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Race Report: Lakeland 100 (2018) – The Greatest Show!

2018 marks my third year travelling to Coniston and starting Lakeland 100. With one successful completion under my belt in 2016 and a DNF due to a hip injury in 2017, it was one all on the score sheet and I was keen to make amends for last year and move 2-1 up. I had entered Lakeland before receiving my…

Our Lakeland 50 and 100 Nutrition Plans (and the reality!)

This year’s Lakeland was a real family affair. In addition to my own attempt at my second completion of Lakeland 100, my wife Lea was running The Lakeland 50 and both our boys were also doing The Lakeland 1. I’m very pleased to say that it was a successful weekend and we all came away from Coniston with our t-shirts,…

Pre-race Thoughts Ahead of The 2018 Lakeland 100

I am not sure where I even begin with this one, such has been the roller coaster ride to get to this point. My build-up Twelve months ago I made the decision to travel north to Coniston for my second running of Lakeland 100. My original plan, to follow-up my successful completion in 2016, was a sub 30-hour attempt in…

Race Report: The 2018 HEINEKEN Race to The Tower

Well where do we even begin with this one? As I initially sat down to write this report, I was not even sure I could recollect all of the course, such was the wave of emotion and mental turmoil that I suffered during this race. Don’t get me wrong, the event itself is superb. Professionally organised by the team at…

Pre-race thoughts ahead of The HEINEKEN Race to The Tower

Well what a twelve months it has been! This time last year I was in my final build towards Pennine Barrier, having had osteitis pubis diagnosed but confident I could still start Lakeland 100. A year later and despite a great run at Pennine Barrier, my hips fell apart shortly afterwards. With a DNF at Lakeland, a stress fracture in…

New Running Horizons – An Injury Update

Firstly, many apologies for the months of delay since my last post on here. I am guessing those of you who follow me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Strava, will have been keeping up to date with my return from injury. For those that don’t, well here is a run fly through of what has been happening in recent weeks,…

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…

Race Report: The 2017 Lakeland 100

Well that went spectacularly badly! For those that read my pre-race thoughts on Lakeland 100, you will know that I was carrying a pelvis issue into the race but hoped I had done enough to get myself around the course. How wrong I was and on Friday night I experience my first ever race DNF (did not finish), pulling out…

Pre-race Thoughts Ahead of The 2017 Lakeland 100

Well here we are again, it’s Lakeland 100 week and my build up has once again been less than ideal. Last year I had flu to overcome. This year I thought I would up the anti and opted for four weeks off running throughout July with a painful glute/hip injury – fabulous! Lets wind the clock back a little. Build-up…

Race Report: The Pennine Barrier 50 Mile Ultra Marathon

Well that’s my third race of the 2017 season ticked off and phew, what a scorcher! Prior to the race I outlined my pre-race objectives as usual, and I am pleased to say that I managed to knock them all out of the park, finishing in joint 13th place in a time of 11:13. Right well that is the high…

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