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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9 Days in Chamonix – Part Deux

The show goes on. My quads hurt. Boy, the heads of my quads at my knees were tender. I couldn’t tense them, they’d taken a bashing on Day 1. Ahh. Cereal, coffee, electrolytes, car. Off for more. Mike drove us to Chamonix, where the main road was in grid lock. The Mont Blanc tunnel was […]

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9 days in Chamonix – Part 1

I’m currently in Chamonix, out training with Mike Jones of Apex Running, as he prepares for UTMB at the end of the month. Now, I’ve landed on my feet and I’m house sitting (technically Mike is, but I’m helping), which has kept the costs right down and allowed me to stay out in the valley […]

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#DoMoreWithNikwax

Nikwax. Those bottles of garment cleaner and reproofer, the majority of us, at a guess, do not use enough to take care of technical wear, such as waterproofs and base layers. It feels counter intuitive to heat up a shell jacket, once applied, but something to take into consideration…. textile manufactures do this at the […]

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Mentally stronger

It sucked. I was down. Fuck. What was the point? Scafell Sky Race had been one of my two main goals for 2018. I knew I stood no chance of a GBR jersey, or even a top placing, but the culmination of a years work with Pyllon and a test in the mountains was high […]

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South West Coast Path

Damian Hall set the Fastest Known Time in 2016 for completing the 630 mile South West Coastal Path, in 10 days, 15 hours and 18 minutes. I would be running a 10 mile and a bit out and back from Mevagissey to Charlestown (and a bit extra). In this run, I’d discover that Damian is […]

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Winter Run Commuting

Getting miles in winter can be a tough ask and at times, the conditions can be punishing, on top of constant darkness. For those with a lot of organisation, it can be like a normal run with kit left in the office/place of work, which allows you to run with minimal kit and in many […]

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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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