Category Archive: Race Reports

Apr 26

London Marathon 2016 – Race Report


I finished my 20th London Marathon for WaterAid in a time of 4hr48min (but we all know its not all about the time!) I met some wonderful and wacky characters along the way and the crowd gave me all the support I needed! I’ll include a few photos of my dash through the streets of …

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Apr 27

London Marathon 2015

Humph and the sheik_LM2015

London Marathon 2015 result Completed in 5hrs 2mins 12secs So far Humphrey has raised over £4100 but you can still sponsor and help him to raise more money for WaterAid either by completing the paper sponsorship form or going online to: Thanks to everyone for all your support! my sprint finish (via CamelCam), as …

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Mar 23

Reading Half Marathon 2015 – Race Report

Fantastic crowd support right round the course!

I finished the Reading Half in 2:02:20 (time isn’t everything, unless you are a runner!) I had a fantastic day racing through the streets of Reading. The crowds were fantastic. Hopefully you get a glimpse of the cheers and support I received from the excellent Camel Cam footage Abu managed to shoot from his perch …

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Mar 01

Goring 10k – 2015


Finished the Goring 10k in 58:50. Was a lovely sunny day, bit of a chill in the air and a cross wind, but tucked my ears back and pressed on. “Sheikh-a-leg” was very happy with my performance. I had Abu the Monkey along for the ride, to spur me on and to take a few …

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Apr 22

London Marathon 2013

2013 London Marathon Start on the BBC

Headline: I finished my 17th London Marathon in a time of 4hrs48min! After a 5am start, muesli and chaufered drive (for top althetes) into London, I made my way the Greenwich and the Red start. Before I could stretch and warm up the paparazzi were gathering round and everyone wanted my picture and a quick …

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Apr 23

London Marathon 2012

Humphrey in full flight

I finished my 16th London Marathon for WaterAid in 4hrs59min. Was a super day… I’ll try write a full race report once my feet have recovered! Thanks for all the support and well wishes. We are up to £3815 and would love to hit the £4000 mark. If you would like to contribute to a …

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Apr 01

Reading Half Marathon 2012

I finished the Reading Half Marathon in a time of 2:03min. It was a lovely sunny day with a cool breeze – perfect race conditions for a camel. I had quite a duel with three Gingerbread men, but I managed to finish them off and push on. Mustafa led me on and helped keep the …

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Apr 19

London Marathon 2011

On Sunday the 17th April 2011 I ran my 15th London Marathon for WaterAid. I lined up at the back of the Red start in pen 9 with my friends the Rhino’s, a Lion, and a whole herd of Humans. The air was thick with nervous energy. My Sheik Mustafa (Ant Tyler) ran alongside to …

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Mar 28

Reading Half Marathon 2011

Sorry for the late race report (my padded feet get stuck in the keyboard sometimes and I get writers block). I completed this years Reading Half Marathon in a time of 02:06:16. I was pretty pleased with my pretty consistent split times: 5K – 00:30:11 10K – 00:59:03 15K – 01:30:45 20K – 02:00:12 I …

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Mar 11

Goring 10K – 2011

I got a chance to test my legs this weekend at the Goring 10K. It was a chilly but sunny day, and there was the usual friendly village feel, with about 1000 runners (mostly human). I really enjoy this race, I think it was my 6th race and I’ll always come back for more. Felt …

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