What’s this all about? If you want to experience the ecological diversity of Tenerife on foot then this event is completely for you. If you’ve heard of the BlueTrail then it’s more than likely through magazine write-ups and social media and it’s not unreasonable to think that there’s just one event, the 105 KM Ultra, … Continue reading Tenerife BlueTrail 2021
My first event of the year that wasn’t cancelled. It was amazing. And why? Because of the people. The people who organised it and the people who attended. Upon arrival to Wilkswood Farm, our base for the day, the marshal gave clear instructions to drive fast up the hill and “…don’t stop until you’re on … Continue reading The Maverick Dorset 24KM
“Well, that was a year of running that I wasn’t prepared for.” – I think that would be a reasonable summary of 2020 for most of us runners. Whether our running momentarily stalled or was boosted through the sheer need to break the cycle of lockdown routines, it all changed. At the outset, my running … Continue reading Breaking 2020 KM
It’s all about the plan In recent months my trail running had taken me deeper into the local countryside as I’d increased my distances and, it was a revelation to find so many new trails as well as visit new areas. I find that planning a new route is just as much fun, albeit less … Continue reading Running the Stour Valley Way
The concept of hosting a virtual sporting is nothing new and has certainly been the only way for events organisers to remain present and for their followers to be engaged this year. For the most part I’ve opted to defer my entries to next year for two simple reasons. One, I actually want to attend … Continue reading My First Virtual Race – The Maverick Chamonix 100KM
For me, running is not about the clocking up of huge distances but the experience of finding somewhere new. Whether that’s far away from a concrete jungle, which is my preference but to also traverse part or all of a town or city. I get quite a buzz from finding a new route – it’s … Continue reading Finding your way
It came as quite a surprise to me that Boulder, Colorado hasn’t held a marathon event before given the the city is synonymous with trail running and awash with famous names. Cited as one of the happiest, healthiest, most scenic and coolest cities in the world surely it’d be a dead cert that events like … Continue reading Boulder’s First Full and Half Marathon
Like anyone hooked into a hobby, pastime or serious sports life addiction there’s always a lot of ‘stuff’ you can buy. Clever marketing suggests that new products will make the best impact, solve the ‘problem’ we’ve been having or generally make us superhuman. But that, in reality, is just the marketeers job. Unfortunately, I fall … Continue reading The gear that doesn’t grind my gears
The past six months I’ve worked on this blog… in my head. Every time I’ve headed out of the door and into the local countryside I’ve had another idea of what I could write about. So here it is, the new beginning and for once a blog that I’ve created that doesn’t relate to or … Continue reading 3-2-1… Go!
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