OK I admit it - I've been in a slump lately and I've lost a bit of my mojo. It's not that I've fallen out of love with running but more like running has fallen out of love with me and it's time to do something about it. The reasons why we runners gravitate to ultra running are manifold. It might be for the more
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Really excited to be back on the road again, this time to Granada, Spain for the Ultra Trail Sierra Nevada. 63 kms through the blistering heat and mountains of the beautiful Sierra Nevada. Fortunately we've had a heat wave here in the UK (i.e. It hasn't rained for 7 days straight!) but my Spanish friends have warned me that I ain't seen nothing yet with
If you are regular visitors to this blog you will know that I decided to pull out of the TransItalia Ultra next month. I got injured during the ThamesPath 100 and just haven't been able to put the miles in to prepare myself for the 266km, 50 hour dash across Italy. Never mind I did run across Italy in March albeit in a more leisurely
If you are an Ultra Runner then the likelihood is that at some point you have "failed" to complete the course. The sheer logistics and mental strength required to try and run 50, 60 or even 100 miles make it more or less inevitable that at some stage you will hit the buffers . It can be for a myriad of reasons, gear failure, getting
explore . expand . look . listen . no boundaries . inquisitive . self-determination . push . single-minded . enthuse . overcome . talk/ask . meet/greet . enthuse . will power So what's the secret to becoming an adventurer? The word 'Adventurer' is fast becoming the new buzz word. Every TV programme, every magazine article and every radio programme seems to be about 'ordinary' people
Well I'm nearly ready for this one Transitalia 2017….. in that I've got a flight to Bologna and a hotel booked at the starting point, Cattolica. Other than that preparations are taking their normal shambolic shape. For those of you who don't know about my latest adventure, I'm following up my romp across Spain via the Pyrenees by running across Italy. This is part of
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 - it was one of the very few places that I had encountered where the
If you follow this blog you will know that I try and do the occasional run for a wonderful charity called Sarvashubhamkara (or Sarva for short). They are a small organisation working with the forgotten people of the Indian sub-continent and get involved with local projects, education and bursaries. My friend Marlena Gibas designed some fabulous Christmas cards and we decided to put the two
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 night was falling, covered in scratches, cold and wet and I had had the evening
With the Pyrenees well and truly in the rear view mirror, its time to turn my attention to the next great challenge- running across Italy from the Adriatic to the Mediterranean - Trans Italia 2016. I've found a route that starts in Cattolica and finishes on the West coast in Marina Di Cecina some 350km later. It is based loosely on the Dall'Adriatico al Tirreno Team Relay