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Andy Hall: the non-runner who did a 50k ultra! Runner interview

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clock2nd January 2021

In this runner interview with Andy Hall, we explore running and mental health in detail, including suicide. Re-defining limits and many other facets of life are also covered in this raw and honest interview. Andy is someone I’m proud to call a friend and have been lucky to get to know in the past few […]   Keep reading »

Tried n’ tested: CIMALP Storm Pro, Storm 2, Drop Evolution 864 Trail Shoes

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clock30th December 2020

Tried n’ Tested: CIMALP Storm Pro, Storm 2, Drop Evolution 864 Trail Shoes   Please note: This product has been tested extensively over 10 months. In the case of the trail running Ultrashell® jackets, in some brutal weathers. In the case of the Drop Evolution trail running shoes, a mix of extremely dry and incredibly […]   Keep reading »

Lakeland-Trails-Keswick-covid-2020

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clock11th October 2020

An absolute drenching at the Keswick Lakeland Trails did nothing to dampen our spirits. After lockdown and everything 2020 has thrown at us, to be able to run a covid-adapted event was just what we needed. As many blog posts here have said, my love of trail running was fuelled by Lakeland Trails. It was […]   Keep reading »

Steve Chilton interview on Billy Bland book and Bob Graham round

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clock18th August 2020

In this interview, I speak with author, UKA distance coach and OSM mapper, Steve Chilton. Steve has written ‘Its a Hill, Get Over It’, ‘The Round’ & ‘Running Hard’. I most recently read “The Round in Bob Graham’s Footsteps” to give it it’s full title. A fantastic book offering a very detailed, insightful and often […]   Keep reading »

UK Endurance Coaching insights

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clock4th April 2020

“Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere” That Chinese proverb I thought especially relevant to an event where the ethos was of everyone always learning no matter how experienced or relatively new to coaching or running any of us were.   The UK Endurance Conference event was for athletes and coaches of […]   Keep reading »

Lakeland Trails Helvellyn brings amazing surprise

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clock31st December 2019

The Helvellyn race by Lakeland Trails threw up the most beautiful and unexpected surprise for me when on the return path to Glenridding.   Running for enjoyment rather than racing. A total chance meeting with an old friend. This was a special day indeed 🙂   This post has been some time coming. The past […]   Keep reading »

Ronnie Staton Stroke survivor, ultra runner – runner interview

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clock3rd November 2019

In this remarkably honest interview, Ronnie Staton shares his love of running and family, together with an eye-opening account of what it’s like to suffer from a stroke at a relatively young age. I honestly don’t feel any words from me can do the words of Ronnie justice. So apart from these very brief points, […]   Keep reading »

Lakeland 50 2019 and one very proud #LakelandLegend

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clock6th August 2019

I’d heard so much about the Lakeland 50 and Lakeland 100 and it didn’t disappoint. In fact it far exceeded my expectations of a major ultra! I’d read repeatedly about the “Lakeland family”. About people wanting to become a “Lakeland Legend”. I started to get a sense of what this meant via the Lakeland 100 […]   Keep reading »

Coniston Trail marathon – breaking my duck

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clock10th June 2019

A late night watching and celebrating a Champions League final win, followed by a 05:05 wake up to arrive in Coniston for 8am is ideal prep for a trail marathon isn’t it? Oh and the fact my longest run was the 18k Staveley trail event in May!   Hardly textbook preparation, though for me this […]   Keep reading »

Lyme Disease update: A Tale of Desperation, Depression and New Dawns

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clock7th June 2019

As a sufferer with chronic #LymeDisease since mid-2013, LDUK asked me to share my story. The more we can do to raise awareness during #LymeAwarenessMonth, the better. This is my personal contribution to #WakeUpToLyme. I hope it helps anyone, be they a fellow sufferer, or a family member or friend of someone going through this with them. […]   Keep reading »


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