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”
2022 is past the halfway point so what’s happened and what’s on the horizon.
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”
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”
The Isle of Wight Ultra took 3 years to come around but it was certainly worth the wait!
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 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”
“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!”
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”
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”