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Mont Blanc

Addicted to the UTMB and I wasn’t there

Last weekend saw the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc, more commonly known as the UTMB, roll into Chamonix as the world’s best ulta-trail runners took to the Alpine trails, battling it out for the top spots. … Read More

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Tyne Bridge at the Great North Run

Great North Run – My First Ever Race

This coming Sunday, 10th September, will see tens of thousands of runners descend on Tyneside for the world’s largest half marathon, the Great North Run. … Read More

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Race to the Stones, a story of my first 100km

100km, my second long distance ultra marathon in three weeks, the furthest I’d ever run. This certainly hadn’t been the plan at the beginning of 2017, but I enjoy a challenge and at least it would make for an interesting race, I had no idea what would happen – would my body cope for a second time? There was only one way to find out… … Read More

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Race to the King

Article: King for a Day

At the end of June 2017 I took part in my first long-distance ultra marathon – Race to the King. The event is a double marathon, covering just over 53 miles across the South Downs Way, starting in Arundel and … Read More

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Article: Race to the King Training

In early 2017 I was lucky enough to win a competition by Threshold Sports in Running Magazine. The prize was a place in their Race to the King ultra marathon, a double marathon from Arundel in Sussex to Winchester Cathedral and coaching from ultra marathon runner and coach, Kerry Sutton. … Read More

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Runners walking to the start outside the Champs Elysees

Paris 2017 – How to run a Sub 3 marathon

As I entered the Bois de Boulogne park, winding through the tree-lined paths, runners were starting to drop around me and beginning to walk. “Keep going” I told myself, just put one foot in-front of the other, you’ll get there faster and as soon as you can see the Champs Elysees, that’s it you can stop and rest. … Read More

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Infographic – The road to Paris, back to where it all began

Spring marathon season is upon us. With the likes of Manchester last weekend, Brighton and Paris this weekend and then London and Boston on the horizon, to name but a few, it’s the time of year when runners see their … Read More

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Lake District

Running in the Lake District

At the end of January I had the opportunity to visit the Lake District for three nights. Over the years I’ve had a few trips to the Lakes, but I’ve┬ánever visited since getting into trail running; my preferred running terrain. … Read More

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Maverick Sussex

Maverick Series – Sussex

It was an early start for a Saturday morning, making the trip from Suffolk to West Sussex with Carl and Pip for the Maverick Inov-8 Original Race. … Read More

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Strava Route Builder

The Long Run and how to make it more interesting…

As runners start gearing up for Spring marathon training, many will find that the long run features as part of their traditional marathon training programme. As the distance increases and the time that it takes week-on-week, it’s easy to fear … Read More

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