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Some (brief) Pre-race Thoughts on The Berghaus Dragons Back Race

Well, here we go. At 7am on Monday, I start the biggest mountain race of my running career, The Dragons Back race, covering 315km over five days down the spine of Wales. I’ve struggled to write any meaningful pre-race thoughts all week, as this is a race that both excites and terrifies me in equal measure. For years I’ve wanted…

Race Report: Jurassic Coast Challenge 2019

Those that have been following me on social media or read my pre-race thoughts will know, I tried something a little different for this event. Namely, I took a GoPro with me and attempted to make a video diary of my three days of running on the Jurassic Coast. This was for two reasons. One, well I was keen to try video as an extension of the…

Pre-race thoughts ahead of The Jurassic Coast Challenge

Once again that I have been really slack at writing these last few months. After my confident declaration at the start of January that I would like to write more regularly, I went in the opposite direction and have written nothing at all. The reason? Yes, you guessed it, injury once again! As you can imagine, this got me quite down and…

Race Report: Lakeland 100 (2018) – The Greatest Show!

2018 marks my third year travelling to Coniston and starting Lakeland 100. With one successful completion under my belt in 2016 and a DNF due to a hip injury in 2017, it was one all on the score sheet and I was keen to make amends for last year and move 2-1 up. I had entered Lakeland before receiving my…

Pre-race Thoughts Ahead of The 2018 Lakeland 100

I am not sure where I even begin with this one, such has been the roller coaster ride to get to this point. My build-up Twelve months ago I made the decision to travel north to Coniston for my second running of Lakeland 100. My original plan, to follow-up my successful completion in 2016, was a sub 30-hour attempt in…

Race Report: The 2018 HEINEKEN Race to The Tower

Well where do we even begin with this one? As I initially sat down to write this report, I was not even sure I could recollect all of the course, such was the wave of emotion and mental turmoil that I suffered during this race. Don’t get me wrong, the event itself is superb. Professionally organised by the team at…

Pre-race thoughts ahead of The HEINEKEN Race to The Tower

Well what a twelve months it has been! This time last year I was in my final build towards Pennine Barrier, having had osteitis pubis diagnosed but confident I could still start Lakeland 100. A year later and despite a great run at Pennine Barrier, my hips fell apart shortly afterwards. With a DNF at Lakeland, a stress fracture in…

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…

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