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Why a 50 mile ultra?

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clock25th May 2019

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 »

Inspirational Running Films from SHAFF17

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clock31st March 2017

Recently I had the pleasure of judging a range of superb running films for Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF).* Below are my favourites. I hope they inspire you as much as they do me 🙂 Feel free share the joy by passing on to your running buddies!   Run Forever Nicky Spinks is a (s)hero of […]   Keep reading »

Best Reader Blog 2015: Trail Running Magazine

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clock13th November 2015

Wow! When you’re rewarded for doing something you love, you should consider yourself very lucky indeed. To win a second time in two months was incredible!   To say I was over the moon to receive the “Trail Running Magazine Best Reader Blog Award” is an understatement! When Editor, Claire Maxted emailed me to confirm […]   Keep reading »

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 »

A Day with Nicky Spinks: Ultra Race / 24 hr round training

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clock21st May 2015

Exhilarating. Motivating. Fascinating. The only way to sum up a day with ultra running legend Nicky Spinks. These are my key take aways, plus my experience of the day. If you like the sound of this, I’d highly recommend booking onto the next course Nicky is running in November.   In my fight to beat […]   Keep reading »

Jill Butterworth interview

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clock24th April 2015

From 10k walk/run to 100k Ultra Jill Butterworth shares her inspirational story World meet Jill Butterworth 🙂  We celebrate the launch of the runeatrepeat.co.uk blog with this interview. Learn about Jill’s running story, how she got into running, her inspirations and how she ultimately progressed to an amazing 2nd lady in the 100k Canalathon Ultra! Inspiring […]   Keep reading »


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