26.2 TICKLIST

Whether it’s your first, or your thirtieth marathon, when you’ve got a race up ahead and life to juggle along the way, it’s easy to forget even the most simple things. We all have slips of the mind, it’s part of being a human. So, here’s a list or two for marathon day, pre and post race, in an effort to prevent any unpacked mishaps. This lowdown also applies to weekends away, but … Continue reading 26.2 TICKLIST

ULTRA MARATHON ADVICE

I’m no ultra marathon expert. I’ve ran three ultra races in total. Whilst my second offering up to longer distance may have been a surprise win, the other two were more like running picnics than races. But I guess experience is gained through trying. Whether you’re a veteran mountain goat, or preparing for your debut at the distance, here are 8 of my long distance … Continue reading ULTRA MARATHON ADVICE

THROWING CAUTION TO THE WIND : COUNTRY TO CAPITAL 45

Hurrying around the supermarket on a Friday night, I calmed the recurrent pre-race “What if I die?” niggle, and called my Dad.  In my attempts to settle some of the nerves that were dampening the feeling of my Friday evening, I was failing. “It’s alright, you’ve trained for tomorrow haven’t you?” He asked. “Errrr….” I thought. “Well, no. I’ve just been running.” Shit. What on … Continue reading THROWING CAUTION TO THE WIND : COUNTRY TO CAPITAL 45

DELAYED DECISIONS : COUNTRY TO CAPITAL 45

With a head telling me no, and a heart telling me oh go on then lass, get seeking, get muddy, doubt can go and do one, and delayed decision making can take a seat. On Saturday the 17th I’m running 45 miles of Country to Capital 45, from Wendover to London. I ran this race as my first ultra marathon last January, and was lucky enough … Continue reading DELAYED DECISIONS : COUNTRY TO CAPITAL 45

ENDURANCE INSPIRATION : VIV RUNS EUROPE

“What I really believe is that everybody deserves to have a place that they can call home.” Whilst our heads may subconsciously nod along to the compassion behind these words,  Viviane Joynes has taken it upon herself to take a belief and actively raise awareness to support it. On a global scale, the figure of forcibly displaced refugees currently stands at 51.2 million. That’s 51.2 million lives, … Continue reading ENDURANCE INSPIRATION : VIV RUNS EUROPE

HOOD TO COAST

In arriving back to London last week, I came home with new perspectives, bigger goals, and the sand of the Oregon coast still coating the inside of my trainers. I don’t really plan on removing it anytime soon, but when I do, the experiences and inspiration that I soaked up during Hood to Coast, won’t be leaving with it. From South Africa, to China, Canada, France, Denmark, the … Continue reading HOOD TO COAST

TIGER TAKEOVER : BRITISH 10K

On Sunday, Run Dem Crew pretty much took over the Tiger Balm tent, and ran for the Born Free Foundation, an international wildlife charity, working to protect threatened species in the wild. Faces painted, and a few of the crew in fleece onesies, who are bigger men than I will ever be, we set out to run 6.2 miles alongside an assortment of some of London’s … Continue reading TIGER TAKEOVER : BRITISH 10K