OCC 2016

OCC Orsieries – Champex – Chamonix 25th August 2016 55km – 3,500 metres ascent Tugging the borrowed hotel blanket over me as I attempted to get comfortable on the cold, concrete floor – I wondered, not for the first time, what actually possessed me to enter and run mountain races? Here I was, having caught…

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…

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…

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.…

Salisbury 54321 50k

12th August 2012 Salisbury 50k / 31m This race really kicked my butt today. I found it really tough. There are a few reasons why – 31 miles is tough! Also I think doing my first 50 mile race 15 days before had taken more out of me than I realised. It was also pretty…

Lymington Lifeboat 10k 2012

13th May 2012 Woodside Park, Lymington 10k Having had the whole week off after the Pony Express last weekend I was itching to get out and run this weekend. I did the Lymington Lifeboat 10k last year and really enjoyed it – now in its 11th year it has become a big race with 800+…

XNRG Pony Express Day 2

6th May 2012 Moyles Court School, New Forest 30 miles Thanks to XNRG providing ear plugs, I had a pretty good nights sleep in the school sports hall. Lights were on and breakfast served at 6am, walkers left at 7am, runners at 8am and elite at 9am. Kris and I had just made it into…