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…

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…

XNRG Pony Express Day 1

5th May 2012 Brockenhurst College, New Forest 30 miles *(32.5 if you are rubbish at navigating!) Registration was at Brockenhurst College in the New Forest and we arrived with plenty of time to park the car, drop our bags in the support van and hear Neil (from XNRG) give his Day 1 brief. He told…