet no one has written a race report! Why not? Because anyone in Massey Ferguson RC that was in the area was involved […]

  • Good Friday Marathon Stratford 03.04.15

    Daniel bought me two marathon entries for my Christmas Present (just before midnight on Christmas Eve, talk about last minute), as I made a little fuss that he got into […]

  • Resolution Run 5k/10k/15k 29.03.15

    My worry about the London Marathon, apart from hydration… or nutrition… what to wear… the weather… the distance…  Actually on my list of worries about is pacing!  I start off […]

  • Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains 20 mile Three Peaks Trial Challenge 28.03.15

    Abergavenny – Saturday 28th March 2015 No it’s not a spelling mistake-this event is a called a Trial and that’s exactly what it was yesterday. Without doubt the most brutal, difficult and […]

  • BHF Warwick Half-Marathon 22.3.15

    This local half has been running for the past couple of years, and each year the reviews have been getting better, so I thought I’d give it a go ! […]

  • Aldi Ashby 20 – 22.03.15

    As lots of marathon training plans call for a long 20mile run a few weeks before the big day, Ashby falls perfectly for Spring Marathons, so for some it is […]

  • Fradley 10k 15.3.15

    On a dull and pretty cold morning I joined one other Massey runner, Peter Paprcka, for my first race of 2015 – the 10k at Fradley near Lichfield. We were […]

  • Stratford Raceways Marathon, Long Marston Airfield, 14.03.15

    I had a ‘phone call on Thursday from the organisers saying that I’d put my estimated time at 5.25 but there was a 5 hr time limit. Did I want […]

  • Spring Shakespeare Runs – 14.3.15

     5k, 10k, half-marathon and Marathon On a cold, dull and windy Saturday morning a huddle of Massey’s runners met to run a variety of laps around the Long Marston Airfield. […]

  • Draycote Water 10 mile 08.03.15

    Having done a 3 lap training run round Draycote Water 2 weeks ago in preparation for Coventry Half Marathon I decided to enter this race late last week.  The course […]

  • Rhayader Round The Lakes 20 miler 07.03.15

    When you come to the beautiful Elan Valley in mid Powys you know by the hills and terrain that a daunting prospect awaits you. That’s maybe why I’ve done 26 […]

  • The Green Man Ultra 07.03.15

    The Green Man ultra is a 45 mile lap around Bristol. This was to be a new challenge as I was part of the team trying to ensure a smoothly […]

  • Sleaford Half Marathon 22.02.15

    If anyone tells you that Lincs is flat everywhere, then just escort him or her round this 13 miler especially the non-stop uphill drag from 6-9 miles with a head […]

  • Ilmington 10k series 2015

    Illmington 10k. Race 5 and final event in the Tempo Series on 15/02/15. A Damn Near Thing. Possibly the fullest event of the series but not too surprising as those […]

  • Watford Half Marathon 31.01.15

    Approx 1800 runners assembled in the huge marquee on Cassiobury Park near the centre of Watford on a very cold morning to collect their numbers, deposit bags, meet colleagues etc. […]

  • Peddars Way Ultra 31/.01.15

    The Peddars Way is a cracking 48 mile trail that takes you from Suffolk pretty much due North until you have crossed Norfolk and reached the coastline. We had a […]

  • Ilmington 10k, 25.01.15

    Well what a turnout by the R&Ws-more than from any other club and as full a field as I’ve ever seen at this event. 11 Massey brave souls assembled on […]

  • Wilmot Wander Ultra – 32 miles

    Tackling my first ultra I didn’t know what to expect. Yes, I’ve done marathons, but the ultra is a completely different being!! To start with it’s a lot more relaxed, […]

  • NTRiX (Not The Roman iX) – 18.01.15

    Last year due to a blister the size of my foot I stood at the start line to wave off Mary and the rest Massey Runners; as they ran I […]