Mizuno Endure 24

It has been a while now since the Mizuno endure24 race and I have finished recovering and trying all the goodies they gave us so I thought I should write up my event, so grab yourself a cuppa some cake and a seat and settle in for a bit of a read. My Endure24 weekend started at precisely 07:36 Friday morning, when I was awoken by team captain Keith Elshaw phoning to confirm the meeting time later that morning. I decided I better get up and double check I had everything even though I had been ...
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Mizuno Endure 24

Race report by Ange Elshaw Endure 24!   Keith mentioned that Scott Goodwin, our BOSH’father was looking to get a team together for Endure24 – never heard of it, but he said it was like the ‘Thunder Run’ only 5 mile loops.  My first thought was that nothing could beat my experience of the ‘Thunder Run’ as I had really enjoyed it – but I was wrong, this event from start to finish has been absolutely brilliant and it’s definitely on my ‘gotta do that baby again’ list!  A number of us arriv...
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Round Ripon ultra 5th October 2013 by UltraJacqui

6 October 2013 at 16:22 Race Day finally dawned, dry and mild. Fried egg and veggie sausage sandwich for breakfast, Ian picked me up at 8 and off we set. Low key friendly atmosphere in village hall, some poor girl got stuck in the loo for about 15 minutes but that was as dramatic/tense as the atmosphere got. Gotta love ultras! Within a minute of the start everyone bottlenecked at a gate then the field started to spread out. This was the first ultra where I’d arranged to run with someone ri...
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Dukeries Ultra race report by UltraJacqui

Registration for the 40 mile runners started at 7am in a local sports/social hall. Mostly men doing this distance so no queuing for the ladies loo at all! Great friendly atmosphere which I was very glad of being up there on my own. The 30 milers started an hour later and I think that was a great idea to avoid too much congestion at the start. Weather wise it was mostly around 12 degrees C, dry, it did rain for about 20 minutes in the middle but not too bad. Conditions underfoot were pretty much...
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STEYNING STINGER by BOSH Member UltraLuke

  2,500ft Elevation 3/3/13 7:45 Arriving at Steyning School in good time, myself and fellow Bosh Runner Andy make our way to the registration desk inside. After a small queue we collect numbers 150 and 151 for Andy. No chip tags today, just old fashioned write down our numbers at the aid stations. I spot a familiar face from the Thames Trot race, Lucinda run along side me for some of the way. We chat races and like me she has never done the Stinger before but heard many things o...
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Brighton Half Marathon by Bosh Member Luke Ashton

Brighton Half Marathon 17/2/13 8:15am Being a Brightonian, I only have to cross the road, and walk down the steps to the sea front, that is the start. Today is my 2nd Brighton Half and it has 50 or so Bosh-Run members running or spectating. I think we should be part of the sponsor! We all can be spotted in our matching tech tops. Walking down the sea front towards the help desk, which is at the very end of the starting pen, near the baggage tent. I hear my name called out and see Mark and L...
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Meon Valley Plod 21 miles by Bosh Member Keith Elshaw

Meon Valley Plod 21 miles 10/02/2013 10:30 start The weather forecast was not good, but we are hard core GRR’s we are not fair weather runners, so 15 of us turned up for the Meon Valley Plod on a cold, wet Sunday in February. I had not done this race before but I was convinced to enter it by Jennifer Desmoulins who said it was her favourite race. She also convinced Ian Pugh to do it by promising sunshine. Outcome? Never trust an American. I arrived early and met up with Sharon, Andy, Steve, S...
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Portsmouth Waterside Marathon 2012 by UltraLuke

23/12/12  07:45 Today is my 10th Marathon, and the last of 2012. At the Pyramid Swimming Centre, I make my way to the registration desk. It is dark and a breezy 11c. I am number 28 today. I help myself to some Cliff Bar samples. Paul from Ultra Tales E-magazine, calls my name, recognising me. I ask about his expectations for the race. He tells me to keep the reports coming, great reading and wishes me well. Outside I hear “Hey Bosher!” from Keith Elshaw part of Bosh-Run group. We have a...
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Run to the Beat 2012 Race Report by Lee Maxwell

Run to the Beat 2012 An early start as I had a long drive into London town with 2 sleepy children and an equally sleepy wife and wanted to get in before the traffic started. So a good clear journey of an hour was the perfect start, no hassle, no real queues and plenty of parking, this is going to be a good race ‘me thinks’ (maybe to prematurely). Queue car sick child to add missing stress. I had arranged to meet up with my former Boshers Messrs’ Parry and Rawlinson, but unfortunately the times...
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IcemanDan’s Beachy Head 2012 Race Report

By Dan Aubrey Well what can i say apart from that this was the toughest run i have ever done. I got there at 07:30 and got out of the car, it was Baltic conditions with a biting wind. I registered asap and i ran back to the car to warm up. In my opinion, the event is excellent value for money as i will explain a bit later. I dropped off my bag and as I was having a look around, I saw a big, warm, stretching / massage room aswell as toilets and changing rooms. Outside by the registration tent...
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