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Blog posts tagged 'bucket-list'

The Boston Marathon

Somehow, despite a lot of years of chasing all over the place to run marathons, I've never run the most famous of the lot, Boston. So I decided that before my interest in road running disappears, I had to get it done and see for myself what all the hype was about.You have to qualify to get in (is there anyone out there didn't know that?!) but fortunately age is kind on this one single aspect of li…

Transvulcania 2015

This race earned its place in my bucket list ever since seeing a YouTube video of the start a couple of years back. The image of a river of headtorch lightrails streaming up the climb out of Fuencaliente in the pre dawn sealed the deal for me there and then. I'm sitting on a bench in the town square, the finish gantry and podium backdrop the only props left from Saturday's carnival.  I'm trying …

Man v Horse 14th June 2014

This is a race I've wanted a go at for at least the past 10 years but it has always fallen wrongly for the rest of my diary for one reason or another (or I've forgotten about it until it was too late).  That's kind of a pity because like the (admittedly somewhat tougher!) Barkley Marathons it's got longer and harder ever since.It's been going a lot longer than that though - 35 years now - and wha…