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/

Staying in? Some top documentaries and films about running that are worth a look 👍

Follow the link below to a great collection of documentaries and short films about some of the most amazing runners and endurance events you could imagine. Some great entertainment if you are finding yourself locked up inside for one reason or another!! http://www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/a20856267/the-best-running-documentaries/

Enough shoe reviews to make anyone happy in 2020

If you want to have some help finding the right selection of shoes for all the different types of running you could imagine then there’s a good chance that this link might just give you what you need http://www.runnersworld.com/uk/gear/shoes/a776671/best-running-shoes/

The benefits of trail running

I am a massive fan of trail running and this explains some of those reasons that trail running is a great past time. http://www.thefitnesstribe.com/benefits-of-trail-running/