Do you write in a journal? If so you’re in great company. People as diverse as Kurt Cobain to Leonardo Da Vinci were great keepers of journals. The list goes on, Ernest Hemingway, Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, George Paton and my personal favourite, Pablo Picasso. Picasso used to…

Meeting on the bridge at Kinlockleven

I bump, literally, into a lady walking her dog on the bridge at Kinlockleven. “You shouldn’t walk using your phone, you’ll miss the view” she exclaims. I apologise “You’re right, what a beautiful dog” I say. ”yes he’s 18 and I’m 83”. “Wow – what’s your secret” ”I came here…

Camino-de-santiago

Having run across Spain from West to East (Atlantic to the Med) I thought I would try and replicate the feat but this time running North to South. I’ll write a post about it because it was an epic trip but the long and short of it was that my…

So the Riano Trail Run or panting in the Picos if you prefer – what’s it all about? Well if you want the short version read no further and just head over to the Terra Incognito website and book your place for 2019 now! It’s a fantastic, vibrant, demanding event,…

**As an experiment I have an audio version of this post – the link is at the bottom** As the plane banked steeply on the approach to Madrid Airport I anticipated what lay ahead – 50 miles of running through the trails, brush land and woods that surrounded the city…

The road to Cecina – So I had got to Day 7 and what should be my last day on my epic run across Italy. 260km and some 19,000 feet in the bag and just 40km to go; and what’s more I had been promised it was downhill all the…

It was still dark outside as I put on my running gear for the umpteenth time. It was only day eleven of my journey across the Pyrenees but I felt as if I had been running for ever. Although it was early I was glad to be leaving the hotel…

I had only been going for an hour and already I was tired. The previous day, day 8 of my adventure , had been tricky – the weather had closed in and I had got lost on top of the mountain. I finally found my way to the bottom after…

Blood, sweat and tears – a day in the life of an Endurance Runner I woke just after 5.00am – no alarm needed, my aches and pains providing the necessary wake up call. A quick shower and with teeth brushed I was ready for the next onerous task of the…