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Pushing beyond: My very first Ultra experience

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clock26th June 2015

I asked my body the question… and it responded with an emphatic “YES!“… There are so many ways I could describe my first ever Ultra. My experience is shared below. It’s not a race report, it’s about what I learned up to and during the day. The Build Up Friday lunchtime thoughts started wondering to […]   Keep reading »

When in Italia “eseguito a Venezia”

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clock22nd June 2015

I was fortunate enough to travel to Venice recently on business (honest). So I did what I always do – packed my trainers 🙂   There is no better way of getting a real feel for a place than exploring on foot. The sights, sounds and smells give you a sense of the atmosphere and […]   Keep reading »

Learning to live with Lyme Disease

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clock11th June 2015

Dealing with Lyme Disease – a very personal story Numerous runners, family, friends have asked me to share my story of dealing with Lyme Disease. I’ve initially been reticent for a number of reasons, not least it being so very personal, a mental and physical battle. Mostly that it might come across as ‘woe is […]   Keep reading »

Coniston cracker! That’s trail marathon day

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clock9th June 2015

This weekend saw a group of us heading up to Coniston for the Lakeland Trails marathon and half marathon.  Rated by Runners World as most scenic marathon in the UK, this course is awesome. I was entered for the half marathon which itself offers awe-inspiring vistas, rapid descents through woodland, camaraderie, and plenty of climbs 🙂 […]   Keep reading »