24 Hours in Edinburgh

The weekend arrived! I was down (or up) to work in Edinburgh for a HSBC Lets Ride event and worked out I had roughly 24 hours in the city, from rocking up in the van to hitting the open highway, racing for the border. I was up at 4am getting my Saturday long run in, […]

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Ben Nevis

Well, it’s that time of year again….or was. My annual pilgrimage to the World Cup at Fort William & a chance to stretch my legs on the Ben. I won’t lie, although I was looking forward to the challenge, in reality, my motivation was low. High temperatures, humidity, hay fever and a serious lack of […]

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Maverick Race inov-8 Original Somerset

Maverick Race’s inov-8 Original Somerset would be my third outing under the black and white arch. My first was one of the original Originals – West Sussex, where I came close to succumbing to heat exhaustion (click the link above to find out why). The second was the Hampshire round of the Dark Series, where […]

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The Pyllon Experience

With Pyllon (Paul Giblin) taking the win at Istria 100, part of the Ultra Trail World Tour, it was about time I posted my blog about the Pyllon Experience or #PyllonXP (look it up on Instagram/Twitter). Held in the depths of the Rothiemurchus forest, outside of Aviemore, Scotland, the Pyllon Experience was the first camp/training weekend/gathering […]

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Bob Graham Legs 4&5 Recce

With spring showing signs of finally coming through, after a harsh winter, I took the opportunity to run two legs of the Bob Graham Round, in the Lake District with friends looking to take on a round later this year. For those unfamiliar, the Bob Graham is a 66 mile, 27,000ft circuit of 42 of […]

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My Year – 2017

When I look back at 2017, it was a busy year on and off the trail, at times I may have stretched myself to the point where I began questioning my motives… but, I sit here, having looked through a stream of photos, in many respects catching up on 12 full on months. At the […]

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Wet Wet Wet

‘Always take the weather with you’ or that’s how it felt, having dodged precipitation for a few days, following prolonged unsettled weather at home. The reports showed a good day, but with a wet start in places, and as I stuck my head outside, the tell tale patter of light rain gently kissed my cheek […]

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Langdale Pikes

It’s been a while since I’ve run in the mountains. The last time the rubber outsole of my shoes touched rock was at the Salomon Ring of Steall, some 6 or more weeks previously. I ran in anger. Pressurised. It was a race after all. This was different. It was my terms. My rules. My […]

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Salomon Ring Of Steall Skyrace

This season hasn’t been a great one. A while back I posted a race schedule that quickly started to unravel from the off and the truth is, this is only my 3rd race of the year, where the 1st was spontaneous and the 2nd used as a training run. Since coming under Paul Giblin’s coaching […]

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