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Trail Running Road Trip in the Sun

One of the benefits of my job is that I get to travel the length and breadth of the country meeting clients. This means a lot of time on the road, which while not great for the hip flexors, does open some great opportunities to go exploring and sneak some runs in. Why spend the evening stuck in traffic or…

Long time no run, time for a Plan B and C!

Well for those that follow my blog you will have noticed that since The Hardmoors 55 I have been conspicuous by my absence. This was totally unplanned I assure you. Following the race I took my usual easy week to recover. A short 5km while in Edinburgh showed that the legs needed more time but by the following Monday I…

Ultra’s booked and other mad plans!

We’re only two months into the year but my 2015 season is already shaping up nicely.   Lots has been going on in the last few weeks, so I thought I would quickly bring you up to date on my plans for racing, training and this website in the coming months. Racing My next race was scheduled to be the…

A Quick Look Back Then On We Go – My Review of 2014

With 2015 now underway it would be remiss of me to not have a quick look back at how 2014 went from an endurance training and racing perspective and also to look forward to 2015. Looking back at 2014 So how would I summarise 2014 from a training perspective? Well there was lots of running, some cycling but very little…

My Thousand Mile Run

Yesterday I hit a total of one thousand miles of running in 2014! At the start of the year I set myself the goal of hitting 1500km, which was more than 500km higher than last year.  At the time I had no plans to get into ultra running but as the year progressed, this aspiration developed, culminating in my participation in the Grimreaper…

Get involved with The Montane Spine Race Film in 2015

Labelled as Britons most brutal race, The Montane Spine Race see’s athletes racing all 268 miles of the Pennine Way non-stop during The UK winter.  Next year (2015), Summit Fever Media have committed to filming the event but have also asked for public funding to allow them to extend their coverage and obviously improve the film. As a real sucker for…

Western Time, a Western States 100 Film by Billy Yang

There has been a lot of talk and expectation about the new film by Billy Yang, charting Sally McRae’s journey to and through this years Western States 100.  Western Time was released on YouTube earlier this week and it definitely doesn’t disappoint. Watch it below and be sure to subscribe to Billy’s YouTube feed to keep up to date with…

The Road Ahead is Ultra Long and also a Little Confusing!

So what does the remainder of the year hold and more importantly what are my plans for 2015? Well the year has not ended well if I am honest, with one race being rescheduled and my A race being cancelled altogether.  To cap it all I then suffered issues with both my ITB and TFL in my right leg limiting…

So what is Sky Running?

So you’ve heard the term Sky Running but what actually is it? Well it’s an international series of running races held in the mountains, with most events having a VK or vertical kilometre – 1km of ascent in as short an amount of horizontal distance as possible, basically straight up! – a mountain marathon and ultra up to around 80km….

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