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

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

Visca Catalunya!

Visca Catalunya - long live Catalonia! Catalonia - home to the breathtaking Pyrenees, the vibrant city of Barcelona and the gorgeous beaches of the Mediterranean, it really is the region that has it all. And of course it's a runners' paradise too, not surprising when you consider its most famous citizen is the great Kilian Jornet! But it's not Barcelona or the sandy beaches of

Visca Catalunya! 2016-11-28T08:26:09+00:00

The great Sarva Pyrenees run – we did it!

Last Sunday, 3rd July 2016 at 5:45pm I wended my way up the final few yards of volcanic path to the Cap de Creus lighthouse and the end of my epic run across the Spanish Pyrenees. The azure blue of the Mediterranean Sea was on my right and to my left 524 miles of one of the most spectacular mountain ranges in Europe - the

The great Sarva Pyrenees run – we did it! 2016-11-28T08:27:00+00:00

Pyrenees – a mission!

Running with a purpose I admit it! I run for the shear enjoyment of it and the huge diversity it offers, the challenge, the excitement, the peace, the tranquility, pitting your wits against the elements, connecting with nature, overcoming physical and mental barriers and yes the escape too. However a chance meeting last week has given a new purpose to my Pyrenean Adventure. My Sister

Pyrenees – a mission! 2016-11-28T08:29:04+00:00

Road to Berlin

#8marathons8countries8days - Road to Berlin   What possessed us to try and run 8 marathons in 8 countries in 8 days I'll never know - suffice is to say that we are always up for a challenge and there didn't seem to be a bigger one than that! My running partner, Marlena, and I picked up our trusty Landrover from Blue Moose Graphics who were

Road to Berlin 2016-11-28T08:29:24+00:00
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