Chamonix Mont Blanc 80km

28th June 2013 Chamonix Mont Blanc 80km 6044 metres ascent It’s Sunday and I’m still struggling to recover from what was an incredible and tough race. Each year, on the last weekend in June, Chamonix is filled to the brim with trail runners from all over the world. This year the organisers added an 80km…

Poole 10k and the Puddletown Plod 20k

Since the cancelled Maxi Race, I’ve managed to get two local races in, the Poole 10k and Puddletown Plod 20k. Poole 10k The Poole 10k is part of the Poole Festival of Running and has become one of the biggest 10k races in the south. It is a two lap route taking in Poole and…

Cancelled Maxi Race

This has been a bit of a strange week for me running wise. Kris and I turned up to Lake Annency last weekend expecting (although not ready in my case!) to run the 83km Maxi Race. On arrival the weather was pretty dismal, it had been raining solidly for the last four days with snow…

Lymington Lifeboat 10K 2013

12th May 2013 Lymington, Hampshire 10K This was my first race since the Bournemouth Bay Half Marathon a month ago. I haven’t been running too much in the last few weeks, mainly doing a short run in the week and one long run at the weekend as i’m just too busy to fit more in.…

Bournemouth Bay Half Marathon 2013

Bournemouth Bay Half Marathon 7th April 2013 Bournemouth Pier 13.1 miles This was my second year tackling my local half marathon, run by the British Heart Foundation. Considering I arrived late, without my number and timing chip and with a tantruming child in tow, I’m surprised I made it to the start! I wasn’t sure…

Endurance Life CTS Sussex 2013

23rd March 2013 Birling Gap, Sussex 27.2 miles, 4218ft ascent/descent A year ago I ran my second ever trail marathon at this event. The weather was amazing and despite a bit of an injury, I had a really good day. I had been looking forward to running here again, although this time I had entered…

Transgrancanaria Marathon 2013

1st March 2013 Garanon to Las Palmas, Gran Canaria 26.2 miles, 4000m +/- Gran Canaria- a Thomas Cook holiday destination of choice; sandy beaches, glorious national park and a good climate year round. My enduring memories of the island: running on a dry riverbed, heat, falling over, watching for several hours as every runner came…

Gore Tex Transalpine 2012

Wow. We did it. What an epic race. When Kris first entered me way back in December, I didn’t know much about the race. He wanted to do it, he needed a partner, I fit the bill. I only really looked at the course route and profile the week before and even then I hadn’t…

Gore Tex Transalpine Update

This is just a quick update for anyone following the blog. Last Saturday, Kris and I started the Transalpine Race in Ruhpolding, Germany. The challenge: to run across the Alps in 8 days, on a route of 200 miles with over 15,000m of ascent. Day 1 saw us run 50km from Ruhpolding to St Johann…