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Mont Blanc Marathon 80km 2015

26th June 2015 Mont Blanc Marathon 80km 82 km, ascent between 5628m – 7735m, highest point 2645m When I first shared this race profile, a comment I received was, “don’t worry, it only looks like that because they have squeezed it on to one page. It won’t be that steep”. I can tell you now…the…

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Centurion NDW 50 2015

16th May 2015 Farnham – Knockholt Pound, via the North Downs Way 50ish miles – 1700m elevation 13 hour cut off When I finished the NDW 50 last year, I was so physically and mentally exhausted that I didn’t do another race for 10 months. The goal for the 2015 edition then was to finish…

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The ‘Half’ Oner

11th April 2015 Charmouth – Portland – Weymouth 40ish miles This is almost my home race, finishing about a mile from where I currently live, so I was excited to finally have it down in the diary. It is a beast of a race, 82 miles over the pretty unforgiving South West Coastal Path with…

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Some of my favourite runs

A look back at some of my favourite runs since I started my blog in 2012. A lot of the photos were taken by Kris who runs most races with a camera and takes some pretty awesome shots along the way. This year we both have a place in the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc…

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Centurion NDW 50 2014

17th May 2014 Farnham – Knockholt Pound, via the North Downs Way 50.8 miles – 1700m elevation 13hr30min cut off Saturday was a hot day. Read any blog or race report from the 2014 NDW 50 and you will find that all mention the heat in some way. In fact it only reached 23c on…

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Essential nutrition for trail runners

Nutrition, the process of providing or obtaining the food necessary for health and growth*, is a vital element of preparation for any sport. For trail runners, many of whom run long distances over many hours, it is particularly relevant. Ever wanted to know why sugary sports drinks don’t seem to be having the effect you expect…

Gargano Running Week Monte Saraceno

Gargano Running Week

Here’s the answer to one of those questions that (might of) bugged you when you were little. What does it look like on the heel of the Italian boot? The area is called the Gargano Peninsular in Puglia and it is a fantastic place to run. Earlier in the year I attended a promotional week…

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London Marathon 2014

13th April 2014 Greenwich Park – The Mall Race report by Kelly You either love it or hate it. I know many people list ‘finishing the London Marathon’ at the top of their race bucket list, yet others state it would be their worst nightmare. Well, despite it clearly not being a trail race, I…

Shepherds Pie with Tempeh

Shepherds Pie with Tempeh

Shepherds Pie with Tempeh Yes, this is my second Shepherds Pie recipe and yes as you may have guessed, it is one of my favourite meals. Whilst the previous recipe calls for lentils and is quick to make, this is a little more complicated. Still, it’s worth having a go, particularly if you are unfamiliar…

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600 Mile Challenge

£3374 raised THANK YOU! In 2012, I decided to kick off my first year of trail and ultra running with a bang. My goal was to race 600 miles and in the process raise as much money as I could for my chosen cause – the children’s ward at the National Spinal Injuries Centre (NSIC).…