Ultra Running and the “Starvation Zone”

Regular readers of this blog will know that I’ve had two DNF in the last two races that I’ve entered, The Thames Path 100 miler and the Sierra Nevada Ultra, Now there were mitigating circumstances but aren’t there always. The bottom line is that I retired in both of them. So I’ve had a long … Read more

Ultra Trail – Sierra Nevada

Really excited to be back on the road again, this time to Granada, Spain for the Ultra Trail Sierra Nevada. 63 kms through the blistering heat and mountains of the beautiful Sierra Nevada. Fortunately we’ve had a heat wave here in the UK (i.e. It hasn’t rained for 7 days straight!) but my Spanish friends … Read more

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 … Read more

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