Category Archive: Race Reports

Apr 26

Virgin London Marathon 2010 (Humphreys 14th)

Humphrey finished his 14th London Marathon in a time of 4h49min. It was a great race….. Humphrey had the pleasure of meeting Abel Kirui (Kenyan World Marathon Champion) on Friday near Tower Bridge. He knew the competition would be stiff. Abel said there were lots of Camels in Kenya, but he had not yet met …

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Mar 01

Goring 10k – 28th February 2010

Humphrey took part in a wet and muddy Goring 10k on Sunday. Was quite slippery under foot, but really good fun as always. Finished in 59 minutes, not bad for the first run on the season. He passed quite a few tired humans on the hills of Goring and was well supported all the way …

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Apr 24

London Marathon 2006, Humphrey finishes his 10th!

Humphrey has done it again – on Sunday 23 April he finished his 10th London Marathon – and he didn’t just finish while it was still daylight, but he crossed the line before 5 pm. Not bad for a camel who made his first appearance way back in 1996. We sent our intrepid reporter to …

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Apr 18

Reading Half Marathon 2006 – PB at 2:06

Humphrey and Nics - Reading Half Marathon 2006

Sorry for the delay in writing my race report….my padded feet are a little tender after the run which is affecting my typing…..anyway here goes. I really enjoyed my dash around Reading on the 9th April. The field was bigger and crowd louder than previous years. I took up my position at the start amongst …

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Mar 02

my London Marathon track record

Humphreys track record over his last 16 London Marathons… I need to dig deep to recall my finishing times (wish I had the memory of an Elephant)  Year  Humps Minder  Time  1996  Jeff Farrow, Paul Nash  7hrs…?  1997  Jeff Farrow, Paul Nash  6hrs…?  1998  Jeff Farrow, Paul Nash  6hrs…?  1999  Jeff Farrow, Paul Nash  6hrs…? …

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Feb 26

Goring 10k, 2006

I took part in a super 10k race in Goring this morning (Sunday 26th Feb 2006). I was a bit unsure of the offroad sections but a kind marshal informed me the bridleway is fit for horses so it must be ok for camels too! It was a cold morning for the humans and I …

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Apr 19

London Marathon 2005

Duke Humphrey Road

After months of preparation and anticipation it was now time to put on my racing hooves and join the masses for the 25th London Marathon. I wasn’t able to follow Paula’s training schedule but stuck to her breakfast plan of porridge and honey on race day. I was fortunate to have been given refuge in an Inn near Blackheath so I only had …

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Mar 26

Maidenhead Easter 10 mile

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I was looking for an opportunity to get some additional training for the London Marathon under my humps, so chose to do the Maidenhead 10 mile race on Good Friday. What are these people doing? Where’s my friend Humphrey?

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Mar 06

Reading Half Marathon 2005

Humphrey and Belly Dancers Reading Half Marathon 2005

I took to the streets of Reading with 12 500 runners on the 6th March 2005. I was lucky enough to be supported by two beautiful belly dancers, Nicola Stapells and Jo Wiser. They were a great help in getting water to my humps, directing me through the crowds and carrying a bucket for charity…. It was a …

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Apr 18

London Marathon 2004

London Marathon 2004 - Humphrey the Camel at the start

The London Marathon is really the highlight of my year. This would be my 8th attempt at this great event and I was reading to break my personal best – 5hrs20 Simon Perry and Tim Lenderyou were my legs and I was supported by Geoff Clark (as “Mustafa”). There was a bit of panic on …

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