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…

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…

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…