Another year comes to a close. It doesn’t seem all that long since I last wrote a post like this – looking back on the year that has passed for me. It’s been a funny old year for me; certainly one of two halves. This time last year I was gearing up for an early… Read More Reflections and Ambitions
First things, first. The course at Caesars Camp is epic. It’s got lovely runnable sections, it’s got some sharp up hills and it’s got some steep descents. For a ten mile race it would be a brute, but fantastic fun. For a 100 mile race, it was always a risky choice for my first 100… Read More 3/10ths Caesars Camp Endurance Run
Yesterday I stumbled upon the wonderful WhatisUltra page on Tumblr. It is a site full of hilarious gifs describing every facet of the joys of being an ultra runner. I have pinched a couple to highlight the things that might happen next weekend! Lets start with the weather. It’s been somewhat changeable recently, and depending… Read More Race day in pictures
I’m not sure I need to go back over what happened last weekend. If you’ve been living under a rock you can read about the miserable car mishap here. Well on Saturday I couldn’t be bothered to go out for a run, and on Sunday I found enough busy-work to do in order to avoid… Read More A week of two halves
So, following the disappointment from the weekend of missing out on my A-race along the North Downs Way I think I have found my replacement. There were certainly a few different considerations to be made. The first of course being cost as I wait to see how much (if any) money I have left to… Read More Replacing the 100
a DNS is most definitely worse than a DNF. The months of planning and training leading up to a race scuppered by injury forcing you to miss the honk of the horn is worse than getting out on that course and giving it a good go before being forced to retire. And what is even… Read More What’s worse than a DNF?
The sun is shining, but a cooling breeze took the edge off and as we run through the long grass at the edge of a field and rustled the leaves along the tree-lined paths as the line of runners enjoy the dappled shade that’s provided. The North Downs Way looks beautiful today and I’m running… Read More I had a dream