There were big events happening all over the UK last weekend as we ease into the Autumn running season. For the 16th edition of goats on the run we’re shining the spotlight on some of the many Lonely Goats who ran in Bournemouth, Chester, Loch Ness and beyond.
At Lonely Goat Running Club, all runners are welcome, regardless of the speed you run, the distance you run, the events you run, or the reasons why you run. This is why, in goats on the run we celebrate all achievements and shout about the runners who happened to catch our eye on our Facebook, Instagram and Strava channels.
Bournemouth Marathon Festival
The Bournemouth Marathon has established itself as one of the biggest events in the South Coast running calendar, with its associated 10K, half marathon and other events taking place over the weekend. Unfortunately, 2019 will be the last year the marathon distance will be run due to the increasing difficulty of sorting out a suitable route. Hopefully the remaining events will continue and go from strength to strength.
Thank you to Phil Benham for sharing the image at the top of the page, featuring some of the Goats who took part in the Supersonic 10K. The following Goats were among the many who ran in Bournemouth over the weekend.
Charlie Goldsmith, 5K, 10K and half marathon
Check out Charlie’s Instagram post at the bottom of the page.
Emily Rose, half marathon
Ged McFadden, marathon
Melanie Lovegrove, half marathon
Rob Williams, marathon
Tim Armitage, half marathon
The Chester Marathon has won awards for being the best marathon in the UK, and despite being a relatively small event, occupies an increasinly important place in the UK running calendar. Here are the reports from three members of the Herd who ran the 10th Chester Marathon.
Loch Ness Marathon
North of the border, along the shores of Loch Ness, this race has a strong claim to being the most picturesque marathon in the UK – if not the world! The atmosphere is great too, and a number of Goats turned up to enjoy the net downhill, point to point course.
This is an edited snippet from a much longer post from Kenny. Head to the Facebook Chat Group to read it in its entirety.
“My first ever marathon. 4:24′. So pleased that I owned the race. I had good advice from a lovely man who said ‘don’t go out too fast’ and then a lady on the downhills saying ‘just let the hill take you’. Between that and such good water and energy stations along the way it was a beautiful and highly recommended event. Hi to the yellow and green Goats I saw along the way.”
Chris Grabham, Cardiff Half Marathon
The Cardiff Half Marathon offers a flat, fast course around the Welsh capital. Just 1,500 runners took part in the first edition in 2003, but now hosts 27,500 runners. Chris was one of them, and this is what he had to say.