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 – 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…

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…

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…

SDW50 2013 – Race Report

And it all started off so well. 200 runners gathered in perfect running conditions on a lovely flat field in Worthing ready to run 50 miles to Eastbourne over the South Downs National Park. Despite the beautiful weather there were a lot of nervous looks to the top of the hills which were already obscured…

Winter running

One of my favourite quotes was a reply to someone complaining about slugs attacking their lettuces. They were told “You don’t have a slug problem. You have a duck deficiency”. And so it is with running in the winter. You don’t have bad weather. You have a kit deficiency. Kit for trail running is more…

Running goals

I am currently injured. Having got over the back and neck injury from a car accident that left me unable to run all summer I have now hurt my back again – this time playing squash and cycling. I figured I could sit and mope about it or I could cheer myself up by thinking…