Main Newsletter - 100 Marathon Club

Main Newsletter - 100 Marathon Club

100 Marathon Club

Newsletter no.2 2006

Osy Waye running his 100 th marathon at the North Pole

The aims of the Club are:

1 To provide a focal point for runners in the United Kingdom and Ireland who have completed 100 or more

races of marathon distance or longer.

2 To maintain a database of marathon statistics relating to members’ achievements.

3 To promote and organise various marathon challenges for members.

4 To assist members to enter races of marathon distance and longer, individually and collectively.

5 To share knowledge and experience and encourage newcomers to the sport of marathon running.

6 To assist the organisers of road marathons in the British Isles by providing constructive feedback.

7 To promote road marathons in the British Isles.

In Memoriam: Phil Duffy

1. Editorial (Peter Graham)

2. Chairman’s Report (Roger Biggs)

3. Membership Form

4. Club Statistics

5. Members in the News

6. Club Competitions

UK & Ireland Road Marathon Shield

Photo of the Year

UK & Ireland Counties Challenge

7. Forthcoming Events


UK & Ireland Marathons

UK, Ireland & Foreign Ultras

European Marathons

8. 100MC Overseas Travel Club

9. Race Results/Reports

10. Readers’ Letters

11. Club Kit & Pins


12. Addenda:

UK & Ireland Counties Challenge Form

Events by County (2002)

Entry Form – 100Club AGM Handicap Marathon – 17 th December

Roger Biggs – Chairman

Peter Graham – Secretary

Tad Lancucki – Treasurer

Peter Burns

Dave Major

Dave Phillips

Club Committee

Club Bank account:-

Alliance & Leicester Community Account No. 72-06-00 574245189

Club Magazine:-

Published quarterly Feb May Aug Nov

Editor – Peter Graham

Articles & letters for inclusion should be with the Editor two weeks before publication date.

Phil Duffy (A fellow runner's story) – by Steve Edwards

In Memoriam: Phil Duffy

I first met Phil at the Derby Marathon in 1990 when he finished literally seconds behind me and then congratulated me on

breaking 3 hours. He went on to say that but for being stung by a bee during the race, he would have also broken the 3

hour barrier. After chatting for a while, it turned out that like me, Phil was from Coventry and that we had ran in many of

the same races during the 1980’s without our paths ever crossing or even knowing that we lived within a few miles of one

another. Phil said he saw me pass him at the 24-mile point and if he had known me before, would have probably kept up.

Although he ran a PB that day, I could tell Phil was disappointed at not breaking 3 hours. I guess it wasn’t funny at the

time, but the bee sting incident still makes me chuckle as I was to learn that this was typical of Phil, a chap who would

make light and humour out of any incident that befell him over the years.

After that day in Derby we were to run many races together, most of them marathons. We were on the road most

weekends, distance no object, we would travel anywhere in the UK to run a marathon, sometimes we would even run

abroad. Looking back, we certainly experienced some amusing times together and Phil would always have a story to tell

about our exploits. Like having to get changed in a telephone box on an extremely cold and wet October morning

somewhere on the outskirts of Rotherham for a one off marathon that was held there. Or the time we crossed the finish

line in the Gainsborough marathon absolutely covered in black flies. There was the haunted house we stayed in at

CrossMichael and the time we got locked in the children's crèche on the overnight ferry back from the Brussels Marathon.

He once drove all the way to the Isle Of Skye only to miss the last ferry by a matter of minutes in pursuit of running the

Benbecula Marathon in the Western Isles, over a thousand miles round trip and he missed the last boat!

Sometimes we ran marathons on consecutive days and Phil would always remind me of the time we did the Black Isle

Marathon in the Scottish Highlands on a Saturday. Then, having traveled south all night to get to the outskirts of London

the following morning we ran the Harrow Marathon, only to be told at the finish line that they had run out of finishers Tshirts.

The fact is, I happened to finish ahead of Phil that day and never did have the heart to tell him that I actually got

one of those few remaining T-shirts!

Don't get me wrong, being runners, we still had that competitive streak and on occasions tried to outsprint each other in

the final miles of a race, sometimes I would come in ahead, sometimes Phil did, sometimes we came in together. Looking

back, I realise that Phil was always ahead in every way. You see, he was 20 years my senior, yet there were times when I

could hardly keep up with him such was his strength. Marathon running became a way of life for us and sometimes we

would put our competitive instincts to rest and just run round together from start to finish, chatting, having a joke and

putting the world to rights. It seems difficult to imagine now, but there were days when we would just glide round a

marathon in 3 and a bit hours without even realising we had just run 26.2 miles.

The other thing I remember about Phil was that if he was travelling with you to a race, you knew that you would always

reach your destination. Having been a long distance lorry driver, Phil knew the road network like the back of his hand, all

the shortcuts and the back ways, it was like having a ‘Sat Nav’ system before it was ever invented! Personally, I learned a

lot from Phil about running and had a lot of respect for him. He was a strong gutsy runner and always gave one hundred

percent. In the time that I knew him, from his late 40’s through to his 60’s, I witnessed many occasions when he would

completely outpace much younger runners, including myself! He always told me how he would love to break 3 hours for

the marathon and he came close on so many occasions, but it was never to be. Over the last couple of years I also know

that he found the running tough, but he never gave up such was his love of this great sport. During his running career, he

notched up some 300 marathons, not to mention the hundreds of half marathon, five and ten mile races that he also

competed in.

Now they say that behind every good man, there’s a good woman and Mary is certainly that. Phil loved his running, but

sometimes, us marathon runners don't quite realize just how selfish we can be, wanting to go here, there and everywhere

to run. However, his wife Mary would nearly always travel with him to the various races and I know that Phil really

appreciated her support. So I greatly admire Mary for supporting Phil over the years and being there to tend to his needs

after he crossed that finish line.

Well Phil, you have now crossed your final finish line down here on earth but knowing you, are probably still running in

God’s kingdom. I think I speak for all runners that knew you, when I say that you were an inspiration to us all, we all loved

you, your humour, wit and personality. You certainly were a character and will be sadly missed.

If you can hear me Phil, I would like to say that I wish it had been me that was stung by a bee that day in Derby, then you

would have broken the 3 hours, you certainly deserved to. I also wish that I had given you my Harrow Marathon T-shirt

when I had the chance, hope you’ll forgive me. Finally I would just like to thank you for the good times we shared

together, I will miss seeing you at the various races, but you can count on one thing, you will always be in my thoughts

whenever and wherever I run.

Good bye Phil.

1. Editorial

I am sorry that the Newsletter is late and we have missed one out. If you would like a hard copy sent by post please let

me know. Those who wanted a hard copy of the first 2006 Newsletter but did not receive it please let me know.

In this edition of the Newsletter a touching Memorial to Phil Duffy who sadly died written by Steve Edwards. The 100

Marathon Club sends sincere condolences to his wife Mary and family at the sad loss of Phil.

Please note on the 17 th December we are putting on a NEW marathon, the 100 Club AGM Handicap Marathon which is

open to Members and guests. This will be followed by the AGM, which we used to hold at Luton Marathon. Many

Members could not wait for the AGM after finishing the Luton Marathon. Our marathon, on a 14-lap course, will be run as

a Handicap so everyone should finish around the same time, 2pm with the AGM at 2.30pm, and everyone has a chance

of winning!

Also note the new UK Marathons which are available such as Mablethorpe on September 10 th and Jersey Marathon on

October 8 th as well as our Handicap on December 17 th .These events will count towards our Competition to find who can

run the most UK road Marathons. Note that on 28 th 29 th 30 th October you can run three Marathons in three days at

Beachy Head Marathon, Snowdonia Marathon and Dublin.

There are a few 100 Marathon Club Members who did not rejoin the Club in 2006. Please tell us what we did wrong. Your

feedback would be greatly appreciated.

If you are interested in completing the UK and Ireland Counties List Peter Burns would be pleased to receive them. As a

guide he has listed events by County (though it is out of date) so please send Peter Burns your filled in lists either by

email or by post.

Lastly welcome NEW Members Osy Waye and Bill Young who completed their 100 th Marathons at North Pole Marathon

and London Marathon in April 2006.

Peter Graham


2. Chairman’s Comments

Opening Gambit

Of course when you are at your busiest in your home life, work comes along and throws in a great big spanner. The day

after London, with trips most weekends thru to October and beyond, I started work at Boots at their Beeston (Near

Nottingham) headquarters. I say Boots, but actually I was just moved from the Co-op at Aldgate, London to Boots by my

company Xansa.

Well, this gave me the excuse to buy myself a rather expensive, but very compact laptop, to enable me to do most of the

things I could at home. Well, that was the theory! Hotel life is not quite like that, and you waste so much time packing and

unpacking, and waiting for meals. Just when I was running so well, and while I’ve joined the local club Long Eaton, it’s

quite a while to find your way in a new club, not helped by my first injury for years.

So what am I trying to tell you? Yes, you guessed it, it has been very hard to keep up with things, not helped that I am

now 130 miles away from the other 2 officers. I’m doing a catch up as I write this, and hopefully by the time the newsletter

is published I will have caught up a bit, and managed a few updates to the website.

I said it in the last newsletter, and will repeat in this one. As hard as we try, the Committee cannot take the club forward

on it’s own; we do need your help. Take a look at the sections on the Website and the 2006 AGM Marathon, and consider

if there is anything you can do to help.

Vetting & Statistics

Membership will be covered elsewhere in this newsletter, but I can tell you that over 100 members have now submitted a

marathon list for vetting. Very few are refused! There are still a few notable omissions, but perhaps I will see them soon.

While I will pick up results from the Internet, it is your responsibility to keep me up-to-date after I’ve had the original lists.

This is why I encourage spreadsheets, so that you can just add new races on the bottom and re-send. If this is not for

you, telephone; text; bits of paper; anything will do.


Our website has a forum, but this hasn’t really taken off. It might be because I just haven’t had time to sell it. I’m sure it

could be valuable to the members, but needs someone to drive. If anyone out there would like to give it a go, then let me

know. In the meantime there is a link from the home page of the website, and you will need to know the following to get

access: User id: 100Clubber, password: Alaska - both are case sensitive!! Obviously we would appreciate if comments

are appropriate, non-offensive and clean!

In overall terms the 2 things I use all the time are the foreign marathon links, accessed via the ‘links’ button, and the UK

marathon list, accessed via the ‘events’ button. I think we have hit a bit of a lull again with photos, so do keep them rolling

in. We usually manage to get photos up fairly quickly.

Is there anyone out there with the skills and/or inclination to help me with the website? If so, please let me know. Even

just 1 hour spent each week would make such a difference.

100 Marathon Club Medal & Pins

Back in March at Little Rock, Arkansas, I met up with my American friends Bob & Lenore, who handed over a big bag of

pins. No doubt this will be mentioned elsewhere, but Peter Burns has taken on the role of distribution of these.

Around about the same time, the Committee decided to go ahead with replacing the current centre with an embossed

centre. These should be available by autumn and details of cost will be advised then. This will form part of the package

going forward, although we expect a lot of members to prise out the existing centre and replace it with the new one.

2006 AGM Marathon

At the AGM a handicap marathon (slowest start first) was suggested as a pre-cursor to the 2006 AGM. The marathon will

take place on Sunday, 17 th December 2006. It will be run on the 3k lap used by Fairlands Valley Spartans within the

Fairlands Valley Park, Stevenage, at the location of the Fairlands Valley Challenge. I would not get involved unless it was

a properly constituted marathon, as such it will be measured and count towards the Challenge competition.

Entry Form attached below


Don’t forget that all the contact email addresses have a purpose, so do use them. Using the addresses below gives you a

better chance of getting through to the correct person, especially when I’m not around.

As previously stated, in most cases the recipient will reply from his/her personal email, but that’s fine, as you have now

made contact with the appropriate person.

General Enquiries -

Members Broadcast Messages -

Members race results -

Order Club Kit -

Interested in a trip! -

Photos for the Photo gallery -

Roger Biggs

Chairman 100 Marathon Club

3. Membership Form

4. Club Statistics

The Stats so Far! by Roger Biggs:

Below are those members who have submitted their races for scrutiny. This is updated to the last point I was advised by


I will continue to gather results from the Internet etc, however, I will only advance marathon totals when specifically

advised by the member. It has to be your responsibility, as spelling mistakes and duplicates (we now have 2 ‘David

Lewis’), mean I can’t guarantee I have these correct. Of course, you never run in someone else’s name, do you?

(For the record, I’m going to refer to the Blackheath David as ‘Dave’ and the Eltham David as ‘David’)

The debate will always go on about what is and what isn’t a marathon. If you disagree or would like the opportunity to

mention other events outside of the rules, we would welcome linking an article to your race history online. Going forward

this could be achievements and include a photograph.


ry Name

No of



No of





No of

Ultras TOTAL

Up to &

Incl. Event

Year of



UK Paul Allsop 77 14 91 2 93 29Oct05 Beachy Head -

UK Derek Appleton 100 0 100 0 100 27Oct91 Maidstone 1991

UK Chas Avis 12 71 83 29 112 02Oct05 Flower of Suffolk

Dartmoor Dis


UK Howard Bailey 60 8 68 32 100 04Jun05 32m 2005

UK Verne Barltrop 46 38 84 16 100 14May06 Halstead 2006

UK Roger Biggs 218 147 365 16 381 28May06 Vermont City 1996

UK Jack Brooks 123 33 156 3 159 28May06 Vermont City 2003

UK Martin Bulger 70 57 127 7 134 14Aug05 Salisbury ORM 1905

UK Peter Burns 166 3 169 0 169 20Mar05 Mediterrani 1999

UK Martin Bush 380 19 399 1 400 16Oct05 Abingdon

Grand Union


UK Janet Cobby 41 39 80 20 100 28May05 145 2005

UK Tony Cotton 118 14 132 132 132 17Apr05 London

Daff Dawdle


UK Sharon Crowley 44 76 120 3 123 26Mar06 ORM 2004

UK Selina Da Silva 102 20 122 32 154 21May06 Isle of Wight 2003

UK John Dawson 151 30 181 3 183 11Jun06 Poppyline ORM 2003

UK Kevin Day 51 10 61 4 65 06Nov05 Athens -

UK Brian Doherty 162 0 162 0 162 21Oct01 Marine Corps 1992

UK Warren D'Rozario 121 5 126 1 127 27Nov05 Benidorm 2004

UK Steve Edwards


388 14 402 11 413 04Dec05 Luton 1990

UK Fazackerley 101 3 104 ?? 104 16Apr00 London 1998

UK Peter Ferris 214 13 227 40 267 01May06 Belfast 1996

UK Ivan Field 181 28 209 16 225 05Mar05 FinDelMundo 1993

UK Mike Gaunt 68 31 99 7 106 23Oct04 Beachy Head 2004

UK John Gibson 104 4 108 1 109 19Sep04 Warsaw



UK Brian Glover 17 44 61 51 112 06Nov05 ORM 2004

UK Eric Good 141 7 148 ?? 148 11Apr99 Bungay 1992

UK Ted Goodreid 120 9 129 ?? 129 13Jun04 Caen, France 1997

UK Richard Griffin 88 22 110 10 120 30Oct06 Snowdonia 2004

UK Richard Gurd 77 33 110 4 114 18Sep05 New Forest 2004

UK John Hiscox 51 0 51 ?? 51 21Sep05 ?? -

UK Adam Holmes 158 0 158 2 160 04Dec05 Luton 2000

UK John Horgan 90 11 101 0 101 12Dec04 Calvia, Majorca 2004

UK Bill Howes 51 0 51 0 51 07May06 Shakespeare -

UK Pauline Howes 50 1 51 0 51 07May06 Shakespeare -

UK Brent Iddles 199 24 223 4 227 20Nov05 Cornish 1993

UK Gilbert John 189 43 232 37 269 01May05 Three Forts 1993

UK Chris Johnson 41 16 57 54 111 28May05 Chiltern 100 2003

UK Danny Kay 251 19 270 0 270 15May05 Halstead 1994

UK Dave King 51 22 73 5 78 17Jul05 F.V. Chall ORM

Mole Valley


UK Nick Kyritsis 62 19 81 0 81 18Dec05 ORM



UK Tad Lancucki 210 33 243 21 264 13Nov05 ORM 1999

UK Dave Lewis 88 101 189 24 213 02Oct05 Clarendon Way -

UK David Lewis 37 16 53 0 53 04Sep05 Kent Coastal -

UK Gina Little 105 71 176 28 204 04Jun06 Needles XC 1999

UK Dave Major 136 34 170 6 176 03Apr06 Stockholm 2004

UK Linda Major 66 24 90 0 90 03Jun06 Stockholm -

UK James Manford 59 6 65 2 67 29Oct05 Beachy Head

Kiawah Island,


UK Michael Marten 105 0 105 0 105 10Dec05 USA 2005

UK John McFarlane 116 2 118 2 120 12Jun05 Edinburgh 1992

UK Noel McInerney 100 0 100 0 100 31Oct05 Dublin 2005

UK Brian Mills 515 55 570 6 576 17Apr06 Utrecht 1993

UK David Moles 106 36 142 4 146 12Dec04 Calvia, Majorca 2003

UK Jim Mundy 39 5 44 6 50 17Apr06 Utrecht -

UK Mike Newbitt

Michaela Norton-

226 262 488 50 538 31Dec05 San Silvestro 1992

UK Lay 0 50 04Feb06 Apeldoorn 1900

UK Merv Nutburn 170 117 287 98 385 06May06 Oxon 40m 1996

UK Fiona Nutburn 50 60 110 32 142 17Oct04 Founders ORM 2003

UK Wally Oakes 277 0 277 ?? 277 11Dec05 Calvia, Majorca 1994

UK Anne Oakes 100 0 100 0 100 06Nov05 New York 2005

Eire Collette O'Hagan 115 2 117 7 124 31Oct05 Dublin 2003

UK Ken Ottley 12 66 78 20 98 26Feb05 Belvoir ORM -

UK Carol Paul 63 60 123 1 124 31Dec05 San Silvestro

Mole Valley


UK John Poidevin 118 18 136 4 140 18Dec05 ORM 2000

UK Colin Poole 121 38 159 18 177 03Jun06 Dartmoor 32m

Good Friday


UK Stephen Price 56 3 59 0 59 14Apr06 ORM

Good Friday


UK Peter Reed 78 45 123 10 133 14Apr06 ORM

Good Friday


UK Moira Reed 86 46 132 9 141 14Apr06 ORM 2004

UK Keith Robbins 55 10 65 36 101 01May05 Three Forts 2005

UK Dave Ryder 108 0 108 0 108 24Apr05 Shakespeare 2004

UK Bill Salkeld 50 44 94 6 100 17Jul05 F.V. Chall ORM

London to


UK Peter Sargeant 136 34 170 53 223 03Oct99 Brighton



UK Chris Seeney 56 51 107 ?? 107 10Jul05 ORM 2005

UK David Sill 36 18 54 73 129 11Dec05 Calvia, Majorca



UK Peter Simpson 55 1 56 72 128 27May06 100m 2002

UK Michael.J Smith 54 7 61 0 61 16Oct05 Abingdon -

UK Pam Storey 60 4 64 26 90 31Oct05 Dublin -

UK Don Taylor 65 4 69 2 71 30Jan05 Ocala, FL



UK Siri Terjesen 42 16 58 14 72 10Jul05 ORM -

UK Dougie Tobutt 100 1 101 ?? 101 11Dec05 Calvia, Majorca 2005

UK David Toms 94 0 94 6 100 23Apr06 London 2006

UK David Vaughan 126 24 150 28 188 20Nov05 Pau, France 2001

UK Gary Wade 67 5 72 1 73 01May06 Belfast -

UK John Walshaw 102 0 102 0 102 19Jun05 Blackpool 2004

UK Jim Waters 122 2 124 0 124 02Oct05 Loch Ness 2000

UK Osy Waye 93 5 98 1 99 13Nov05 Beirut

Daff Dawdle


UK Andy Wilmot 263 85 348 30 378 26Mar06 27m 1994

UK Robin Wilson 225 25 250 30 280 12Mar06 Duchy

Mole Valley


UK Rush Yadave 49 2 51 0 51 18Dec05 ORM -

USA Tom Adair


167 4 171 38 209 10Dec05 Texas Trail 50k 2000

a Gunars Akerbergs 261 0 261 14 275 03Sep05 Drammen 1990

USA Paula Boone 129 ?? 129 10 139 19Feb05 Myrtle Beach 2003

USA Steve Boone


252 ?? 252 18 270 19Feb05 Myrtle Beach 1997

da Jean Champoux 153 2 155 ?? 155 26Oct97 Niagara Falls 1993

USA Bob Dolphin 318 1 319 44 363 13Aug05 Crater Lake, OR 1991

USA Larry Macon 165 0 165 ?? 165 26Mar05 Tri State, UT 2004

UAE Allan Nimmo 96 0 96 9 105 03Apr05 Zurich 2004

NL Dick Van Es 85 0 85 18 103 30Oct05 Brabant, NL 2005

USA John Wallace


236 6 242 0 242 07May05 Krakow 1996

Italy Zucchinali 152 14 166 33 199 31Oct05 Dublin 2001

5. Members in the News

6. Club Competitions

The 100MC UK & Ireland Road Marathon Shield - by Roger Biggs

As mentioned in the last newsletter, the competition in 2006 will be the same as per 2005 with the exception that the

anomaly around the London Marathon has been removed, hence no trail events will count in 2006. All marathons in the

United Kingdom & Ireland that are defined as 26 miles 386y (42.195km) will count and will be shown in this newsletter

and on the website in capitals. The competition was a big success in 2005, and I think we can expect the main players to

be much the same this year!

Photo of the Year - by Roger Biggs

Not really got my head round this in 2006, but once I’ve got the website up-to-date, I’ll see where we are with photos. We

certainly have some photos online. Do keep sending in your photos, and that can be by post as well as by email.

Please send your photos to leaving the photo in a high resolution.

The UK & Ireland Counties Challenge - by Peter Burns

To complete races of marathon distance or longer in as many different counties of the United Kingdom and

Ireland as possible.

I have not been overwhelmed with entries to the Counties Challenge. To be precise, five people have let me have their

records and four of those, including myself, are on the Club Committee. Steve Edwards, Chairman Roger, and Treasurer

Tad have managed to achieve the magic 50 figure and so qualify for the special certificate that will be presented at year


I appreciate that not everyone will want to enter but I wonder if some people might simply have been put off because they

are not able to pinpoint the counties in which certain races took place? I am including a table that Tad has prepared

showing the races and their respective counties that were on the calendar in 2002. This may help. If not, don’t be

discouraged. If you let me have your list of completed marathons I will endeavour to allocate these and include you in the

league table (see below). You may be surprised at how many counties you have conquered. I was with my count. So

come on, let’s be having you (to quote Delia Smith).

Peter Burns

Name England Northern Scotland Wales Islands* Irish Total



Steve Edwards 38 1 7 3 6 1 56

Roger Biggs 36 1 6 3 2 3 51

Tad Lancucki 34 1 4 4 4 3 50

Peter Burns 31 1 5 4 4 3 48

Peter Graham 33 1 6 2 3 2 45

*Anglesey, Channel Islands (each counts separately), Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, Scilly Isles and Western Isles.

The list of 2002 races by county and the Counties Challenge form are appended.

7. Forthcoming Events by Roger Biggs


The Jersey Marathon is back on Sunday, 8 th October 2006

The Windermere Marathon returns after a 20 year absence on Sunday, 20 th May 2007

Want to run in 4 States in 4 days without moving Hotels?? If you do, read on!

The 50 States Club is organising 4 marathons at the Four Corners, ie. Where Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona & Utah


There two possible dates, with the actual date to be advised within a month.

Date are: 2/5 to 5/5 or 9/5 to 12/5

UK & Ireland Marathons Hyperlink may be website or email

2006 2006 Competition: Marathons of the exact distance of 26m 385yds, held in the United Kingdom

and Ireland. (Event should hold a recognised permit) All qualifying events in CAPITALS below

If it's not on this list, under 100 Marathon Club rules, it isn't a marathon

(please contact us with any queries)

Jul.9 Andredsweald Circuit (OR/F).

Jul.23 Fairlands Valley Challenge (OR/F), Rottingdean (OR/F).

Aug.6 Dovedale Dipper (OR/F).

Aug.13 ISLE OF MAN, Salisbury 5-4-3-2-1 (OR/F).

Aug.27 LONGFORD (Ireland)

Aug.28 Pathfinder (OR,Cambs).



Sep.17 NEW FOREST , Powderham Castle

Sep.24 ANGLESEY (F), Great Langdale (F).

Oct.1 LOCH NESS, Clarendon Way (TR/F), Flower of Suffolk (OR/F).



Oct.22 ABINGDON (F).

Oct.28 Beachy Head (TR).


Oct.30 DUBLIN (Ireland).





100 Club AGM Handicap M. (Stevenage).

Apr.22 LONDON.


UK, Ireland & Foreign Ultras Hyperlink may be website or email


Jul.8 Lyke Wake 42m (OR, Yorks).

Jul.29 Davos (TR, Switz).

Jul.30 Downlands 30m (OR/F, W.Sussex)

Aug.5 Caerphilly Summits Challenge 31m (OR), Poppyline 50m (OR/F).

Aug.13 Boddington 50k

Aug.26 Sussex Stride 50m/30m (OR/F).

Sep.3 Marathon of Britain (6 days), Coventry Way 40m (OR).

Sep.30 Lake Tahoe 72m.

Oct.7 Caesars Camp 100 mile/50 mile

Oct.14 Tooting Bec 24hrs (Track/F).

Oct.29 Himalayan 100 mile (5 days).

Dec.10 Patagonia 50 miles (Trail)

European Marathons

Tallinn Marathon 08Jul06 (Estonia) Zermatt Marathon 08Jul06 (Switzerland)

Torshavn Marathon 16Jul06 (Faroes) Helsinki Marathon 19Aug06 (Finland)

Reykjavik Marathon 19Aug06 (Iceland) Brussels Marathon 27Aug06 (Belgium)

Basel City Marathon 03Sep06 (Switzerland) Marathon du Medoc 09Sep06 (France)

Vilnius Marathon 10Sep05 (Lithuania) Jungfrau Marathon 09Sep06 (Switzerland)

In Flanders Fields Marathon 10Sep06 (Belgium) Moscow Int'l. Peace Marathon 10Sep06 (Russia)

Oranje Bloeman Kroeg Marathon 16Sep06


Beekse Marathon 17Sep06 (Netherlands)

Warsaw Marathon 17Sep06 (Poland) Berlin Marathon 24Sep06 (Germany)

Turin Marathon 24Sep06 (Italy) de Kust Marathon 30Sep06 (Belgium)

Budapest Marathon 01Oct06 (Hungary) Kosice Peace Marathon 01Oct06 Slovakia)

Cologne Marathon 08Oct06 (Germany) Eindhoven Marathon 08Oct06 (Netherlands)

Munich Marathon 08Oct06 (Germany) Amsterdam Marathon 15Oct06 (Netherlands)

Echternach Marathon 15Oct06 (Luxembourg) Palermo Super Marathon 15Oct06 (Sicily, Italy)

Porto Marathon 15Oct06 (Portugal) Reims Marathon 15Oct06 (France)

Dresden Marathon 22Oct06 (Germany) Lausanne Marathon 22Oct06 (Switz.)

Palma Marathon 22Oct06 (Majorca) Venice Marathon 22Oct06 (Italy)

Frankfurt Marathon 29Oct06 (Germany) Dublin Marathon 30Oct06 (Ireland)

Athens Marathon 06Nov05 (Greece) Marathon Kasterlee 12Nov06 (Belgium)

Monaco Marathon 12Nov06 (Monaco/French Riviera) Palermo Marathon 19Nov06 (Sicily, Italy)

Benidorm Marathon 26Nov06 (Spain) Florence Marathon 26Nov06 (Italy)

La Rochelle Marathon 26Nov06 (France) Lanzerote Marathon 03Dec05 (Canary Isles)

Lisbon Marathon 03Dec06 (Portugal) Calvia Marathon 11Dec05 (Majorca)

Maratona di San Silvestro 31Dec06 (Italy)

8. 100MC Overseas Travel Club by Roger Biggs & Dave Major

The contact in club terms is the co-ordinator only, and cannot be held responsible for race cancellations or travel


Personal insurance is advised.

All communications should commence to , although subsequent emails will be to/from the

individual co-ordinator.

Benidorm & Calvia are done through “Running Crazy”, and as such, there is no real hurry, and almost certainly, the ability

to book late. All other events will have some form of limit depending on the mode of transport and the particular event. If

you are remotely interested, then let us know sooner rather than later.

Due to work commitments neither of us are able to put out details at the moment, and will email out through the 100 Club

distribution list when we can. If you are not email, then telephone Roger on 07748 326301, and we will make sure that

you are not left out!

Date Event/Venue Country Comments

30Sep06 De Kust Belgium John’s 200 th - Possible minibus trip, limit of 12

08Oct06 Munich Germany Linda’s 100 th – trip now full

12Nov06 Kasterlee Belgium Via Eurostar, limit of 20

26Nov06 Benidorm Spain Using Running Crazy (10% discount)

10Dec06 Calvia Mallorca Using Running Crazy (10% discount)

14Jan07 Genk Belgium Via Eurostar, limit of 20

03Feb07 Apeldoorn Netherlands Flights into Amsterdam, limit approx 20

9. Race Results / Reports

Race Results by Roger Biggs

Results are only being shown for current members, including events completed before they signed up.

Due to sheer size, this is a limited list. The full list can be seen on the website under ‘results’. If you require a full printed

list, then just let me know.

Name Actual Pos Off Name Actual Pos Off

Jun.24 White Nights Marathon (St Petersburg, Russia) +++ 402 finishers +++

Gina Little 4:12:02 260 4:12:11 Roger Biggs 4:12:02 261 4:12:11

Colin Poole 4:17:00 276 4:17:02 Dave Vaughan 301 4:24:55

Michaela Norton-L 4:41:42 339 4:41:54 Carol Paul 4:47:07 348 4:47:15

Tad Lancucki 4:49:30 357 4:49:33 Robin Wilson 361 4:52:33

Cliff Burgess 4:53:xx 362 4:52:57 Peter Burns 4:56:42 370 4:56:55

Jun.4 Blackpool Marathon +++ 627 finishers +++

Bill Howes 178 3:39:05 Dave Ryder 264 3:51:58

Gary Wade 283 3:55:41 David Toms 318 4:02:50

Martin Bush 325 4:04:10 Jerry Forde 348 4:12:03

Dave Lewis 382 4:17:06 James Manford 442 4:26:26

Dave Phillips 4:29:xx 459 4:30:00 Brian Mills 513 4:43:16

Susan Adams 573 5:03:38 Warren D'Rozario 5:03:17 574 5:04:58

John Dawson 5:03:17 575 5:04:58 Paul Watts 5:03:17 576 5:04:58

David Moles 577 5:04:58 Pauline Howes 588 5:11:40

Paul Adams 611 5:31:54

May.28 Vermont City Marathon (Burlington, VT, USA) +++ 2493 finishers +++

Roger Biggs 3:51:26 611 3:52:12 Jack Brooks 5:25:15 2239 5:25:57

May.27 Europe Marathon (Luxembourg) +++ 2036 finishers +++

Warren D’Rozario 3:36:14 395 3:36:48 Dave Major 3:49:46 711 3:51:13

Martin Bush 4:15:03 1287 4:16:13 Anne Oakes 4:16:40 1361 4:20:32

Ian Brisland 4:23:21 1504 4:27:41 Linda Major 4:28:38 1584 4:32:31

John Dawson 4:31:38 1622 4:35:25 Tad Lancucki 4:42:17 1746 4:46:11

Moira Reed 4:49:42 1818 4:53:58 Peter Reed 4:49:42 1819 4:53:58

Dave Vaughan 4:50:22 1820 4:53:59 Paul Watts 4:55:06 1842 4:56:11

Allan Green 4:55:06 1842 4:56:11 Doug Tobutt 5:03:06 1918 5:05:48

Wally Oakes 5:10:39 1966 5:14:32

May.21 Isle of Wight Marathon +++ 263 finishers +++

Richard Gurd 4 2:54:02 Adam Holmes 22 3:16:31

Steve Edwards 37 3:25:41 Roger Biggs 3:37:44 53 3:37:50

Bill Howes 58 3:40:19 Jim Mundy 70 3:44:19

Kevin Day 78 3:47:11 Dave Ryder 90 3:51:03

V Gina Little 4:06:xx 128 4:07:27 David Toms 4:10:xx 134 4:10:12

Dave Green 136 4:11:05 Roy Barnes 142 4:12:27

Steve Price 155 4:17:29 Martin Bush 158 4:18:44

Colin Poole 4:19:47 160 4:19:47 Warren D’Rozario 163 4:20:03

Martin Bulger 166 4:20:50 Dick Griffin 174 4:25:40

Michael.J Smith 175 4:26:11 Michael Alsworth 187 4:30:16

Dave Vaughan 211 4:42:36 Gilbert John 212 4:42:53

Pam Storey 239 5:11:23 Pauline Howes 241 5:12:15

David Moles 242 5:14:45 Selina Da Silva 5:15:43 244 5:15:43

Martin Ilott 251 5:35:18 Paul Watts 252 5:35:18

Tad Lancucki 253 5:35:18 Bob Webster 259 6:04:34

V = 1 st V55

May.20 White Peak Marathon +++ 201 finishers +++

Steve Edwards 16 3:13:59 Neil Fennel 24 3:23:08

Andy Wilmot 54 3:35:16 Warren D’Rozario 74 3:43:22

Kevin Day 77 3:44:50 Stephen Price 84 3:46:06

Dave Ryder 104 3:53:04 Colin Longworth 126 4:04:28

Gary Wade 150 4:18:13 John Dawson 4:24:44 161 4:25:02

Ian Brisland 172 4:31:45 Brian Mills 173 4:31:54

May.14 Prague Marathon (Czech Republic) +++ 2975 finishers +++

Ivan Field 3:13:39 258 3:14:36 Peter Simpson 3:29:04 555 3:29:39

Dave King 3:29:49 579 3:30:28 Roger Biggs 3:37:58 776 3:38:39

Jim Mundy 4:01:47 1536 4:02:27 Gina Little 4:04:33 1604 4:05:13

Carol Paul 4:10:13 1747 4:10:54 Chris Seeney) 4:23:55 2180 4:26:44

Michaela Norton-L 5:12:xx 2839 5:15:33

May.14 Halstead Marathon +++ 283 finishers +++

Richard Gurd 7 2:54:20 Steve Edwards 3:12:47 33 3:12:47

Kevin Day 51 3:19:43 Andy Wilmot 69 3:26:25

Verne Barltrop 3:33:xx 91 3:33:07 Warren D'Rozario 120 3:40:46

Ian Brisland 127 3:43:15 Roy Barnes 136 3:46:37

John Williams 138 3:46:51 Dave Lewis 145 3:50:56

Brian Smith 158 3:54:57 Ernie Barker 162 3:55:36

Sharon Crowley 3:55:34 164 3:55:47 Selina Da Silva 171 3:57:10

Rush Yadave 186 4:00:55 Neil Fennel 187 4:00:55

Dave Phillips 4:08:xx 199 4:08:40 Robert Hardy 4:09:02 201 4:09:10

Paul Allsop 4:13:42 210 4:13:29 Colin Poole 4:15:39 215 4:15:39

David Toms 4:19:xx 219 4:19:05 Martin Bush 224 4:23:08

Dave Vaughan 228 4:24:54 Jim McKellar 233 4:30:10

Brian Mills 234 4:30:20 Jack Borland 238 4:32:50

Colin Longworth 4:33:xx 242 4:34:31 Paul Watts 4:33:xx 243 4:34:31

Stephen Price 4:33:xx 244 4:34:31 Julie Wing 250 4:38:54

Peter Burns 265 4:57:02 Robin Wilson 268 4:58:41

David Moles 279 5:14:24

May.7 Shakespeare Marathon (Stratford-Upon-Avon) +++ 701 finishers +++

Steve Edwards 3:14:35 70 3:14:35 Dave King 193 3:36:44

Roger Biggs 3:35:21 194 3:36:46 Neil Fennel 230 3:42:53

John Gibson 238 3:43:57 Verne Baltrop 3:45:20 248 3:45:20

Bill Howes 3:47:09 260 3:47:09 Dave Ryder 3:49:59 289 3:51:05

Warren D’Rozario 3:50:33 293 3:51:38 Jack Brooks 3:53:15 312 3:53:41

Rush Yadave 331 3:55:12 John Dawson 4:08:46 432 4:09:57

Peter Reed 443 4:12:30 Chris Seeney 4:13:30 455 4:13:26

Steve New 487 4:18:19 Dave Phillips 4:18:xx 492 4:19:01

Brian Mills 614 4:50:00 Moira Reed 624 4:54:08

Susan Adams 626 4:55:41 Robert Tinnyunt 637 4:58:15

Allan Green 638 4:58:44 Paul Watts 639 4:58:44

Michaela Norton-L 4:59:10 649 5:00:30 Robin Wilson 666 5:08:35

Pauline Howes 5:11:xx 671 5:12:31 Paul Adams 677 5:16:08

Brent Iddles 699 5:40:53

May.1 Belfast Marathon (N. Ireland) +++ 1342 finishers +++

Peter Ferris 3:34:50 270 3:35:22 Noel McInerney 3:41:44 354 3:42:03

Gary Wade 3:50:09 491 3:51:35 Colin Longworth 3:56:25 608 3:58:56

John Dawson 4:16:17 835 4:16:26 Stephen Price 4:14:01 854 4:18:32

Liam Fenelon 5:13:11 1241 5:14:34 Collette O’Hagan 5:15:06 1243 5:15:15

Apr.30 Madrid Marathon (Spain)

Dave Major 4:21:20 6357 4:25:07 Linda Major 4:27:46 6651 4:27:46

Brian Mills 4:40:00 7131 4:41:59 Bill Howes 5:13:14 7739 5:17:45

Pauline Howes 5:14:30 7740 5:17:45

Apr.30 New Jersey Marathon (Long Branch, NJ) +++ 1428 finishers +++

Jack Brooks (100c) 3:46:08 355 3:46:57 Roger Biggs 3:48:25 384 3:49:15

Apr.23 Lochaber Marathon (Fort William, Scotland) +++ 383 finishers +++

Ivan Field 80 3:20:03 Selina Da Silva 4:52:43 357 4:52:43

Apr.23 London Marathon +++33222 finishers +++

Steve Edwards 3:03:30 1480 3:03:30 Joe Avery 1572 3:04:59

Roger Biggs 3:23:32 3699 3:23:26 Dave King 3:26:49

Peter Simpson 3:23:43 3745 3:23:43 Andy Wilmot 4315 3:27:24

Peter Ferris 3:30:39 4922 3:30:39 Dave Major 3:43:24 7334 3:43:24

John Williams 8468 3:48:22 Dave Green 3:50:xx 9044 3:50:45

Dave Lewis 9174 3:51:18 Verne Barltrop 3:54:18 10005 3:54:18

Brian Smith 11456 3:58:49 Sharon Crowley 12215 4:01:48

David Toms 12537 4:03:14 Carol Paul 13107 4:05:50

P Linda Major 4:13:52 Dave Phillips 4:15:43 15522 4:15:43

Anne Oakes 16457 4:19:26 Gina Little 4:27:24 18595 4:27:22

Dick Griffin 19035 4:29:02 David Moles 24054 4:51:04

Susan Adams 26286 5:02:47 Paul Adams 27103 5:08:41

Wally Oakes 27768 5:14:01 Michaela Norton-L 4:28:39 28228 5:17:51

Brent Iddles 5:29:xx 29429 5:28:59 Pam Storey 6:11:02 31958 6:11:02

John Wallace 6:11:02 31959 6:11:02 Osy Waye 6:18:59 32201 6:18:59

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Apr.17 Leidsche-Run-City Marathon (Utrecht, Netherlands) +++ 869 finishers +++

Warren D’Rozario 3:23:42 211 3:24:34 Steve Price 3:30:05 276 3:30:52

Jim Mundy 3:30:10 278 3:30:56 Roger Biggs 3:34:03 320 3:34:52

Jack Brooks 3:44:03 424 3:44:53 Dave Major 4:06:52 665 4:08:27

Carol Paul 4:08:25 673 4:09:17 John Dawson 4:10:42 712 4:12:14

Linda Major 4:25:44 793 4:27:18 Michaela Norton-L 4:43:20 837 4:44:20

Brian Mills 4:48:xx 847 4:49:30

Apr.9 Rotterdam Marathon +++ 7322 finishers +++

Steve Price 3:28:08 1488 3:29:56 Colin Longworth 3:58:51 4058 4:01:24

Dave Major 4:00:48 4393 4:05:15 Colin Poole 4:18:01 5563 4:22:29

Brian Mills 4:24:42 5763 4:26:05 Linda Major 4:26:54 6086 4:31:19

Apr.9 Paris Marathon +++ 30772 finishers +++

Ian Brisland 3:36:36 8839 3:39:22 Martin Bush 4:12:25 21269 4:25:56

Peter Reed 4:23:53 23262 4:34:55 Moira Reed 4:58:56 28212 5:09:57

Apr.8 North Pole Marathon

Osy Waye



Apr.2 Taunton Marathon +++ 185 finishers +++

Adam Holmes 26 3:14:01 Steve Edwards 3:14:35 28 3:14:35

Roy Barnes 82 3:40:20 Ernie Barker 151 4:11:23

Allan Green 155 4:14:22 Martin Bush 4:26:36 175 4:27:11

Colin Poole 4:34:02 184 4:34:26

Apr.2 Bungay Black Dog Marathon +++ 156 finishers +++

Richard Gurd 5 2:56:55 Andy Wilmot 30 3:25:20

Verne Barltrop 3:32:43 46 3:32:43 Merv Nutburn 3:52:19 74 3:52:19

Dave Lewis 81 3:56:54 Dave Major 4:06:45 91 4:06:48

Peter Burns 4:26:27 117 4:26:32 Dave Phillips 4:28:xx 119 4:28:33

John Dawson 4:39:40 130 4:39:39 John Horgan 138 4:44:45

David Toms 140 4:45:27 Brian Mills 4:54:xx 144 4:53:58

David Moles 145 4:57:09 John Wallace 150 5:16:18

Robin Wilson 152 5:36:18 Brent Iddles 154 5:49:52

Apr.1 Yakima River Canyon Marathon (WA, USA) +++ 384 finishers +++

Steve Boone 183 4:15:39 Paula Boone 322 5:23:33

Peter Graham 5:44:xx 346 5:43:40 Bob Dolphin 358 6:06:42

Alan Morton 367 6:28:34 Ray Hoyle 377 7:20:36

Mar.26 Ocean Drive Marathon (Cape May, NJ, USA) +++ 450 finishers +++

Peter Graham 5:27:xx 427 5:27:27 Ray Hoyle 450 6:43:24

Mar.26 Rome Marathon (Italy) +++ 10034 finishers +++

Dave Major 3:59:35 Colin Poole 4:21:09

Linda Major 4:33:07 Michaela Norton-L 4:44:xx

Martin Bush 4:23:36

Mar.26 Connemara Marathon (Ireland) +++ 326 finishers +++

Selina Da Silva 5:43:20 291 5:43:32

Mar.25 Connemara Director’s Marathon (Ireland) +++ 9 finishers +++

Peter Ferris 4:48:21 5 5:53:38 Selina Da Silva 5:19:26 7 5:12:25

Liam Fenelon 5:30:59 8 5:30:52 John Dawson 5:30:59 8 5:30:52

Mar.19 Dumfries Marathon (Scotland) +++ 180 finishers +++

Richard Gurd 3 2:52:57 Steve Edwards 3:08:33 18 3:08:34

Steve Price 3:30:xx 54 3:30:04 Warren D’Rozario 3:32:xx 60 3:32:08

Ivan Field 3:37:xx 68 3:37:19 Gary Wade 3:40:27 77 3:40:29

Ian Brisland 79 3:41:18 Dave Green 92 3:48:33

Colin Longworth 116 4:01:53 Allan Kay 117 4:02:04

Peter Ferris 4:13:30 136 4:14:23 John Dawson 4:23:36 147 4:23:45

Brian Mills 150 4:31:02 Ray McCurdy 160 4:40:09

David Moles 170 4:56:28 Selina Da Silva 4:58:49 171 4:58:49

Brent Iddles 178 6:02:05

Mar.12 Duchy Marathon (Redruth, Cornwall) +++ 138 finishers +++

Richard Gurd 4 2:55:10 Steve Edwards 3:15:32 22 3:15:32

Adam Holmes 32 3:23:16 Peter Simpson 3:24:47 35 3:24:47

Ian Brisland 3:40:xx 55 3:40:40 Warren D’Rozario 3:43:xx 60 3:43:03

Roy Barnes 64 3:46:21 Jim Mundy 3:51:xx 78 3:52:09

Colin Poole 4:32:32 113 4:32:29 John Horgan 4:33:xx 114 4:33:12

John Dawson 4:33:35 115 4:33:56 Allan Green 121 4:53:57

Martin Bush 4:53:48 122 4:53:59 Paul Watts 4:53:58 123 4:53:58

David Moles 128 4:58:37 Salina Da Silva 5:09:31 130 5:09:31

Robin Wilson 5:42:xx 136 5:44:22 Brent Iddles 137 5:48:48

Mar.12 Treviso Marathon (Italy) +++ 3361 finishers +++

Jack Brooks 3:23:33 875 3:24:32 Roger Biggs 3:29:02 1079 3:29:34

Dave Major 3:47:41 1812 3:50:38 P Linda Major 4:14:31 2635 4:17:31

Mar.5 Little Rock Marathon (AK, USA) +++ 1385 finishers +++

Roger Biggs 3:33:53 126 3:34:11 Warren D’Rozario 3:37:40 137 3:37:55

Cliff Burgess 4:38:29 720 4:39:49

Mar.5 Malta Marathon +++ 155 finishers +++

Martin Bush 3:55:34 77 3:55:43 Michael Alsworth 142 4:37:32

Feb.26 Seville Marathon (Spain) +++ 2264 finishers +++

Warren D’Rozario 3:21:25 648 3:22:35 Stephen Price 3:26:11 778 3:27:01

Jack Brooks 3:30:21 943 3:31:31 Roger Biggs 3:35:39 1086 3:36:54

Colin Longworth 4:04:38 1728 4:04:44 Dave Major 4:08:36 1818 4:10:10

Linda Major 4:18:54 1951 4:20:26 John Dawson 4:18:54 1952 4:20:27

Brian Mills 4:21:51 1992 4:23:25 Michaela Norton-L 4:41:55 2168 4:43:27

Feb.19 Valencia Marathon (Spain) +++ 2460 finishers +++

Ian Brisland 3:33:50 1200 3:35:10 Colin Poole 4:12:28 2095 4:13:41

Dave Major 4:17:39 2174 4:19:05 Linda Major 4:20:12 2215 4:21:38

Brian Mills 4:37:22 2349 4:38:48 Martin Bush 4:39:16 2362 4:40:38

Feb.4 Midwinter Marathon (Apeldoorn, Netherlands) +++ 498 finishers +++

Warren D’Rozario 3:27:02 Jack Brooks 3:31:55 127 3:32:18

David Sill 3:37:50 156 3:37:58 Roger Biggs 3:40:04 177 3:41:00

Gary Wade 3:40:53 179 3:41:15 Stephen Price 3:47:35 221 3:48:37

Dave Major 4:06:16 352 4:07:17 Colin Longworth 4:09:25 371 4:10:26

Carol Paul 4:12:54 396 4:13:49 Brian Mills 4:45:26 402 4:15:26

Wally Oakes 4:45:27 403 4:15:27 Gina Little 4:20:56 425 4:21:56

Linda Major 4:23:28 431 4:24:28 John Dawson 4:23:28 432 4:24:28

Michaela Norton-L 4:57:34 491 4:58:32

Jan.29 St Pauli-Elb Tunnel Marathon (Hamburg,Germany) +++ 197 finishers +++

Dave King 51 3:37:07 Brian Smith 110 3:59:07

Colin Poole 4:03:23 Brian Mills 166 4:33:52

John Dawson 4:37:56 169 4:37:56 Liam Fenelon 192 5:16:50

Jan.15 Rock N’ Roll Marathon (Phoenix, AZ, USA) +++ 7428 finishers +++

Dave Major 4:29:58 3610 4:31:05 Linda Major 4:38:04 3989 4:40:34

Peter Graham 5:35:38 6039 5:42:03

Jan.15 Louis Persoons Memorial Marathon (Genk, Belgium) +++ 154 finishers +++

Warren D’Rozario 3:19:35 29 3:19:37 David Sill 3:23:45 36 3:23:50

Jack Brooks 3:31:22 52 3:31:29 Gary Wade 3:31:51 54 3:31:55

Danny Kay 3:33:52 58 3:33:55 Allan Green 3:36:11 60 3:36:14

Dave King 3:40:20 71 3:40:13 Mike Newbitt 3:49:59 92 3:50:02

Roger Biggs 3:51:08 95 3:51:18 Brian Smith 3:52:30 97 3:52:31

Martin Bush 3:58:18 107 3:58:30 Colin Poole 4:06:20 122 4:06:19

Michael Alsworth 4:11:xx 127 4:11:35 John Dawson 4:19:11 135 4:19:23

Peter Morris 4:22:30 139 4:22:35

Jan.8 Disney Marathon (Orlando, FL, USA) +++ 10125 finishers +++

Race Reports

Dave Major 3:57:55 1341 3:58:29 Linda Major 4:30:08 3151 4:32:34

Tresco Marathon – 23rd April 2006 – by Peter Burns

While thousands of runners were making their way to Greenwich and the London Marathon start, a much smaller number

headed Northwards to Fort William for the Lochaber Marathon, and a mere smattering of souls (110 to be precise)

congregated for the Tresco Marathon in the far flung Scilly Isles (at least they are far flung from Essex), twenty eight miles

off the coast of Cornwall. I was among this small band of runners who found themselves toeing the start line on this tiny

island in the Atlantic. Tresco was to mark my hundredth different marathon and see me complete all road marathons

currently organised in Great Britain, Ireland (North and South) and the various offshore islands.

My wife, Mary, and I had a two-day journey, the first day by train to Penzance then a three-hour sailing the next morning

to Tresco. We could have travelled by light plane from various places such as Bristol, Southampton, Newquay or

Penzance to the neighbouring island of St Mary’s, or by helicopter from Penzance directly to Tresco, but timetabling

would not have allowed us to get there by public transport from home on the same day. It is hard to believe that it can

take so long to reach somewhere in the UK when we can travel almost anywhere in the world more quickly. Overall, the

experience proved quite expensive as we stayed at the idyllic Island Hotel, the only hotel on Tresco. Other

accommodation on Tresco comprises rooms at the New Inn pub and a number of weekly holiday cottage lets. Alternative

accommodation, including some camping, is available on St Mary’s, the main island in the Scillies archipelago. But

runners who stay on St Mary’s face a twenty-minute boat ride to Tresco on race day and are then stranded until the return

boat journey at nine o’clock, after the impressive buffet and medal awards ceremony in the early evening. Given the

complicated logistics of the place it was little wonder that I left this event till last in my list of UK marathons.

We arrived in Tresco on the Friday afternoon but left exploration of the island

until the following day when Mary and I jogged round the marathon route. The

official programme warned that the course, run anti-clockwise (seven and a

half times) round the island, included several “punishing” hills. The course

profile confirmed this, and our early morning jog of a single circuit left the

position in no doubt. We decided to take it easy after that and spent most of

the day going round the Abbey Gardens marvelling at the beautiful sub-tropical

plants – a most enjoyable experience, even for a Philistine like me with

absolutely no interest in gardens.

There was a pasta party in the island’s New Inn pub on Saturday night but we

gave that a miss in favour of the hotel meal that had been paid for. It was clear

that quite a number of runners had been to Tresco before as they greeted each

other like long lost friends. But it wasn’t an exclusive club; everyone was

friendly and we were immediately welcomed into the crowd. The personal

details that appeared in the official programme gave the number of marathons

each runner had completed, and my 170 total (no matter that this had crept up

to 178 since I filled in the application form) guaranteed me virtual superstar

status. The next highest total among this year’s runners was 28!

On Sunday morning everyone was transported comfortably to the start line at

the Abbey Gardens in the South of the island in the hotel’s charabanc hauled

by tractor. There are no cars on Tresco. The distribution of numbers and Tshirts

was very efficiently handled and runners mixed with the various celebrities such as Bill Bryson, the author, Jenny

Agutter the film actress and Charlie Dimmock the television gardener. Rather unusually at a marathon, I didn’t know a

single runner, though a few familiar club vests meant I was able to swap stories about 100 club members from those


This was the seventh running of the Tresco Marathon, the brainchild of Peter Hingston, head chef at the Island Hotel,

whose daughter, Jade now 8, suffers from cystic fibrosis. Peter and Philip Callan, the manager of the Hell Bay Hotel on

the neighbouring island of Bryher, wanted to run in the London Marathon to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

However, this proved to be impossible due to work commitments, so the next best thing was to start a marathon of their

own. Each runner is required to raise at least £300 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust and, since its inception, the event has

raised well over £300,000.

The weather was cool and overcast as we set off. We

had to negotiate four serious hills on each of seven laps

(two on the final half lap) of a figure of eight course

round the island from the Abbey Gardens, along Abbey

Drive, Racket Town Lane, past the church, and along

Appletree Road back to the Gardens. Small crowds

gathered near each of the water stops, and quite a few

spectators walked round the course, so there was no

shortage of vociferous support. Everyone seemed to be

armed with a programme so we were encouraged by

name. Very soon, people had no need to consult their

programme to remember runners’ names. Drink

stations, manned by enthusiastic islanders, were very

well served with a variety of drinks and edibles. I found

the Mars Bar slices particularly welcome.

The finish line was an experience in itself with a noisy

crowd cheering every runner home, all the more remarkable in that this endured till the last runner came over the line in a

time of a little over seven hours. Everyone was given a well-stocked goody bag. Showers were provided for anyone who

needed one. But nobody received their medal until the post marathon party in the early evening in the Community Centre.

The fact that everyone was either staying on the island or couldn’t get off until the boats came to collect them, ensured full

attendance. The free buffet was absolutely sumptuous. Only in the Isle of Man have I encountered anywhere approaching

the standard of this party. Certainly I do not recall any other race where everyone was given a complimentary glass of

champagne. The buffet itself comprised giant prawns, a wide selection of cold meats and a choice of salad fare that

defies description.

Medals were awarded in reverse order of finishing so that Lesley, first time marathoner from Sawbridgeworth in

Hertfordshire, who had finished last to such resounding applause, rejoiced in yet another acclamation as she picked her

way gingerly through runners and supporters to get her medal from Bill Bryson. The whole process was expertly

conducted, including the photographs that were taken of each batch of medallists with the celebrities there to support the

Cystic Fibrosis Trust. I was particularly pleased to receive a personalised certificate marking the completion of 100

different marathons.

I found this marathon one of the toughest I’ve run. I reckon a runner of my standard would complete London a good

fifteen minutes quicker. At around eight miles I developed a large painful blister and I had visions of being unable to

complete the course but the wonderful atmosphere, the generous encouragement, and the importance of meeting my

own personal goals, made sure I made it to the end, albeit in a much slower time than the four hours for which I had

hoped. I finished seventy-sixth in a time of 4 hours 43 minutes 25 seconds.

The best commendation I can offer for this marathon, which is more an experience than a race, is that I have already

applied for next year’s run. Traditionally, Tresco has taken place the same day as the London Marathon. The date for

next year’s run is 22 nd April. So get saving now.

North Pole Marathon - 8 th April 2006 – by Osy Waye

More an Adventure, than a Marathon, is the way I would describe this, my 100 th Marathon at the North Pole.

It all started at Oslo Airport where we learned SAS were on Strike, No Aircraft flying, but then 6 min later heard there were

two flights, and one just happened to be to our first stop, Longyearbyen on the group of Islands called Svalbard, last solid

ground before the Pole. Great, got there in good order, though the second group were not as lucky and had to wait

another 24 hours for their flight.

Then next day the Russians flew us out to their Camp Borneo 120km from the Pole, and the place where we were to run

the Marathon.

Well what can I say about the Aeroplane?, well after a year of planning, preparing and training, nothing was going to stop

us, not even that plane, Did Noah have an Aeroplane on the Ark, and sold it on to the Russians?.

As we flew towards the frozen seas that surrounded the Pole, we were all amazed how many cracks there were in the

Ice, (which we found right up to the North Pole itself when we went there later by helicopter). Even our Airstrip had to be

extended just before we arrived, because a large crack had appeared some way along the strip.

Well we got there in good time on the Friday Morning (well the First Plane load of runners) and made ourselves at home

in the heated tents.

Saturday, 10am, 8 th April 2006, 54 Runners Started

the Marathon, and amazingly 54 finished, more down

to the dogged determination of all to finish (there were

about 6 first time marathoners running).

What can I say about the 2006 Marathon, well though

the temperature was -23C, it really was not that bad,

that day as no real wind or snow to effect us, however

under foot it was another story, Richard Donovan the

Organiser said it was by far the worst ever, over a foot

of soft snow, with a little crust on top, that meant that

though most of us were wearing snow shoes, (and

very few of us, me included had ever worn a pair), we

still were unable to do more then trump around the

26.2 miles. Every step we took we wondered if we

would sink deep, and we mostly did, or trip over, which

we often did too. Well from the top runners to the last

we all doubled our marathon times, so I was out there

10 hours 6 min. It did not even get easier, as the ‘run’ progressed, the track got more and more eaten up and rough, sadly

runners did not stay in each others tracks which I was hoping might flatten the course up a bit. Oh and as the afternoon

turned into early evening we found ourselves stepping/hopping over some cracks that appeared across the track, with the

Ocean below.

One of the 16 laps of the Marathon course, I ran in my Polar Bear outfit,

lovely and warm, but though I could see well in front, could not see

underfoot, so after many a tumble, and tripping over, the never tried

before snow shoes (how could I, we in London had no snow this year),

costume was taken off.

Why Polar Bear?, well this being my 100 th , plus on finishing becoming a

Marathon Grand Slam Club Member, (Seven Continents + The North

Pole), as well as making this a Charity Event, Why not ;-).

Sadly we did not see a Real Polar Bear, so every one was happy that

they could at least take a snap of themselves with a cuddly one.

The great thing about a 16 lap Marathon was that we were able to pass

the Kitchen Tent, and make many a refreshment stop, much needed, as

the Russians did not look after us too well (note that, if you ever go

there), we had a LITTLE soup and a few biscuits the night before, and

just semolina pudding before our Marathon, oh and salt water, which

none of us liked. So there was real need to stop to ‘feed’ every lap or

two, a few sweets and biscuits and soup were provided, (if you popped in

at the right time) oh and we kept running out of the salt water which got a

bit worrying.

Still I know that we, who have run a few Marathons, take this all in our stride, and after the Long Slog all the hardships,

though not forgotten were soon laughed off. But were we pleased to jump back on the Plane and home after.

If your thinking of running this Marathon then remember you will need to sign a disclaimer saying this 2,000 Ice pack is

desolated of any western standard rescue facilities, you will be lodging, living and running on an active ice floe that is 6 to

12 feet thick, that sudden cracks, pressure ridges, and ocean currents can expose the ocean at any time (I can vouch for

that). Temperatures in April can be below -40C with wind chills to -100C (gosh were we lucky), could strand expeditions

for many days, that prolonged exposure. Can cause loss of fingers, toes, and body parts? Oh and it goes on and on.

But if that does not bother you too much, it’s well worth the Trip.

St. Catherines Hospice 6 and 12 hour race – 8 th April 2006 – by Pam Storey

The inaugural Crawley, St. Catherines Hospice 6 and 12 hour race took place on Saturday 8th April. This was the first

track ultra distance race to be held at the new K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley, West Sussex The race was organised by the

100Km Association.

24 runners set off at 7-00am in steady rain. Shortly afterwards the sun came out and the weather remained dry but windy

for the duration of the race. During the event the fire alarm sounded in the Leisure Centre which was evacuated but,

thank God we were allowed to continue the race as we were not using the stand.

After the first hour the leading male runners were Garth Peterson (Brandon Fern Hoppers) and Andy Eccles (Wigan

Phoenix) both running in the 6 hour race. 2 laps behind were Kevin Beattie (Stockport Harriers), Graham Tucker (Reigate

Priory) in the 6 hours and Walter Hill (Crawley A.C.) and Matthew Hobson (100Km Association) both running the 12 hour

race. In the ladies race Elaine Oddie (Road Runners Club) was leading, running in the 6 hour race followed by Selina Da

Silva (Womens Running Network) and Kathy Crilley (Serpentine Running Club) both competing in the 12 hour race. Kathy

is an accomplished race walker. At the end of the 2nd hour Garth and Andy continued to lead the race followed by Kevin

then the two Grahams, Matthew and Walter. The ladies positions remained as before.

The picture remained much the same until, regretably, Graham Tucker withdrew injured after 4 hours. The remaining lead

group of runners continued the same throughout the race.

Also taking part in the 6 hour race was Mick Curry (Road Runners Club) pushing his son Philip in his wheelchair. Mick, a

regular at long distance races clocked up 26 miles 1038 yds. The following day they completed the Reading half

Marathon in 2 hours.

Bratislava Marathon - 2 nd April 2006 – by Dave Vaughan

I’m on a bit of a “Capitals” quest and following the fairly recent splitting of the old Czechoslovakia this is one of the newer

capitals. It was also the first running of the event. So I and a fellow old banker (yes I said banker) mate took an early

morning Saturday Ryanair flight from Stanstead on April fools day. Surprisingly few problems with flight and after a short

bus ride on the 61 we had checked in to our hotel and arrived at registration.

Friendly and welcoming, I had a quick chat with the race director before walking away with my marathon cardboard box

containing info and goodies. It was a fairly upmarket cardboard box specially produced for the marathon but alternative

after use is limited to carrying sandwiches to work. The best idea I could come up with. My mate and I then proceeded “to

do” the City. It was very pleasant and compact, castle, museums etc., but we were still able to be drinking in the sunshine

by 3.00pm. Pasta party was well organised with some smooth jazz (nice) and rock to accompany the racers and their


The race started by the side of the Danube on a warm morning. There was also an in-line skating event, half and 10 miler

but marathon was a small field of 150. First half was through contrasting residential areas of the City – nice houses to the

typical high rise ex-communist development. People all very supportive but not many of them. Second half was the usual

out and back, thrown in to get the distance in. This followed the Danube for a way in a countryside area. Enthusiastic

young people on the drinks stations all keen to practice their English. Course pretty flat with tram lines in the City the

biggest problem. Met and ran part of the way with Marcel, an environmental policeman. He told me he had been to

England twice and went to Bedford – what’s happening there I wonder! He promoted Kosice as a really good marathon.

He started walking at 22 and I jogged on but I felt pretty bad to see from the results that surprisingly he didn’t finish.

I did finish in 4.39 which was in one of the main squares where there was also a craft fair going on. I’d never seen this

before but the chip enabled them to show the last 6 runners on an electronic screen – name splits and finish time. Overall

an event I would recommend particularly as on the Monday we took the train, 1 hour only and about £7, to Vienna and

had the day there before a late flight back. This made it a really good 3 day trip and not that expensive

Vermont City Marathon – 28 th May 2006 – by Roger Biggs and Jack Brooks

Trip Report:

Another Stateside trip started with Steven dropping me over to Jack’s in St Albans. We were both however concerned

about knee injuries, so our excitement was somewhat dimmed. Our United flight departed at 11:55, as we headed for

Burlington, Vermont via Dulles Airport. No problems with the 1 st leg, but a late arrival, technical problem, then trouble with

a wheelchair, meant we left Dulles 2 hours late, although this was down to 90 minutes by the time we got to Burlington.

No problem picking up the car, and yet again the Compact booked turned into a much larger car at no extra cost. We

should have been driving no more than 5 miles to our hotel I had booked and paid for in January, but we were told we

had been double booked just 2 weeks before the holiday. Having to take a hurried alternative, we ended up 35 miles

away in the middle of nowhere at the Harbor Basin Club. Ok, I was not very pleased about this drive, but we ended up

stopping to eat in Vergennes, a few miles short of our hotel, and had one of the best pizza’s I have ever had.

The hotel sat right on Lake Champlain, and it was only on Saturday morning that we realised that we didn’t have a TV, but

again to offset the negative, was a really super breakfast. With food inside us we headed the 35 miles North into

Burlington and the expo and registration at the Sheraton Hotel. Soon registered, I could now settle into the serious

business of getting those Race Ready Shorts I had promised to get for everyone. Now the big decision, how many boxes

of ‘GU’ gels could I afford to take back, I settled for four! (24 per box).

We were just about to leave the expo when I spotted good friends Steve & Sue from Marathon Maniacs, so keeping up

my record of running into someone I know just about everywhere I go. There is a link to the Maniacs from the 100 Club

website if you want to know about this club, and yes you guessed it, I’m a member!

Before we left to take a look at Burlington, we both decided that a massage might be a good idea under the

circumstances. Booked so that we could then head straight into the Pasta Party, we were off to Downtown Burlington. A

walk thru the lively Church Street; a 90 minute lake cruise; and some retail therapy followed before we were back at the

Sheraton to get our respective injuries treated. Treatment over, it was Pasta Party time, with Patti Catalano Dillon as the

speaker. (a former American Marathon Record holder, and Boston & New York winner)

The next day we left for the race at 05:45, found a good spot to park the car, and had already paid our first visit to those

Porta Johns, as they call them in the States, before 07:00hrs.

Roger’s Race Report

By 8:05 when the Vermont City Marathon started, the sun was already high in the sky, and surely approaching 70F. By

the end it was nearer to 80F. Well, if it was not wise to have run IOW the week before, then this week, it was insane. I had

struggled to walk all week, and had not run or jogged a step since I crossed the line the week before. I don’t like doing it,

but decided a couple of Tylenol were probably in order, and armed with my new neoprene knee support I tentatively took

my first running steps as I crossed the line and headed off towards Downtown Burlington.

I guess I could feel the knee straight away, but I was able to run, although at this point on a shorter stride pattern. After 3

miles we had done a circuit of Downtown and headed North past the start line. About this time I picked up with Chuck, a

local from Burlington, which helped me relax. He said he was hoping for sub 3:30 and would pick up after 6 miles. The 6

miles point was actually the turn around point for this part of the course, and I was confident enough to pick it up a bit to

catch him, as he had gained a few yards on me. A mile or so later he commented that I had picked up the pace, but I

replied that he was the one wanting a sub 3:30!

Thinking that he would pull away from me, I had explained that the friend Jack was ahead and that

he should tell him I was looking good as he passed. As it happens around 11 miles he suddenly

spotted Jack walking, and I pulled over to ask him how he was. Jack had also been complaining

about a knee injury, but it would appear that mine was holding out better than his. Tossing Jack my

spare knee support I took off up the road to get back alongside Chuck, however I went thru the next

drink station better than Chuck, and was not to see him again.

The sun was still shining as I passed the halfway point in 1:51:24, not bad I thought. The knee was

still hurting most strides, but I was coping with it. 9 minute miles all the way to the finish I thought for

a sub 3:50, but alas the heat was beginning to slow me down. I was still on for it at 20 miles, but now

struggling to maintain 9:30’s as we headed along the Lakeshore Bikeway of Lake Champlain back to

the finish. As usual I ignored the pain to race in the last mile for a very creditable 3:51:26.

Of course as soon as I stopped and the endorphins wore off, I could barely walk, and as usual the

baggage tent was at the far end of the finish area. I eventually picked up my bag, grabbed some

food and drink and got myself down on the grass to wait for Jack to arrive. We will have to wait to

see if I pay for my folly, but at least that is Vermont done, and now just 13 States to go!

Jack’s Race Report:

I guess that like Roger I was hoping that my injury had fully responded to one session with the osteopath. A forlorn hope!

On a blisteringly hot day we lined up full of apprehension at the start of the Vermont City Marathon. After a circuit of the

town centre we set off on an out and back stretch and by the time we had

gone through the City Centre for a second time my knee was hurting badly.

At around 12 miles it seized up totally and even with the spare knee support

that Roger had thrown across to me I was unable to bend the knee at all.

Consequently, I was left with the choice of dropping out or limping to the

finish line. I think that I can remember every step of those last 14 miles as

each movement of my right leg resulted in a sharp pain. Fortunately the other

runners were full of encouragement and they kept me going.

I have no idea how Roger managed to run through the pain, but he waited for

me at the finish line for more than one and a half hours and collected my

baggage for me while I ransacked the food tent. Neither of us have looked

too clever since. Indeed, we have only been distinguishable by the fact that

our pronounced limps affect different legs. If anyone knows of an instant

knee cure a fortune is there to be made.

Trip Report cont….

We met up with Steve and Sue after the race and gave them a lift back to their hotel before heading back South to Basin

Harbor. With my mobile out of commission, I drove up to the reception area to phone home, while Jack took his shower. I

returned to have a shower, and after a short rest we headed the 7 miles back in Vergennes and another very tasty pizza.

On returning to Basin Harbor, we parked up and took a short walk (hop might better describe it) for a drink in the bar.

The next day, we again enjoyed a super breakfast. Ok, I did have some toast this time, as well as cereal and fruit, but

resisted the cooked stuff. It was a nuisance being so far out of Burlington, but on Monday it scored, as one of the best

Memorial Day parades was being held in Vergennes. After a lengthy stop to watch the parade and talk to the natives, we

were on our way for a very full day. A car ride thru the Green Mountains; the Capital Building in Montpellier; Ben & Jerry’s

Ice Cream Factory; then finally some more retail therapy, before arriving at Burlington Airport to start the journey home.


Ok, I did get little hacked off with the journey to Basin Harbor; the fact that

Vodafone obviously didn’t have any agreement with Vermont mobile

companies; and that the Laptop could not connect after the first night, but I

guess the main worry about this trip was our fitness. In the end we both

finished, but at what cost to future events?

Burlington was a pretty nice place, and to be fair, the location at Basin Harbor

was pretty special and the breakfast 2 nd to none. The countryside was pretty

good, throughout whether in the mountains or along the shores of Lake

Champlain. The marathon was a pretty good affair, with lot’s of drink stations

and pretty good crowd support.

Then of course there was Ben & Jerry’s. With the factory no more than 20 miles

from Burlington, this stuff was everywhere. Well, I have to say that I succumbed

5 times during the trip, although to be fair, 3 of these were sample size and free.

The last one bought at the factory certainly was not. 3 big scoops in a waffle

cone meant nothing more until we eat on the plane towards midnight!

I have to admit that 2 weeks earlier in Prague, us lads were totally outclassed by the girls on the shopping front. However,

set me loose in the States and I am a match for anyone, just ask Jack. Yes even Gina & Carol, and believe me, when

these two get together, they take some beating!


The Basher (Roger) / Dasher (Jack) story continued….

Hop, hop, hopping along!

Friday morning and Basher had already started the mind games by ensuring that Dasher didn’t get to the airport before it

opened. He redeemed himself by getting an upgrade to Economy Class for the flight to Washington, which gave Dasher

room to stretch his legs and Basher room to lie down’

Basher had been moaning about a knee injury for the whole of the previous week whereas Dasher had manfully

downplayed his back and knee injuries in the hope that both were resolved. At the last minute Basher purchased a knee

brace, which almost doubled his weight and Dasher’s confidence received a boost.

It was evident at the start of Vermont City Marathon (Burlington, USA) that conditions would be hot. However, Dasher set

off at an 8 minute mile pace and was relaxed until he felt his knee go at 10 miles. By 12 miles the knee had completely

seized up as Basher sidled past. Dasher was forced to walk the whole of the last 14 miles and finished in a dismal time of


He was met at the finish by an ecstatic Basher who, in spite of his injury and weight handicap, had crossed the line in

3.51.26. Unfortunately, both Dasher and Basher spent the next 2 days improvising Hopalong Cassidy impersonations and

telling each other that they knew they shouldn’t have run when injured. It remains to be seen which one escapes the

therapist’s couch first. However, as a salve for both injuries a trip to the original Ben and Jerry ice cream factory was

organised where both Dasher and Basher were able to suppress their pain for a short period whilst sampling the latest

flavours from the ice cream supremos of the world. Whether the Wavy Gravy flavour makes it to the worldwide market

remains to be seen, but let it be noted that Dasher’s cousin has met him.


Ocean Drive Marathon, New Jersey - March 26 th 2006 – by Peter Graham

A chance to do yet another easy going Marathon along the East Coast of USA, having already run in Myrtle Beach and

Virginia Beach Marathons.

The Ocean Drive Marathon is a point to point Marathon running through the scenic Barrier Islands of Cape May County,

New Jersey. The Marathon is run in March as this is out of season so the region is quite deserted and there are not many

spectators around the course. A bus takes you to the start in Cape May. The kit bags are left on the buses so that when

the race over the kit is waiting for you at the finish. As the weather was quite cool and wet I had a hot drink in a cafe.

The course is very flat and fast, the only downside being you have to cross seven bridges. The event also incorporates a

10 mile run as well so when you got to Wildwood NJ a large number of runners had finished and you found yourself on

your own. The course then continues up the coast going through Angelsea, Stone Harbor, Avalon and finishing at Sea

Isle City. The Avenues were very long so the distances went very quickly once you were on the roads. There was plenty

to eat and drink along the course which helped you to keep going. There were not many people out on the course so at

times it was very lonely but you could see runners up ahead as well as behind so no chance of getting lost.

A beautiful course and well organised event. Plenty food and drink at the end whichI enjoyed, and got a ride back to the

hotel after the race. I finished in 5 hours 27 minutes glad to have completed my 24 th US State.

10. Readers’ Letters

Please write! We want your views and comments! Is there anyone out there?

11. Club Kit by Dave Major

The price of vests and t-shirts remains at £15.

Prices will be reviewed at regular intervals.

At the Fairlands Valley Challenge it is planned that we will have a larger range of kit on sale than in 2005 so please bring

some extra money.

Details of what will be available and costs are not confirmed but it is hoped that sweatshirts and polo shirts will be the first

garments available from our new supplier.

Pins – by Peter Burns

Following positive soundings from members on the matter,

the Club ordered and has now taken delivery of a quantity

of ‘PINS’. ‘PINS’ are lapel badges (of honour) that

runners can wear with pride (or put on display) to mark

their initial achievement of completing 100 marathons and

then when they complete 200, 300, 400, 500 and 600

marathons respectively. The design mirrors that of a

badge already offered by the US 100 Marathon Club but is

specific to our own club. The badge is round, with a

circumference slightly greater than that of a pound coin.

The central motif,

on a gold base,

depicts a male and

female runner

alongside the

relevant centenary number. The centre on the 100 badge is red, on the 200 blue,

on the 300 green, on the 400 gold, on the 500 silver, on the 600 white………. and

on the 700, well, the first one to get there chooses. The inscription round the rim


We have ample stock to supply those who have already expressed an interest and

a few more besides, though the number of ‘400’ ‘500’ and ‘600’ badges we have

reflects the very few souls who have made it to such a high pinnacle. The

Committee has decided that anyone currently a fully paid up member, who has

completed 100 marathons, can simply apply for and, after payment, be given the

100 badge’ but that for higher denominations the relevant list of marathons must

first have been verified if that has not already happened. The Committee has also

decided that, in the case of newly qualified runners, the ‘100’ ‘PIN’ will be provided

as part of an inclusive commemorative package alongside the prestigious 100

marathon medal in its presentation box.

Anyone wishing to buy a PIN should write to me, Peter Burns, at 29 Avenue

Road, Witham, Essex CM8 2DT enclosing a cheque for £4.00 (inclusive of the

cost of postage) (then £3.50 for each additional qualifying ‘PIN’). Cheques should

be made payable to the “100 Marathon Club”. If you have any queries, please

email me at .

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