Training For A Marathon / Ultra Marathon

With the recent popularity of Trail Monkey and parkrun here in Jersey, I have been so impressed to see people starting out running a 5km, then graduating to 10km, half marathons, trail runs and on to marathons and beyond. It is amazing to see, and so inspiring to see the change that people have effected in their lives just through the act of running regularly. … Continue reading Training For A Marathon / Ultra Marathon

Arch to Arc Jersey August 2016

7am Saturday 30th July So its finally here.. Stood at the start of my latest challenge about to run 11 miles, swim 21 miles and cycle 260 miles – from Jersey to Paris in France. The challenge was called Arch to Arc – we didn’t have a Marble Arch here in Jersey so a specially constructed Jersey Hospice Arch was our start point, with the … Continue reading Arch to Arc Jersey August 2016

The Run Up To The Marathon Des Sables

So just over 5 weeks till the MDS and compared to 2 years ago when I was getting ready to do the 28th MDS I am a lot more cool calm and collected this time round. I recall a 2 year lead in to training for that race and sourcing, comparing gear, losing weight, worrying about which shoes, rucksack and sleeping bag to take and whether … Continue reading The Run Up To The Marathon Des Sables

RtRx7 The Aftermath – Or The Toll 7 Ultra Marathons Took On My Body 3 Months Later..

It’s just under 3 months after I ran 336 miles in one week, did 7 ultra marathons in 7 days and completed one of the most significant events in my life so far. Upon finishing the week my body broke down as soon as I crossed the finish line it felt, everything that had held together through the week suddenly sighed a sigh of relief … Continue reading RtRx7 The Aftermath – Or The Toll 7 Ultra Marathons Took On My Body 3 Months Later..

Endurancelife Classic Quarter June 2014

After the dramas of Transvulcania I decided that the only way to put the ghosts of my DNF to rest was to quit ultra-running altogether and take up scuba diving instead. Well that was my initial thought anyway, but then common sense prevailed, I realised I had about 14 pairs of running shoes, multiple rucksacks and buffs to work my way through before I could … Continue reading Endurancelife Classic Quarter June 2014