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…

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…