Fueling an Ultra marathon

My guest post for Kimberly Carlson’s  blog  –  Vegan  fueling  on a 24hr  ultra  Related articles Post ultra-marathon recovery (andthisisthirty.com) Running Through the Wall (westbrookrunning.com)

TR24 – Lessons for the Future

With the TR24 a week behind me it is time to look back and see what lessons I can learn for the future. I only ran 43 miles – Boy was I fed up when rain stopped play just 7 laps in. Soaked to the skin and fairly sure that 10 hours in to a…

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…

Getting ready for the TR24

Just a few days to go until we head up north for the Adidas TR24. 24 hours of running around a 10km loop of trail as many times as we can. Last year my wife and I had entered as a mixed pair but after a traffic accident she ended up running it solo (coz…

Happy Birthday Herbifit

Herbifit is one year old this week! It feels like a long time ago that I was laid up with a bad back after an accident, getting bored and frustrated and wondering what to do. This was my answer. The excellent No Meat Athlete was a major inspiration and I would urge anyone who has…

The Tyranny of Training

I should be training for the Adidas TR24. At the end of July I am aiming to run 10 (and hopefully 12) laps of the 10km course in hilly Derbyshire. Running 62 – 74 miles in 24 hours is not something to be taken lightly and I should be training hard and be just about ready…

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…