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

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

My Adventure Board – let’s make it happen!

Here's my adventure board! What's an adventure board you might ask? Well it's all the things that I want to make happen next - in no particular order they are: ♥ Interview Rich Roll ♥ Start making some vlogs ♥ Get an article placed with National Geographic ♥ Run across Italy ♥ Visit California and run along the Pacific Highway .... and this is just

My Adventure Board – let’s make it happen! 2016-11-28T08:25:16+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

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 thanks to a late entry and in just a couple

Thames Path 100 revisited 2016-11-28T08:30:09+00:00

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 - the first will include guides on Lake Como, Champagne and Berlin

Running Guides are on their way! 2016-02-15T21:55:13+00:00
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