Category Archives: Mountain Running

UTMB Uahuaia 2019 – Race Report

I didn’t get a huge amount of sleep the night before the race, given that my alarm was set for 2:30 a.m. But it was enough. The Columbia Argentina crew kindly offered to pick me up from my hotel and … Continue reading

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UTMB Ushuaia 2019 – Prelude

I’m sitting in the city at the end of the world hoping that my world won’t end. Sometimes things just gnaw at you, and you have to give in. This time last year I was taking part in what a … Continue reading

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All aboard for the Northern Traverse

This Saturday (12th May) I’ll be taking part in one of my favorite races. The Northern Traverse Starts at 9:00 a.m. in St Bees on the West coast of England. We have to make our way along Wainwright’s coast to … Continue reading

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Preparing for Barkley (Striving for Optimal Idiocy)

The last few months have been very very targeted to getting to Barkley, and giving myself the best chance of performing well once I get there. Pretty much everything has been focused in that direction. Logistics and Crew The first … Continue reading

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The big target for 2018

The email arrived into my inbox and I took a deep intake when I saw who the sender was (Lazarus Lake), and what the subject line was… Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeesssss! I’m in…. Oh crap! Now I’ve really gone and done it. It … Continue reading

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2017 – A Review

I made some radical alterations to my approach to racing in 2017. In the past I have usually mixed in a few big “A” races as my main priority with a lot of smaller local races. I had 2 reasons … Continue reading

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The Spine Race – 2018

This year’s race was much more eventful than I had expected. Approaching the race I was assuming that the addition of 2 speedster runners to the field made it unlikely I would be able to compete for the win. I … Continue reading

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