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

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

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

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

Moving Mountains

In the summer of 2016, just after my sixtieth birthday and inspired by one of my heroes, Catalan ultra runner Kilian Jornet, I decided to embark on an odyssey to the Spanish Pyrenees. I resolved to run the length of the Pyrenees from Cap Higuer on the Atlantic coast to Cap de Creus on the Mediterranean Sea. The run would cover a distance of 500 miles

Moving Mountains 2016-11-28T08:26:45+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