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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…

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…

Running into the home straight of 2016

Well we’re into the final two weeks of the year and – maybe more importantly! – the final four weeks before my next race, The Spine Challenger – gulp! As its been a while since my last update, I figured it was worth a few putting a words down about how things have been going with my training and also…

Storm Clouds Gathering Over My Race Plans

Events, dear boy, events! I’m not big on political history but that quote, widely attributed to Harold Macmillan but disputed by many, sums up the last ten days for me perfectly. Normally at this point in proceedings I’d be writing my usual pre-race thoughts post ahead of this weekends Ultimate Trails 110km in the Lake District. Events however have changed…

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…

Cotswold Running Road Trip

This week saw another work related road trip and as always, another opportunity to break up the monotony of the journey for a running adventure or two in some new and hopefully scenic, locations. I was spending the night in Bristol, travelling down from Coventry following a client meeting. The Cotswolds was the obvious choice and a quick check of…

Running Movies, Visualisations and Data Fun

I’ve been playing around with the Movie feature on Suunto Movescount, which will take the GPS track data you’ve recorded and combine this with videos, photos and text you’ve uploaded, to create a short video of your adventure. A bit of fun and you get some interesting results. Here are a few I’ve made from some of my recent runs…

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