104 – My #1BagChallenge

104 6.2 miles around the Longslade Trail yesterday with the core team at Woburn Bike Trails, walking the mtb singletrack, inspecting & auditing for future works Gloves & a bag in hand, I was hoping the @trashfreetrails #1bagchallenge would be just that 10 litres was clearly insufficient – a 10 litre dry bag, bagel bag (edible not bikepacking)…

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What’s in my camera bag for a Group Run?

My bag of blueness stood out in a sea of ultra vests, bum bags & lean carrying systems at Maverick Run Project’s Chilterns 14 mile Group Run Many asked what was in the bag of tricks, which really isn’t that big on the back of a taller individual… I carried a few extras being one of…

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Maverick Adidas Terrex Frontier Series Chilterns 2021 – Two days with Marking Materials on my back

Racings back! Yes I know its hardly new. They’ve been back for a few months, Beth Pascall and Jim Walmsley had some epic runs at Western States and despite the calendar opening up (more so for elites travelling abroad), FKTs are dropping left right and centre with amateur and pro alike with some of the…

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We can all be Citizen Scientists

University, PhDs, serious s*** & sterile conditions are some of the things that often come to mind when the word scientist is used. However, I recall my school days wading nipple deep in a meandering river, taking measurements of depth & flow rates. It’s a really broad term and one I feel we can think…

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Shifting Trail Running Expectations

For years, many of us in flatter counties (including myself) have spent our time, energy & resources to travel to areas with mountains, elevation, waterfalls & features that appeal to our inner wilderness hunting compass. Often, we can neglect, forget or take for granted what is on our doorstep. It becomes too comfortable and/or familiar,…

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A year on the Trail – 2020 at Woburn Bike Trails

I know for many, positives are a hard notion to associate with 2020, after all, it’s been a year of mixed emotions, frustrations and denial of basic freedoms we have come to expect. However, within the thick fog of doom and gloom, there have been green shoots of positivity, breaking through loam, pushing organic matter…

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My 2020 Christmas Day

Purposeful Adventure With restrictions, evolving and confusing guidance, new laws, social pressure and a host of other variables that float in the subconscious, a construct of our current society, much of this our own interpretations and standards we set ourselves. We have all felt the strain of late, promises and hopes continually dashed, frustrations born…

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ROAM4 x MIND32 – 4AM runs are tough

I’m not going to lie, at round 3, 4AM on Sunday morning, I was ready to throw the towel in. Never have I set so many alarms that my I’ve been able to switch off in a semi lucid state, whilst remaining in bed, despite purposely putting the phone well out of arms reach. I…

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Roam4 x Mind 32

30 days of Movember is very much still alive I’ll be honest, November was hard mentally. I went in aware that the lack of daylight & being limited to households meant another period on my own, with the hope the challenge would give me a focus. It did some what, it wasn’t totally put to…

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My FIRST 100 mile running week – Centurion Racing’s ONE LOVE

The results are in and I DID achieve my 100 mile goal for Centurion Runnings ONE Love community week. It wasn’t easy, things definitely didn’t go to plan, but observing and adapting allowed me to push through the nagging voice at the back of my head and reach my target. Below I ramble on for…

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