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Pre-race Thoughts Ahead of The Fellsman 2016

Well we’re into race week for my second race of the 2016 season, the iconic Fellsman race in North Yorkshire. For those that haven’t heard of this race before, it’s a UK classic and involves 62 odd miles and over 11,000ft of ascent across the hills and fells of North Yorkshire. The race began as a walking challenge nearly 55…

Bring on the mountains!

So with the pleasant distraction of the ashmei ambassador day now in the past and while we await the decision of Stuart and the team, I find myself looking forward to what the rest of 2016 has to offer. After an awesome result at the Peddars Way Ultra at the end of January, I took February easy, running for the…

Race Report: Peddars Way Ultra Marathon 2016

As always to save those that aren’t interested the need to read my blow by blow account of the Buff sponsored Peddars Way Ultra 2016 by Positive Steps PT, here are the main highlights of the race: I finished the race in 7th place overall in a time of 07:38:09, smashing all my pre-race objectives and taking 1 hour 14…

Pre-race Thoughts Ahead of The 2016 Peddars Way Ultra

Well here we are once again. Its another year and I am staring down the barrel of my first race of 2016, The Peddars Way Ultra. Twelve months ago I had high hopes for this race but what happened was the total opposite, with quad issues and weather throwing a few curve balls to scupper my pre-race plans and objectives….

Race Report: Kings Forest 50km, October 2015

Well that didn’t go according to plan! I’ll get into the detail shortly but for those that can’t wait here is a summary of my participation in the Kings Forest 50km last weekend: Our household was ravaged with coughs and colds in the week running up to the race and by the Friday I was feeling quite unwell I knew…

Pre-race thoughts ahead of the Kings Forest 50km

So this coming weekend will see me running the Kings Forest 50km and what is likely to be (although never say never!) my final ultra of 2015. The race is organised by Kevin and the team at Positive Steps PT, alongside the Peddars Way and Norfolk 100km races that I took part in earlier this year. I’ll be honest, this…

Race report: Cumbria Way Ultra Marathon, September 2015

So as I sit down to start to write this report, five days have passed since I crossed the finish line of the Cumbria Way Ultra at 23:18 on Saturday 19th September 2015. I’ve fond memories of the race, my toughest to date, my legs are recovering nicely and I’m even considering a short run this evening – Editorial note:…

Pre-race thoughts ahead of the Cumbria Way Ultra Marathon

Well we’re into the final week before my next race and as usual I’ve jotted down a few thoughts about both the race itself and how my preparations have gone. The race The race in question is the Cumbria Way Ultra, a 73 mile foot race, following the trail of the same name, from the centre of Ulverston in the…

The Trail Ahead is Looking Long, Hilly but Enormous Fun

Summer may only just be drawing to a close but already minds turn to 2016 and beyond as race entries start to open for next year and, in some cases, fill up and close within minutes! As the sport of ultra running increases in popularity, so does the number of races available. However for some iconic races this popularity also…

Autumn Race Plans Coming Together Nicely

My plan was always to treat this year as two halves. I booked up a number of races for the first six months, culminating in the Norfolk 100 last month. Following this I planned to take the summer off from racing and if I felt up for it, enter a few additional races in the Autumn. Well within weeks of…

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