Ultra Running and the “Starvation Zone”

Regular readers of this blog will know that I’ve had two DNF in the last two races that I’ve entered, The Thames Path 100 miler and the Sierra Nevada Ultra, Now there were mitigating circumstances but aren’t there always. The bottom line is that I retired in both of them. So I’ve had a long … Read more

Ultra Trail – Sierra Nevada

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 … Read more

The road to Alhambra

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 … Read more

ADVENTURERS CODE

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 … Read more

TRANSITALIA – The next challenge!

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 … Read more

Blenheim Palace Sarva Run

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 … Read more

Trans Italia 2016

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 … Read more