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 have warned me that I ain't seen nothing yet with

Ultra Trail – Sierra Nevada 2017-07-02T19:39:48+00:00

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 run across Italy in March albeit in a more leisurely

The road to Alhambra 2017-05-21T07:31:05+00:00

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 and every radio programme seems to be about 'ordinary' people

ADVENTURERS CODE 2017-05-10T08:55:19+00:00

My first podcast!

Yes my first podcast! – the other day I got an opportunity to be a guest on the Todd Nevins “Go Hunt Life” podcast. I didn’t know quite what to expect but Todd was so easy going that the whole experience was a blast. It’s amazing to think that he was somewhere in Texas and I was several thousand miles away sitting in my kitchen

My first podcast! 2017-04-17T13:26:34+00:00

The road to Cecina

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 way and the sun might even come out too. I trotted through the cobbled streets

The road to Cecina 2017-04-17T13:28:00+00:00

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 the Pyrenees by running across Italy. This is part of

TRANSITALIA – The next challenge! 2017-04-16T12:48:21+00:00

Running on the edge

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

Running on the edge 2016-12-21T22:03:44+00:00

Orla the dog

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

Orla the dog 2016-11-28T08:24:55+00:00

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 later. It is based loosely on  the Dall'Adriatico al Tirreno Team Relay

Trans Italia 2016 2016-11-28T08:24:37+00:00

Blood, sweat and tears

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 day - trying to find some clean running gear or perhaps I should say the

Blood, sweat and tears 2016-11-28T08:24:20+00:00
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