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…

2013…lets get planning

Better late than never… There’s not been much in the way of running posts on here recently; I’ll blame that on my nagging foot injury, christmas generally and too much drinking. I have managed to have a 2 small articles printed in Trail Running Magazine¬†including an interview with the finishers of the crazy Piece of…

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…

Davos Swiss Alpine Ultra

29th July 2012 Davos, Switzerland 78km (79.4km this year apparently due to a route alteration) +/- 2600m This was my first 50 miler and an unknown distance, as previously the furthest i’d run was 38 miles in training. The week before had been pretty busy so standing at the start line on Saturday morning at…

Chamonix Mont Blanc Marathon

1st July 2012 Chamonix, France 26.2 miles I’ve watched Kris take part in this race for the past three years. Each year I watch him set off with nearly 2000 runners at 7am and then get the cable car up to Planpraz to watch everyone push through the final steep climb to the finish line.…