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…

Vegan Hero #1 Scott Jurek

  How do we get more people to embrace a plant based diet? Do we lecture them about the evils of the farming industry? Do we make them feel guilty for the millions who are starving around the world because grain is being fed to cows not children? Do we point out the increased risks…