5 Winter Essentials

It’s that time of the year that your inbox is being bombarded with Sales from your preferred brands and shops, % signs are everywhere and those fortunate to receive some money may be thinking of splashing out. This is not a guide to where and what to get, this is an alternate 5 things that […]

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Podcast of the Week – Episode 4

I like things informal when heading on a run or drive, it keeps things light, the mood high and movement relaxed. But I like to learn, engage and better myself. Jocko Podcast is the creation of Jocko Willink, former US Navy Seal Officer turned leadership instructor and coach, working with businesses and first responders, founder […]

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It’s getting cold & wet

What happened? It’s been abnormally hot and the reality of October has finally set in. Storm Callum or no Callum, winds have picked up, temperatures have plummeted (to where they should be) and rain, a distant memory of March 2018, has returned. Who knows what to make of it? For the first time in recent […]

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Shooting Ultra Trail Wales

The inaugural running of Ultra Trail Wales. There’s something special about the first version of anything in life. The courage of the people behind it, in this case the Race Directors. The intrepid explorers, not afraid to take on the unknown, choosing to take this path instead of those already tried and tested…. the runners. […]

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Where have I been?

Well, I haven’t been on here for a while. Some of you may have noticed, I’m sure others are coming to the realisation it’s been a damn long time since you scrolled through some Mackeddie made content. The truth I’ve been busy. On coming back from Chamonix, I ran in North Wales with Ant from […]

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Heart of Snowdonia

The Heart of Snowdonia run wasn’t my idea, it was a good friend Anthony Oram‘s. Now, this day summed up to me why I have such a deep love for the sport and pursuit of trail running. Why I spend so much of time on the trails, reviewing gear and taking photos. The people. The […]

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9 Days in Chamonix – Part Cinq

The final chapter. Saved the biggest day till last. Looking at the stats over the past 6 days, I knew I was at 75.77 miles. 20 odd more than I’d ever run in a week before. Could I push it out to 100? Speaking to Mike, he recommended I visit Lac Blanc and get transport […]

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9 Days in Chamonix – Part Quatre

Hills, Hills, Hills! You’re in a hilly place, so it’s only right you get given a hill session by the coach. A favourite session of mine and finally, I didn’t have to worry about topping out too soon or the fact the hill may not be steep enough. No photos. A tarmac road, nice houses, […]

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