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!”

Finding my first 100 miler – Race Day

6am.  Race Day.  No turning back.  It’s now or never. The car was full of refreshments and a change of clothes for after, plus all the painkillers you can imagine.  My pack, re-packed for the 7th time was hanging on the back of the chair.  My drop bag, with changes of socks/tops/food, additional first aidContinue reading “Finding my first 100 miler – Race Day”

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”

Tips for improving your uphill running technique

Decent article outlining a few things that might help build uphill speed. Worth a read. http://www.trailrunnermag.com/training/workouts-training/uphill-battles

How to run 100 miles

This is a great video. Anyone wanting to think about running 100 miles the. This is well worth a watch youtube.com/watch

Finding my first 100 miler – November Update

Click this for my previous blog post! Week 7 complete and November nearly out. Training so far has been fine.  Still feels like the calm before the storm.  Its noticeable that there are few rest days, but the 3 weeks hard effort and 1-week recovery is working out well. The slow start in October following the RunContinue reading “Finding my first 100 miler – November Update”

16-week 50-mile ultra-marathon training schedule

Want to run an ultra marathon? In 16 weeks, this training plan will get you ready to run 50 miles. — Read on http://www.runnersworld.com/uk/training/ultra/a774983/16-week-50-mile-ultra-marathon-training-schedule/