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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