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 jitters…

In four days time, I will be lining up in Chamonix town centre with 2300 runners for the start of the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc – a roughly 100 mile (apparently more like 104 mile) circular race through the Alps with 10,000 metres of climb and a cut off of 46hours 30 minutes. I…

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…

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…