Diary

We Did It! JAPES was launched at the Great Scottish Run. And that's only the first of many JAPES projects.
The Pilots, Crew and Runners had a wonderful day on the half marathon course around Glasgow. The weather was fantastic, the crowds were amazing and the whole experience was uplifiting for everyone.
JAPES thanks all of you who made it happen - from Clark (the schoolboy who started the Crowdfunding ball rolling with a donation of £1.30) through to all those involved in already projecting our inclusive ideal far into the future. What a journey we are on.

On Saturday 3rd September 2016, JAPES took possession of its (first) Joelette. This is the sight that greeted us when we arrived at the Bendrigg Trust in Cumbria to collect it. Thrilled!

JAPES OFFICIAL LAUNCH

1st & 2nd October 2016. Our official Launch Weekend will see JAPES' Joelette in action for the first time on the Great Scottish Run. We can't wait.

Looking ahead to 2017, JAPES will once again be visiting Glasgow on Fathers' Day, Sunday 18th June, 2017.

The John Muir Way Challenge for Japes - 5 Marathons in 5 Days - was completed on 8th August and 138 miles were logged.

 

The route spans 134 miles but there were two navigation incidents!

 

Whilst the JMW Challenge is finished, the journey is really just beginning

Sunday 17th July

Moncreiffe Hill Race 10K

 

Alexis Rose

 

Meningitis Research Foundation

Sunday 19th June

 

Mens 10K Glasgow

 

Great start to Fathers' Day

Sunday 12th June

Strathearn Marathon

 

A wet 26.2 miles. 

Sunday 5th June

Vale of Leven 10K

 

Race #4 (the final one) in the Polaroid 10K Series

Thursday 26th May

Dumbarton 10K

 

Race #3 in the Polaroid 10K Series

Thursday 19th May

Clydebank 10K

 

Race #2 in the Polaroid 10K Series

Sunday 15th May

Monklands Half Marathon

 

A local 13.1 miles for JAPES

Thursday 12th May

Helensburgh 10K

 

Race #1 in the Polaroid 10K Series

Wednesday 11th May

Antonine Trail Race

 

Visiting some of the terrain that'll be encountered on the John Muir Way, including Croy Hill.

Sunday 17th April

Great Edinburgh Run

 

10 miles through the centre of Auld Reekie

Sunday 10th April

Rome Marathon

 

Maratona di Roma

Sunday 27th March

 

Another multi-lap race. This time 21 circuits of the North Inch in the Fair City to a total of 50K. (Incidentally, this is close to the longest run on the five-day running of the John Muir Trail.)

Sunday 6th March

Meadows Marathon, Edinburgh

 

18 laps of the Meadows in auld Reekie. A great event and I was delighted to be able to go the distance.

Saturday 27th February

Glentress Trail Marathon

 

A challenging two laps were needed to complete the 42K marathon distance. I managed one lap to complete the 21K half.
I was on the bounce from a knee niggle and was a bit worried about my next couple of runs.

Sunday 24th January

Nigel Barge Memorial 10K

 

A fairly hilly second 10K for back to back races on the weekend. An up and down two laps that crossed the River Kelvin a number of times.

Saturday 23rd January

Buchlyvie 10K

 

A 10 K run to start the year off. Followed in quick succession by...

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