Oi! Oi!

Aargh! Haven’t got the year end round up done and it’s New Years Eve afternoon!! Right, better get a shift on. We’ll start at the penultimate round of the DRRL; the Wimborne 10.  Always one of the best races of the year to run in or spectate at, it’s not an easy 10 mile course, […]

Summer recess

IT’S BEEN A WHILE!! After a prolonged period of industrial action (summer holidays, so no boring lunch breaks to fill and basically I couldn’t be arsed) we are back to have a quick look at the key autumn races that those eager enough to have bothered trained hard through the summer heat had been targeting. The […]

short stuff

With the main UK road marathon season behind us, it was time to reload and try to get our heads and legs around the idea of running a bit of shorter and faster stuff. Poole AC’s May 5 Mile is only in it’s 2nd year, but found it’s way onto the DRRL calendar for this season.   With […]

Home and Away

The 2019 Spring Marathon season rolled on and arrived in Dorset for the County Championships at the North Dorset Villages Marathon in Sturminster Newton.  With the main bulk of the counties marathon runners having just smashed themselves up in London 7 days earlier, few clubs could put out a competitive team for this DRRL race. One man who skipped […]

London Marathon Weekend Wrap Up

Whichever way you look at it, The London Marathon is a big deal in the UK running scene.  At the very front of the race we are treated to world leading times from the world’s best professionals; just behind that, the nations best are competing from the Championship start in the UK marathon championship, and then […]

Seconds out…Round 1

Spring has most definitely sprung, the training is all done and there’s no more time for mucking about.   It’s time to poop or get off the potty!! First up to stick it in the owl were the runners at the Eastleigh 10k, always a fast race on the Southern road running fixture list. Bournemouth AC sent down a trio […]

Are we there yet?

Late March and lighter evenings can only mean one thing.  It’s that time again! Most of the winter donkey work is now done, and those of us silly enough to have signed up to another years marathon prep are counting down the weeks until race day. Before we have a look at the runners and riders for this springs […]

Everyone loves a bit of Bully

Late January and early February brought their usual ingredients to the table this year: unpredictable …varying flavours of sh*t …weather, lumpy races on slippery roads, indoor track races, questionable leggings and headwear choices, and most importantly BIG mileage as the marathon training season really gets into its stride.   The counties fastest were lucky enough to get to […]

Over and Out

As the Christmas and New Year celebrations were getting into full swing, the South’s marathon addicts were congregating on Southsea Prom for the annual end of year hit out at the Portsmouth Coastal Waterside Marathon. Held on it’s familiar out-and-back course that swings around the harbour to and from Hayling Island, this pan flat route COULD be […]

Man 17

The Dorset Road Race League trundled on to the Wimborne 10 mile race with the men’s title unexpectedly not sown up after all.  The calculators had been out, and mathematically Poole AC still had an outside chance of catching Bournemouth AC. Realistically, the league result was never in doubt, with Bournemouth rallying the troops sufficiently to see off the […]