Autumn 100, Centurion Running. Volunteering

Yesterday I did my first stint of volunteering. and I really enjoyed it. I took on the 3am to 11am slot at Pangbourne for the Centurion Running AUTUMN 100. This was the aid station between Goring and Reading so, was the final station before the finish line.  I was a little concerned that the graveyard shift wouldContinue reading “Autumn 100, Centurion Running. Volunteering”

Running the Roseland Peninsula

When we go on UK holidays I am always thinking of running opportunities.  In recent years Cornwall has featured heavily and I have taken on the challenge to run as much of the South West Coast Path as possible.   This year we were staying by Towan Beach.  A stretch of the coast path which is around 43Continue reading “Running the Roseland Peninsula”

How to train your gut (and consume more carb) by Precision Fuel & Hydration

Getting the fuelling wrong can so often be the reason behind a DNF. As the endurance requirements for a race increase, so does the need for thinking about fuelling that activity. Usually the right answer is very personal and there’s no ‘one size fits all’ option here. The top folk at Precision Fuel and HydrationContinue reading “How to train your gut (and consume more carb) by Precision Fuel & Hydration”

The Sub 3:30 marathon Experiment

With the Brighton Marathon in 2020 being cancelled and the world basically imploding with COVID for 2 years, my plan after Brighton 2019 to break the 3:30 mark took a back seat. It’s not that I stopped running – just ask my wife or check my Strava!! But the organised events and in particular marathonsContinue reading “The Sub 3:30 marathon Experiment”

Pilgrims Challenge Day 1

Pilgrims Challenge is a multi-day event on the North Downs Way. Starting near Farnham and ending in Redhill on Day 1, Day 2 is the reverse. I signed up for Day 1 only, thinking taking a whole weekend out was a bit of extra time from the family, and I have a number of otherContinue reading “Pilgrims Challenge Day 1”

It’s not all just running, running, running!

“I run because if I didn’t, I’d be sluggish and glum and spend too much time on the couch. I run to breathe the fresh air. I run to explore. I run to escape the ordinary. I run…to savor the trip along the way. Life becomes a little more vibrant, a little more intense. IContinue reading “It’s not all just running, running, running!”

Wendover Woods 50 Miles

Since my 100 training miles had been slight. I had some races in the meantime (Bournemouth Half and The Great South Run) but the mileage and type of training undertaken had been minimal and flat!  I had been recovering from some aches and pains that my 100 brought on and whilst I had hoped toContinue reading “Wendover Woods 50 Miles”

Finding My First 100 Miler – August Update

Checkout the rest of my blog here 2 weeks to go: Well the time for training is over and with less than two weeks to race day what is done is done. No training is going to now get me more ready or prepared for race day than I already am. The key is prepare,Continue reading “Finding My First 100 Miler – August Update”

Damian Hall Training For A Mountain Ultra | inov-8

Damian Hall is about to embark on his fifth UTMB® (Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc) – a 105-mile ultramarathon race that incorporates a mammoth 10,000m of ascent around Europe’s most famous mountain. So how does Damian train for epic ultra running races and challenges in “lumpy” mountains? He reveals his secrets in this blog post. — ReadContinue reading “Damian Hall Training For A Mountain Ultra | inov-8”