2022 Quarter 1 review

I’m struggling to accept that the year is a quarter complete.  I’ve done one race, have a load more on the plan and only 75% of the year left.  Argghh. So what has 2022 delivered so far? In measurables, very little.  I’ve completed my first XNRG event – The Pilgrim’s Challenge.  A great 33 mile jaunt along the NorthContinue reading “2022 Quarter 1 review”

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”

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 – 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