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My Review of 2017. A Year of Two Halves

Well that is another year wrapped. One that started so well and finished in a totally different place than I had originally planned. The racing year 2017 started quickly and within a couple of weeks I was into my first A race of the year, standing in a cold and snow laden Edale on the start line of The Spine…

Run Deep Feature: What I’ve learned about injury

In addition to my interview with LinkedFitness, I also had my first article published in Run Deep Magazine just before Christmas, all about my struggles with injury during 2017 and the lessons I have learned as a result. Below is a short exert from that article. To read the full version, then head over to Run Deep magazine, where you…

A Short Chat About Ultra Running

After weeks of silence on this site while I struggle with injury – more on that to come – its been a busy week for publishing articles in print on online, which I have been involved in. We kicked off the week with an interview with LinkedFitness, which was a joy to do. Below is a small exert. To read…

A change of track for my run into 2018

Well the day has finally arrived, one which I had been hoping to avoid but had slowly crept up on me none the less. In reality it was always going to happen but over the preceding days, weeks and months I had hoped against hope it wouldn’t be true. Sitting here now I know it was always going to end…

Running Into Summer With Injury Woes

It has been a little over a month since my last update, and before I write my pre-race thoughts ahead of next weekends Pennine Barrier 50, I thought it would be worth giving a quick update on what I’ve been up to running wise. Injury woes Injury has cast a shadow over most things since my last post. I have…

Spring Running Adventures and Exciting News

Its been a while since I’ve posted, so I thought it was worth sharing a quick update on where I am with my training, plans for the coming months and some exciting news about an upcoming feature on this website. More on that later! Spring Training and Running Adventures Lets start with the training. Dropping the LDWA Winter Poppyline into…

My Running Goals and Aspirations for 2017

Apologies as I’m a little late with posting my objectives this year, as I’ve been slightly distracted by my preparations for The Spine Challenger. As I outlined in my review of 2016, there were a number objectives which I didn’t make as much progress on as I’d like last year. Okay I admit it, in some instances very little progress…

Photographic Review of 2016

Happy new year everybody! Following on from my written review of 2016, I thought I’d do a quick look back at 2016, using the photographs I capturing while out running. For those that were here last year, you’ll remember I did a similar thing for 2015 and found it a really nice visual way to capture the year. In 2016…

Review of 2016 – My Year in Ultra Running

As the year draws to a close, I like to look back at my running year and see what went well and what went less so. In addition to allowing me to do a bit of navel gazing and celebrate the highlights, this also gives me a chance to see if there are any lessons I can learn and take…

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