Beautiful Jersey In The Spring.. Bring It On! It’s a great time of the winter when the six nations rugby has started, the nights start to get a little lighter and getting out to do those runs seems to get that little bit easier.. It’s been an epic winter weather wise, even here in sunny Jersey, with gale force winds, flooded streets, cold mornings and … Continue reading In The Swing.
Hoka One One. Now there’s a controversial sentence in the world of running if ever I heard one. I like many first saw these and was not impressed. They look awful! But over time I have seen a few people sporting them at races and a friend of mine Leanne had bought a pair and reported that they were “extremely comfortable.” This piqued my interest … Continue reading PB Human Gear Test Laboratory – Hoka One One Mafate
So here we are a new year and a new base building period for the forthcoming calendar of races. I, like many others I suspect, took the time over Christmas to rest and recuperate both mentally and physically from running and to let little niggles heal and get straight for 2014. I also suspect like many others I might have put a few pounds on … Continue reading A Blank Canvas
I sit here after a great weekend away in Dorset and competing in the Dorset CTS Ultra for the second time and racing on that amazingly beautiful yet brutal coastline for the fourth time. Its been a tiring but great weekend away, ten of us from Jersey took part in the varous distance race offered by Endurancelife from 10km right through to the Ultra and … Continue reading Has My Fire Really Gone Out?
A week or so ago I passed a nice little landmark – 2013 miles ran in the year 2013. It was a goal I aspired to last year but didn’t make it falling short by some 400 miles in the end! It’s a pleasing landmark in a few ways really: Over the last 3 years I have been running “competitively” and I have been tracking … Continue reading 2013 miles in 2013
Round Rotherham.. Not the most inspiring sounding of races perhaps, and indeed when I first heard about this race a couple of years ago I wasn’t really tempted, but I also had heard that this was a qualifier race for the Western States 100, so a few months ago after a chat with my mate Leanne Rive a plan was put in place: We would … Continue reading Rowbothams Round Rotherham 50 Mile Race
The weekend just gone (21st Sep 2013) saw me take part in my first 100 mile race, the Cotswolds Way 100. The race totalling over 102 miles starts in Chipping Camden and finishes in the city of Bath, taking in beautiful villages, stunning vistas and some pretty tough terrain. I had earmarked the CW100 as my 100 mile debut from the early part of this … Continue reading You Couldnt Make This Up! – The Cotswolds Way 100 and my first DNF
Its been a little while since my last post. I think like alot of people who have done the MDS this year after the excitement and the focus of that and all the preparation that went into that nothing else I have done this year seems exciting enough to write about! That’s not to say of course that nothing has been happening on the running … Continue reading Been A While…
I have been back from the MDS for 8 weeks now and one thing I can truly say is that it has certainly left its mark on me! I remember the last couple of days in the desert just wanting the whole thing to be over, but as soon as the race had finished my initial thought was “I could have done better..”I have my sights … Continue reading Back In The Groove… (Kind of)
To get to the start line of the Marathon Des Sables took a lot of preparation. Both in terms of training and the equipment I used for the week. In the months leading up to the race I made so many decisions about equipment, then went back on those decisions then re visited them again with limited knowledge really about some of the equipment … Continue reading Marathon Des Sables Kit – What Worked and What Didn’t