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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,…

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…

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:…

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