Ultra running and the concept of failure

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

Ultra running and the concept of failure 2017-05-12T21:31:54+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

My interview on the BBC!

Well I did it - I managed to complete my interview on the BBC without making a complete horlicks of it! It was fantastic day and great to get a view of what goes on behind the scenes. I was on with ballet dancer Wayne sleep (who was an absolute hoot) and bricklayer turned astronomer Gary Fildes who was a charming and very switched on

My interview on the BBC! 2016-11-28T08:26:23+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

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 being a rather dull and arduous past time. That all

Mind Body & Soul or how running can change your life! 2017-04-17T13:30:31+00:00

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 but it's not the same as having a real live

Yoga for runners 2016-11-28T08:30:36+00:00