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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…

A difficult decision finally made!

A few weeks back I alluded to a difficult decision that I needed to make in relation to the Coast to Coast Sportive next June (2015).  Well I have finally made it and have subsequently withdrawn from this sportive! This was by no means an easy decision, as its a sportive I have wanted to do for years and the…

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…

Next Ultramarathon in the diary – Peddars Way Ultra 2015

Well I talked about it for a while but I have finally pulled the trigger and entered the Peddars Way Ultra, at the end of January 2015!   With the loss of the Intrepid Duathlon from my race calendar, my training had lost all its focus and it feels good to get something booked in, all be it a while away…

A Tough Call but The Right One

Today I made the tough call to not start the Monster Half Marathon here in Ely. It was a difficult decision but definitely the right one for a number of reasons, not least the continuing injury. My decision was is in no way a reflection on the Monster Team and the great races they put on but as my Autumn…

Race Report: Grimreaper 40 Mile Ultramarathon, August 2014

This has been a while coming but with the launch of this site I thought it important that I included a race report from my first ever Ultra marathon, the 40 mile Grimreaper Ultra. It’s also worth sharing a little bit of background to my decision to enter the ultra marathon and the training and preparation, or lack there of,…

One Door Closes and Another Opens

This year I turned forty and during 2013 searched high and low to find a landmark race that I could enter to mark this milestone in my life. For a while I assumed this would be a Half Ironman but just as I was about to hit the enter button Monster Racing launched a new event called The Intrepid Duathlon…

North Downs Way 50 Booked!

My 2015 race calendar is starting to take shape, having just booked my place on the North Downs Way 50.  I’ve heard great things about Centurion Running and their races, so am really looking forward to taking part next year. The North Downs Way 50 gives 2 UTMB qualification points.  I am also hoping to take part in the Stour Valley Path 100km in the summer for another 2…

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