Its nearly time for the Arc 100 2023 and here are some of my thoughts that sum up my journey to the start line.
Let’s talk about shoes … One of my biggest uncertainties for the Arc Of Attrition 2023 is my shoe choice. I’ll explain my dilemma… The Arc is 100 miles long (and a few bits of change), it’s on the Coast Path of Cornwall with every terrain from tarmac to sand, mud to boulders and anythingContinue reading “Shoes shoes shoes”
Yesterday I did my first stint of volunteering. and I really enjoyed it. I took on the 3am to 11am slot at Pangbourne for the Centurion Running AUTUMN 100. This was the aid station between Goring and Reading so, was the final station before the finish line. I was a little concerned that the graveyard shift wouldContinue reading “Autumn 100, Centurion Running. Volunteering”
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”