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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…

Pre-race Thoughts on The Pennine Barrier 50 Ultra Marathon

Well after a near four month hiatus from racing, the day is finally approaching and this Saturday at 6am, all being well, I will start the Pennine Barrier 50 Ultra. This is a new event from GB Ultras, the same team that bring you Ultra Great Britain, Liverpool to Manchester and Chester Ultra’s. Starting in Malham, we follow the same…

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…

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:…

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…

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…