Shona’s Story – 7 marathons on 7 continents

In November 2010, I ran my first marathon in New York, and despite vomiting and a fairly high degree of pain at mile 23, I really enjoyed it and I was buzzing for about a week afterwards. At that time, I thought I would only ever run one marathon. I thought it would just be something to tick off the bucket list!

The First Female Marathon Runner

This weekend around 45,000 people, men and women, will take part in the London Marathon. However 40 years ago the marathon was a male dominated event. In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to enter the Boston marathon as a numbered entry. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went […]

“If I can get fit – anyone can!”

Heart Felt Challenge by┬áSamantha Lyth –┬áRed Kite Services Follow me on twitter @redkiteservices It was 8:30am on a beautiful April morning on the Champs Elysees in Paris. Cars had been banned and foot power ruled as nearly 30,000 people waited to start the Paris Marathon. Way behind the elite runners and club athletes were […]