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…

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…

Endurance Life Coastal Series Exmoor Ultra

14th April 2012 The Hunters Inn, Heddon Valley, Exmoor 34.1 miles, 7000ft(ish) ascent/descent As soon as we rocked up to the Hunters Inn I could see that this race was going to deliver its level 5 rating, the toughest in the Coastal Series, just by looking at the steep hills on both sides of the…

New Forest Festival of Running women’s 10k

10th March 2012 Red Shoot Camping Site, New Forest 11k (ish) The inaugural New Forest Festival of Running, organised by Naked Strength, was held last weekend and with races ranging from 5k to 100k. I decided to enter the women’s 10k as it is rare to find women’s specific races and the shorter distance meant…