Why a 50 mile ultra?
We all have things that represent a huge challenge to us. Depending on my wellbeing, fitness and life, this has ranged from the most basic to what some would regard as the extreme. After discectomy surgery in 2001, it was learning to walk across the living room in the space of a week. After […] Keep reading »
Underdog Damo Hall: Film Review
“Underdog” follows UTMB® addict Damian Hall on his quest to try and break into the top 10 male podium finishers. Having improved in the 2 years preceding this, it became an ambition and obsession of Damo’s to do everything within his power to try and achieve that top 10. For anyone that knows UTMB® […] Keep reading »
Lakeland 50 recce part 1
Last Saturday turned out to be a glorious day in weather, fell and trail running, and company as I did my first ever recce of any Lakeland 50 legs. Running mate, GB Sticks (Mark Morgan-Hillam), offered to lead me on recces of legs 2 & 3. Most of the route for this entire event I […] Keep reading »
Returning to Staveley 18k Lakeland Trails
All part of the build towards Lakeland 50, this run was to get miles in the legs in the Lakes. Build up had been a little erratic due to another chest infection which had meant 2 weeks without running in 8-21 April. At that time I’d started doing some 16-17k runs locally at conversation pace […] Keep reading »