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 … Read more

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 … Read more

Thames Path 100 revisited

Thames Path 100 revisited If you are regular followers of this blog you will know that last year I attempted my first “100 miler” and got to mile 91 before missing the last checkpoint! (You can read the whole story here ) Well never one to give up gracefully I’ve decided to give it another go … Read more

Mind Body & Soul or how running can change your life!

Mind Body & Soul or the connection between running and spirituality in the broadest sense – what a topic! I was a keen sportsman in my youth and a lover of the great outdoors – tennis, rackets, real tennis and skiing but running never really figured in my repertoire and it always struck me as … Read more

Yoga for runners

Exciting times! I’ve read so much about how Yoga for runners can improve your running experience, that I’ve decided to take the plunge an I’ve got my first “hot yoga” class today. So I hope Studio 42 in sunny Reading is ready for me I’ve been watching some YouTube videos with the excellent Esther Ekhart yoga … Read more

Running Guides are on their way!

The first three Running Guides are on their way! I’ve been working hard(‘ish) on the country running guides over the last few weeks and the first three will be available very soon. They are going to be packed with information from all the countries we’ve visited and run in over the last 18 months – … Read more

A big thank you to our supporters

Success & thank you to our supporters! In case you still haven’t heard we finished our epic #8marathons8countries8days – 3,000 miles of driving, 12 countries visited and 209 miles run! We are going to re-live the whole journey for you here and through our Twitter and Tumblr but in the meantime it’s time to say … Read more

8 Marathons 8 Countries 8 Days!

Well we did it – 8 Marathons 8 Countries 8 Days! Crossing 12 countries, driving 3,000 miles, and running a marathon a 8 day for 8 consecutive days in 8 different countries meant that we had achieved our goal – #8marathons8countries8days It was tough but wow what fun and we have such a fantastic adventure to … Read more

My marathon journey

I’m often asked how my marathon journey started – well here’s the story, warts and all … “Do you want any help with your bag Andrew”, one of my workmates asked as I stood, bent over the railings, halfway up the metal staircase. “I’ll be fine thanks” I replied as I continued my slow, painful progress … Read more