Apple and Rhubarb Crumble

Apple and Rhubarb Crumble When we moved into our new house we were lucky enough to inherit a fruit and vegetable patch from the previous owners, including a rhubarb plant. There are lots of great things that can be made with Rhubarb but my favourite is still good old traditional crumble. Filling 4 cups of…

Centurion Running North Downs Way 100

10-11th August 2013 Farnham, Surrey – Wye, Kent via the North Downs Way 102.7 miles, approx 3025m elevation Stats, kit and photo gallery below The sun had just set and a strong red hue settled in the sky. There were no runners around us and just for a moment we turned off our headtorches to…

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…

Chargrilled Veg Wrap

Chargrilled Veg Wrap Makes 2 This is more of an idea than a recipe but it’s quick to make and perfect for a summer dinner so I thought I would share. Other good veg to include would be asparagus, artichokes and red onion. 2 soft tortilla wraps 1 tsp olive oil 1/3 courgette, cut into…

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.…

Marathon Cookies

Marathon Cookies Makes 16ish, depending on size. If you are taking them on a run I recommend making 30 smaller ones as they’ll be easier to pack 1 ripe pear, peeled and chopped 1/2 tsp baking powder 1 cup brown sugar 1/4 cup maple syrup 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup…

Lentil Shepherds Pie

Lentil Shepherds Pie Serves 4-6 2 tbsp olive oil 1 medium brown onion, chopped 1 carrot, peeled and chopped 1 stick celery, chopped 2 tbsp tomato paste 2 tbsp soy sauce 1 cup vegetable stock 1 tsp dried herbs (I use thyme and rosemary) 1 tbsp arrowroot powder 3 cups cooked brown or green lentils…

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…