100 miles – ultra fit

I want to be able to run 100 miles in under 24 hours. There. I have said it. It is out of the bag. 4 years ago I didn’t know that it was even possible to run that far. A marathon seemed impossibly strenuous. Now that I can happily (fairly happily) run a marathon distance…

TR24 2013 Race Report

The Adidas Thunder Run is the Glastonbury of running. When you arrive on the morning of the race you see field after field of tents, port-a-loos and campfires. Instead of stages you have 10km (6.2 miles) of running track looping around the site and through the woods and instead of music fans you have teams…

The Injured Runner

Another summer and another injury. This time last year I was smashed into from behind while driving and ended up with whiplash that stopped me running until September. This year I was 19 miles into a 20 mile run when I stepped off a curb and went over on my ankle. I have spent the…

Running of the Dogs (part one)

My wife loves running. She loves our dogs. She loves running with the dogs. Me? Well I love running and them but am less convinced the two should always go together. “Why?” I hear you ask – well I’ll tell you. When to run with dogs The main reason I would suggest for starting to…

Reasons to hit the trails

I run through the mud, low branches whipping at my legs and others aimed at my head. I dodge through the trees as my eyes scan ahead hoping to find a break in the vegetation that will let me find a path or at least an opening that will let me get my barings. It…