Category Archives: London

Finishing on The Mall(s)

It’s spring marathon season, and for us here in the English-speaking corner of Europe that means one race. Many runners are training hard and visualising intently for their glorious finish down The Mall. That includes me. Yes, in a few … Continue reading

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Women’s marathon stars line up for London 2015

If you think the men’s field for the 2015 London Marathon on 26 April is impressive, check out the women’s line-up. You could say that it’s even stronger than the men’s. Of the four marquee contenders, three are former London winners … Continue reading

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London Marathon 2015: Field of dreams in men’s race

When Kenenisa Bekele is in the starting line-up of a race but not even among the favourites, then it must be some line-up. Such is the case with the 2015 London Marathon men’s elite field announced today. (The women’s elite field … Continue reading

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Running in London

After my recent weekend trips to Copenhagen and Mullaghmore, I’m just back from another jaunt – this time it was a quick visit to London. The immediate reason was to see the mighty Kate Bush, who put on an awesome … Continue reading

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Footballers running marathons: who’s the fastest?

This blog is a fan of pop stars who run marathons – so far we’ve featured the impressive feats of Johnny Marr, Joe Strummer, Bernard Butler, Jedward and the speedy Bjorn from ABBA. Now, World Cup mania raises more questions: … Continue reading

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London Marathon 2015 entry ballot: closed in a flash!

Are you in or out? The entry ballot for the 2015 London Marathon opened at midnight and was full at 9:50 this morning – a new record, say the organisers. I’m in. Rather than try at the stroke of midnight … Continue reading

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Rock stars running marathons: Bernard Butler, 2014 London Marathon

We recently featured the running exploits of ’80s indie guitar hero Johnny Marr – and his ’90s counterpart ran in the 2014 London Marathon yesterday. Well done to Bernard Butler, formerly of Suede (one of my favourite bands back in … Continue reading

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London Marathon 2014 – Mo problems, but Mo marathons!

It could never live up to the pre-race hype, and in the end it didn’t. But the 2014 London Marathon was still fascinating to watch, producing worthy winners and generating plenty of talking points. Both the men’s and women’s events … Continue reading

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London Marathon 2014 women’s race preview

The build-up to the 2014 London Marathon has focused on the men’s race, where Mo Farah makes his debut against the best in the world. The women’s race is an equally-thrilling prospect, though. Just as the men’s event sees track … Continue reading

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London Marathon 2014 – Mo rivals, Mo problems

I’m not running in this year’s London Marathon. I was unsuccessful in the entry ballot – again. Kenenisa Bekele isn’t running in it either. Despite all the speculation, he will make his marathon debut a week earlier in Paris – … Continue reading

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