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Race Report: The 2017 Lakeland 100

Well that went spectacularly badly! For those that read my pre-race thoughts on Lakeland 100, you will know that I was carrying a pelvis issue into the race but hoped I had done enough to get myself around the course. How wrong I was and on Friday night I experience my first ever race DNF (did not finish), pulling out…

Race Report: The Pennine Barrier 50 Mile Ultra Marathon

Well that’s my third race of the 2017 season ticked off and phew, what a scorcher! Prior to the race I outlined my pre-race objectives as usual, and I am pleased to say that I managed to knock them all out of the park, finishing in joint 13th place in a time of 11:13. Right well that is the high…

Race Report: LDWA Winter Poppyline 2017

Last weekend I was fortunate enough to have my forty third birthday coincide with this years edition of The Winter Poppyline. This is an annual 52 mile walking challenge put on by The Long Distance Walkers Association (LWDA), which starts from Aylsham in North Norfolk and takes in some of the best countryside Norfolk has to offer. After my long…

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…

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…

Race Report: The Fellsman 2016 – Brutal but Nice!

As usual I’ll start my race report with a quick summary of the race and then get into the detail. For anyone not familiar with The Fellsman, it is a 61 mile point to point self navigation race across the fells of The Yorkshire Dales taking in the peaks of  Ingleborough, Whernside (two of the famous Yorkshire Three Peaks), Gragareth,…

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