Category Archives: Ultra Running

The only way is Up

Saturday 29th April at 8a.m. is the scheduled start time for my HeadToHead adventure, attempting to break the record for running the length of Ireland (bottom to top) from Mizen Head to Malin Head. It’s going to require a lot … Continue reading

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HeadToHead : Chasing Dreams and Ambitions

For a long long time I have been promising myself to try to run the length of Ireland (Mizen Head to Malin Head), and try to set a new record. I’ve always managed to find a reason why I should … Continue reading

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The Spine Race 2017, Part 2 – Wall to Wall adventures

I was feeling relaxed and quite energetic heading out and away from CP1 at Hebden. After the initial technical climb and muck traverse I was able to get running at a nice trotting pace heading once I hit the road … Continue reading

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The Spine Race 2017, Part 1 -My (Pennine) Way

A shift of one day in travelling, from Friday to Saturday, didn’t make too much difference. It was notable though that there were far less racers than usual sharing the train to Edale… more Challenger racers than full spine racers … Continue reading

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The Spine Race 2017 – Prologue

Not even 2 weeks into 2017 and the possibly my most challenging race of the year is looming large! Once again I’m heading back to compete in the Spine Race. This year the shorter (fun run!) challenger race (Probably the … Continue reading

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Spartathlon 2016

Legendary, a classic. Descriptions often used about events, but literally true in the case of the Spartathlon. It has a fantastic ancient and modern history. That, and its prestige lead to it being a race that is on most ultra-runner’s bucket list … Continue reading

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The Northern Traverse 2016 – The final countdown

One adventure ends, and the planning for the next one begins. Since the end of the Spine Race I’ve been looking ahead towards the next “A” race on my calendar for this year :  the Northern Traverse. The Northern Traverse … Continue reading

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