January 17, 2019

I had been to Japan before. Or at least I thought I had. Tokyo twice, once for work and once for Tokyo Marathon. Having explored the capital city I thought I had a real taste of Japan. Now I know different.

Th...

April 30, 2018

This was my fourth time back to the Sahara. This 250km self-sufficient race is very close to my heart. I just can’t stay away. Every time I’ve run it, there has been a reason to return. This year it was to fu...

April 3, 2018

After Marathon des Sables last year, I had a terrible cough. After a course of antibiotics it shifted. Presuming it was likely to be inhaled sand in my lungs, I thought nothing more. Fast forward to Chicago M...

January 8, 2018

It’s Boxing Day. Might of had too much port and Stilton on top of the gargantuan Christmas Lunch the day before. 

This isn’t stopping me or 600 other runners from lining up for the annual Boxing Day Beer Fun R...

July 27, 2017

Things are simply named in the desert. Stovepipe Wells.. where the stovepipe well is. Furnace Creek.. a creek as hot as a furnace, Badwater.. where a salty pool of bad undrinkable water lies.. and Death Valle...

April 19, 2017

What goes around comes around.

Sand dunes are not fixed things. They shift, grow and move with the winds. Running in them is both beautiful and difficult. Having completed both the 28th and 30th Marathon des S...

March 24, 2017

The world marathon majors are 6 of the biggest marathons in the world. London, Boston, New York, Chicago, Berlin and Tokyo. On completion of all the races you enter the Six Star finishers Hall of Fame and are...

March 13, 2017

As we walked towards the start line, someone said "Look!"

Two giant billed brightly coloured toucans nestled in the tree above. I'd never seen one outside of a zoo. However, this was not an unusual sight, we w...

December 20, 2016

When Centurion first announced a new race to its calendar all we had to go on was the abbreviated name (WW50) and a date (November).

We knew it would be 50 miles.. but WW? Winter Warmer? Winchester? Windermere...

December 2, 2016

Earlier this year Nice-Cannes marathon, now in its 9th year, was cancelled.
On July 14th France was celebrating Bastille day. In Nice thousands of family and friends had congregated on the main promenade to w...

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