PB Human Gear Test Laboratory – Hoka One One Mafate

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

Has My Fire Really Gone Out?

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?

Rowbothams Round Rotherham 50 Mile Race

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

You Couldnt Make This Up! – The Cotswolds Way 100 and my first DNF

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

Marathon Des Sables Kit – What Worked and What Didn’t

  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