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…

UTMB 2015

Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc 28th – 30th August 2015 170km – 10,000 metres ascent UTMB week in Chamonix is essentially a vision of heaven for trail runners. Surrounded by epic scenery, fantastic weather, an expo with every running item, shoe or gadget you could think of (even a stand personalising UTMB buffs!), elite runners…

Mont Blanc Marathon 80km 2015

26th June 2015 Mont Blanc Marathon 80km 82 km, ascent between 5628m – 7735m, highest point 2645m When I first shared this race profile, a comment I received was, “don’t worry, it only looks like that because they have squeezed it on to one page. It won’t be that steep”. I can tell you now…the…

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…

Some of my favourite runs

A look back at some of my favourite runs since I started my blog in 2012. A lot of the photos were taken by Kris who runs most races with a camera and takes some pretty awesome shots along the way. This year we both have a place in the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc…

Centurion NDW 50 2014

17th May 2014 Farnham – Knockholt Pound, via the North Downs Way 50.8 miles – 1700m elevation 13hr30min cut off Saturday was a hot day. Read any blog or race report from the 2014 NDW 50 and you will find that all mention the heat in some way. In fact it only reached 23c on…

Centurion Running North Downs Way 100

10-11th August 2013 Farnham, Surrey – Wye, Kent via the North Downs Way 102.7 miles, approx 3025m elevation Stats, kit and photo gallery below The sun had just set and a strong red hue settled in the sky. There were no runners around us and just for a moment we turned off our headtorches to…

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…

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…