Races Abroad

Seville 2017

Twenty runners represented Mel's Milers at the Seville half marathon, a record number so far for a trip abroad. Under the clear blue sky and winter sunshine over 6,500 runners (mostly Spanish men with a penchant for compression socks) set off near the Olympic Stadium...

Balmoral Trip 2015

This year's "Race Abroad" contained no racing, just some fabulous running around Balmoral, whisky tasting and good times.

Nice, 3rd February 2013

The race from Nice to Monaco along the Cote d'Azur coast has to be about the most scenic route possible. 16 Mel's Milers completed the half marathon race on the day, with the other 3 in the group choosing to try it out a day early ! The sun shone, the vests came out,...

Verona, 19th February 2012

Seventeen Mel's Milers completed the Romeo and Juliet half marathon in Verona on 19th February, with support from three non-runners who made our travelling group of twenty the largest yet to represent the club abroad. Thankfully the snow of the previous week had...

Marrakech, 30th January 2011

Marrakech was more than a race abroad; for many of us it was an unforgettable experience. Staying, as we did, in the middle of the old Medina part of the city, our riad was like an oasis of calm amongst streets of chaos. Frequent visits to the souks resulted in much...

Lake Maggiore, Italy, 7th March 2010

The half marathon around Lake Maggiore was stunningly scenic with a nice flat course that helped towards some very good times and some personal bests for the ten Mel's Milers who completed it. In fact our ladies filled 7 of the top 10 places of British runners. How's...

Barcelona 8th February 2009

Barcelona provided a great destination for a weekend away and half marathon race, with plenty of interesting sights to see, Spanish culinary delights to sample, and a reminder of what sunshine felt like. The sangria and paella probably won the food and drink...

Malta 24th February 2008

The club trip to Malta was a great success with 1 runner completing the full marathon and the other 9 opting for just the half. Everyone appreciated the mainly downhill course, and most enjoyed the lovely warm, sunny weather. Apart from the running there was the usual...

Prague 2007

The trip to Prague for the half marathon on 24th March had the usual series of mishaps including a missed flight and lost purse, but otherwise our 14 travellers enjoyed a great weekend away in the lovely city. The 10 runners all completed the winding course with it's...