Ultra-Trail Snowdonia – The Interview

Answers by Michael Jones x Images John Shedwick Photography A couple of weeks ago I headed north west to Snowdonia, the setting place for a race which is gaining much intrigue within the UK ultra community. Meeting up with Race Director Michael Jones, who I last saw at the Salomon Ring of Steall, we spent the […]

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How NOT to run a Night Race

You may think I’m about to contradict myself, given I came 5th at Maverick Race Silva Dark Series Hampshire at the weekend. As results go, it’s my second best finishing position since I was a teenager – winning a college 5K in a an Elf suit when I was 17….. oh yes, it happened! The […]

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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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Trail Marathon Wales 

After shooting Run Coed Y Brenin’s a day with Anna frost last year, I really wanted to explore more of the trails in a race environment. I’d run the half marathon course in-between shoots, so logically decided to sign up to the marathon in June. Trail Marathon Wales in set in the forests of Coed […]

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XNRG’s South Downs Way Devil’s Challenge

The inaugural Devil’s Challenge took place on the 29th April to 1st May, across 97 miles of the South Downs Way. Broken into 3 stages, the competitor with the lowest accumulated over the 3 days would win. The South Downs Way runs from Winchester in Hampshire, through to Eastbourne in East Sussex, covering 100 miles […]

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Greenway Challenge

  For someone who writes about running, loves running, photographs running….. this year I haven’t been doing a lot of running. Between photography, illness, work and getting this website getting in better shape, running’s not been as regular as I would like. I’m a bad one of regular training sessions, I plan it in my […]

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Great Edinburgh XC

After many years of watching the race on TV, we travelled up to Edinburgh for a long weekend, focused around watching the elite events. For a city, Edinburgh is a trail runners dream, with Arthur’s Seat providing elevation, close proximity to mountains and undulating streets. Speaking to Eoin Lennon, 5th 2016 British Ultra Champs, told me […]

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17 Race Schedule

Below is my preliminary race schedule for the year ahead. Now, I wont be going for the win or a podium, I enjoy entering races for the challenge they provide and the opportunity to meet like minded nutters 😉 If you’re at any of the below give me a shout! 11th February – XC with […]

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Shooting UTMB

Sometimes you dream up a plan and it never comes to fruition. Other times it escalates. This was one of the latter. I had come up with the idea of flying over to Chamonix and shooting UTMB, the Ultra Trail Du Mont Blanc from the town, while taking my partner on a holiday. I received accreditation, […]

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