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”

Finding my first 100 miler – July Update

Well let’s not beat around the bush, its now August, the race is 33 days away. It’s all just a little too real. I’ve done my miles, I’ve done the wet mornings, snowy ultra marathon distance runs, I’ve been up before many have gone to bed to run silly amounts miles. I’m prepared. But theContinue reading “Finding my first 100 miler – July Update”

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

GPS files (GPX Format)

Access (via DropBox) to some of my favourite routes. in GPX format. Download the file from DropBox and then upload to a GPX viewer or phone/watch etc. Botany Bay (Kent) to Ramsgate – GPX Brenda Parker Way – GPX Mapledurham 10 – GPX Race To The Stones –GPX Run to The Sea Bournemouth – GPXContinue reading “GPS files (GPX Format)”

Finding my first 100 miler – Nutrition

Right, this is the bit that fills me with most fear when trying to plan how I am going to get through my first 100 mile event. It seems that nutrition is one of the Ultrarunners biggest challenges. its the single biggest reason why people DNF in 100 mile races. So trying to get thisContinue reading “Finding my first 100 miler – Nutrition”

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