Browsing Tag

‘race’

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…

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: 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:…

Race Report: Norfolk 100 Ultra Marathon – June 2015

Quick Summary Well I made it! Sorry to spoil the whole report but I am so chuffed that I not only made it to the coast but managed to run all the way to the finish of the inaugural Norfolk 100, that I can’t keep the suspense building until the end. It wasn’t without its trials and tribulations. In some…

Race Report: Peddars Way Ultra Marathon, January 2015

As I sit and write this its two days since I ripped my page(s) from the book hanging from the sign post on the beach marking the end of The Peddars Way and turned for the last kilometre to the finish but still the race is burned vividly into my memory – what a race! For those that have been following my…

My Race Objectives for Peddars Way Ultra 2015

Well this time next week, all being well, I’ll have finished my second official ultra marathon, The Peddars Way Ultra. This is an important race for me, as it was a late entry onto my 2014(+) schedule to replace the cancelled race I’d hoped to celebrate my 40th year with. I’ve had a good build up and am happy with…

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…

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,…

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…

« Newer Posts1 2 3