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

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

100K : PRE RACE THOUGHTS

I’m naturally a worrier.  Always have been, and always will be. But in the run up to Race to the Stones, I’ve tried my best to push that little bugger aside, and not panic about the miles ahead. This was all going swimmingly, until I woke up this morning from a crap night’s sleep with nerves sloshing around in me. I haven’t really felt frightened, … Continue reading 100K : PRE RACE THOUGHTS

TIME TO TAPER ON DOWN : 3 WEEKS TO GO

This weekend’s long run was was fuelled by rum and ginger beer, and hydrated by a torrential downpour or two. 34 or so delightful miles around and about town, and the longest of my training runs in the bag. Three weeks and counting until we take to the hills for Race To The Stones, where I’ll be packing as much Mancunian pride as I can. … Continue reading TIME TO TAPER ON DOWN : 3 WEEKS TO GO

MY FIRST ULTRA : COUNTRY TO CAPITAL 45

The most challenging, yet enjoyable, and inspiring run for me so far, and for that, I have these gentlemen to thank. Peter, Jason, Daniel, and Tom, it was an absolute pleasure. I couldn’t have done this race as a lone ranger, and I have a lot of respect for people that do Ultra Marathons alone. Running for 8+ hours on muddy trail and towpath, wasn’t … Continue reading MY FIRST ULTRA : COUNTRY TO CAPITAL 45