October 1, 2015

The Adidas Mi Coach team got in touch offering me a place in Berlin marathon in spring. I had not got a place in the ballot and am trying to tick off the World Marathon Majors – with Adidas looking after me a...

August 21, 2015

 

 

It's been a busy month with some notable highlights. Fresh from Bolton's wonderful Ironman UK, rather foolishly a sequence of events in quick succession meant little training in between.

First up was helping...

August 1, 2015

After following some people on their Ironman journey through 2014, in a rash moment, an hour before the start line of an ultra marathon last August, I entered Ironman UK.

It will be a new challenge taking me r...

June 30, 2015

There is an old Welsh saying “it’s raining Old Ladies and Sticks”, and after a few weeks of glorious summer weather, when race weekend was upon us, it rained Old Ladies and Sticks.

Not to worry though, a spot...

May 25, 2015

About 2 years ago, I decided to try a bit of open water swimming. The venue was Hawley Lake, someone I sort of knew, a triathlete called Charlotte Hanson offered to swim with me. I got in the cold dark water,...

May 1, 2015

The Marathon des Sables is a race of extremes.

 

This year was the 30th edition of the iconic race in the Sahara Desert, and the second time around for me. Participants do not find out the exact route until in...

March 28, 2015

As usual, races had been booked into the calendar without too much thought on schedule.. so when I realised there were 2 half marathons in quick succession right slap bang in the middle of Marathon des Sables...

February 7, 2015

 

Slight confession.
Remember that time when I told you ultras were not about numbers and times and minute miles, Well they are not. They are about the experience, the views on the trails, the people.


However,...

January 24, 2015

Cold dark nights and an excuse to eat more stodge.

 

After a summer of speedwork and shorter races, it was time to knuckle down and focus on the longer stuff once again to ready my legs for the Marathon des Sab...

November 24, 2014

 

 

 

“You cant run fast and run long, you need to choose one or the other”

 

That’s what I had been told. A couple of years back when the running bug took hold, for me, it was all about speed, minute miles, and r...

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