BVR Crew the Centurion for Lisa Spratling

About 6 months ago we were approached by Lisa to see if we were up for crewing with her to do the Centurion 100.  Some were happy to run with her some just happy to support her.  Several messages later and we had a crew.  Runners included, Linda, Steve, Deb and Richard with myself being crew leader, a task I […]

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Apple Pi run

I entered this race because I was searching the Internet for races to enter and this popped up, it appealed to me because it said it was mainly flat along the river except one up hill and it was close to home. It is a lapped race; each lap is 3.14 miles as in the mathematical Pi. You can do […]

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Ride London 2018 Prudential 100

On Sunday the 29th July 2018, at 8am in the morning, I took part in this epic race. I was raising money for Children with Cancer UK which is a very worthwhile charity. After weeks and weeks of glorious hot, sunny weather, the heavens decided to open and made it a very wet and windy day, though this did not […]

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Yateley Series – A Tale of Three Races

Some people would say the 10K distance is among the hardest to race, similar to the pain of 5K but over twice the distance! It is even more challenging to prepare for a 10K on a midweek evening; however the Yateley 10K series always seems to sell out really quickly so what is the appeal? For me it is the […]

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My Ultra Experience! – Roger Bearn

My Ultra Experience! I thought after having been in the club for a few years now and done a few marathons, it might be time to step up to the plate and go Ultra! A good mate of mine from my home town up north (quite hilly there) had pestered me for a few years to do a trail race […]

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Sam samples the Surrey Slog

Sam samples the Surrey Slog A few months back a plea went out on facebook saying the MABAC league was in jeopardy as not many people had signed up for the paid event which funds the league, the Surrey Slog, and with a name like that I can’t say I’m surprised!  Anyway in a moment of madness and wanting to […]

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Race to the Stones

You may remember that Qual-i-tea-m first did RTTS as a team of 4 in 2017 and I was very surprised when Maria Drummond said yes to doing it again and agreed with “unfinished business…”. I was even more surprised when Karen Jones and Tracy Dolman signed up to do Day 1 – more about that elsewhere. What was great about […]

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Trail Running in the Chamonix Valley – Deb Heighes

Why did I do it? Tracy, Karen and Maria had completed a winter trail running course with the company Icicle in January 2017. I was the only member of Quali-tea-m who was not able to attend; however, I benefitted from Kingsley’s tuition over that weekend and it helped us all complete the RTTS 2017. When Karen suggested a week in Chamonix in […]

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Weybridge 10K – Kellie Archer and Tina Mault

On Sunday 8th July We had an early start and were on the road to Weybridge by 6:30am. We had a pleasant walk along the tow path towards the “race village” – perfect to wake up the legs. The check in and number allocation was to open at 7:15am, however they were still setting up and only had one person […]

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Mont Blanc Marathon – Chamonix

The festival runs over 4 days starting with the Trail Camp on the Thursday, this is where you can purchase trail running goodies, or if your French is good chat to the stall holders. There are 6 races in the festival starting with the 90KM Ultra who started out very early Friday morning.  We were to trace part of the […]

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