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Thoughts ahead of the LDWA Winter Poppyline

Tomorrow is my birthday and as a special treat from my family I have entered the Long Distance Walkers Association (LDWA) Winter Poppyline, a 50 mile loop around North Norfolk. For a number of years I have wanted to take part in a LDWA event, which have a great reputation of being friendly events, well organised and open to runners…

Photo Diary of The Montane Spine Challenger 2017

As you will know by now, I am a sucker for taking photographs during my races. One thing is for sure, if the race is going well and I’m in high spirits there will be plenty of photos, if its not then there will be none. On that basis, as I look through my photos after a race it’s very…

Montane Spine Challenger – My 2017 Race of Highs and Lows!

Well it’s a little over 24 since I crossed the finishing line of The Montane Spine Challenger. I’ve managed to get some sleep – need some more! – clear my head slightly and start to sort myself out. A monster race report will be coming as usual but I felt it was worth getting a few thoughts down and thanks…

My Pre-race Thoughts Ahead of The 2017 Spine Challenger

Well its now five days to go until the start of the Spine Challenger and the nerves are starting to build. Actually I would go as far as to say that this is the most nervous I’ve felt before any race and I’m not entirely sure why. My training has gone well and I’m confident I have the fitness I…

Lakeland 100 Race Report – Part 2: The Crawl to Coniston

And so our journey continues! For those that haven’t already read it, you can catch-up with our exploits during the first half of the 2016 edition of The Lakeland 100 in part one of my race report. For those that are already up to speed lets get back to the action with our intrepid heroes leaving the Dalemain checkpoint. Leg…

Lakeland 100 Race Report – Part 1: Dashing to Dalemain

A hundred miles is a long way that’s for sure! To complement The Lakeland 100 my race report is also of epic proportions but with so many memories from a truly stunning course it’s hardly surprising I guess. A lot of people wonder why I bother with these reports, which can become ultra writing efforts in their own right. Like…

My Pre-race Thoughts Ahead of The Lakeland 100

Frustrated doesn’t even begin to describe how I’ve been feeling during July. As I outlined in my previous post, a bout of flu totally knocked me for six at the end of June and brought my training to a grinding halt. Okay, let’s start by getting all the negativity off my chest! We’re all doomed! At the end of June…

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