I’ve got the bug & it’s a positive one

I’m back. What? Wait? You never left. True. I’ve been quiet. The last month has sucked. Not from a brand perspective, I’ve been fortunate to be sent some brand spanking new kit that I think many of you will be excited to read, see and learn about. When I say the last month has sucked, […]

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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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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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Getting back into the swing of things

We’ve all been there, flying high, then suddenly it’s over. Motivations out the window, energy to move is distant, the sofa and home comforts seem way too comfortable and the thought of lacing shoes seems pointless. This weekend I was supposed to race, heck, the Race Directors had invited me. The Race Directors had invited […]

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Fatigue

This morning was a struggle, in fact the week has been. Fort William (I was away with work at the UCI Downhill World Cup) knocked me for 6. Lack of sleep (hot rooms), high temperatures, high humidity, long hours at the expo, rides, training runs & the long drives there/back depleted my reserves I ended […]

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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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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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