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Val D’Aran 100 Miles | By UTMB

Val D'Aran 100 by UTMB

Introducing the Val D’Aran 100 miler. When it comes to entering 100 mile races around the world, there are plenty to choose from. There are also huge differences between them. The Berlin 100 or the Thames Path 100 are virtually flat, whilst Western States or Lakeland 100, have a decent amount of elevation gain. Then there are the monsters. Unfortunately, ...

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Ben Nevis Ultra | Second Attempt

I am starting to get addicted to the Ben Nevis Ultra. It has a bit of a hold on me and I know why. It’s because I can’t seem to finish it!!  In 2019 I entered the Ben Nevis Ultra well aware of its 4000 metres of elevation gain. But at only 52km I thought, how hard can it possibly ...

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Beachy Head Marathon

Beachy Head Marathon 2016

I’m not fit. I really should not be running the Beachy Head Marathon 2016 having had virtually no training for 5 weeks. This is a ridiculous idea. Furthermore, this is not any old marathon we’re talking about. Beachy Head Marathon has over 1000 metres of elevation with the final six miles climbing over the Seven Sisters. Still, the prospect of ...

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Wickham Whistler or I’ve got a Mouthful of Fudge

Wickham Whistler

Normally at this time of year, runners in the West Sussex area are gearing up for the Three Forts Challenge, which incorporates both a 28 mile trail race and a half marathon over the South Downs past Chanctonbury Ring, Cissbury Ring and Devils Dyke. I filmed it last year in horrendous conditions and you can watch that video here. So ...

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Endurance Life CTS Sussex or I CAN Cross the Road by Myself

Endurance Life CTS Sussex

This was my first experience of an Endurance Life Coastal Trail Series event. The Endurance Life CTS Sussex consisted of a 10k race, a half marathon, a marathon and an ultra. Richard and I obviously decided to kill ourselves and run the ultra. Around 6000ft of climbing through the Seven Sisters Country Park from Birling Gap, to the Cuckmere Valley, ...

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Heartbreaker Marathon

Heartbreaker Marathon

Why do we love Steve Way so much? Why don’t we love Scott Overall or Chris Thompson as much? Sure we love Mo Farah but with Steve it’s different. Perhaps it’s because we watch him run the London Marathon and represent the England at the Commonwealth Games and run in the World 100km Championships and then the next week he’s ...

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Beachy Head Marathon 2015

Beachy Head Marathon 2015

Tell me you love hills. You do don’t you. Because if you are ever going to run the Beachy Head Marathon you are going to have to get used to them. Beachy Head Marathon 2015 was my second attempt at conquering the South Downs and the Seven Sisters. Fat Adapting Last year I bonked, badly. I have one excuse. I ...

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Uk Trail Running Championships – Stort30

UK Trail Running Championships - Stort30

The UK Trail Running Championships Stort30 is a 30 mile race, which is around 48km in new money. It just scrapes into the ultra category as far as I am concerned. The course runs 15 Miles out from Bishops Stortford along the River Stort and back again. Back to Back Marathons Having run the Beachy Head Marathon the day before, ...

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Giants Head Marathon

Giants Head Marathon

Was the Giants Head Marathon actually a marathon or an ultra in disguise? I don’t know about you but one thing that amuses a lot of seasoned runners is when they tell someone they’ve just run a marathon and the person replies with ‘Wow, how far was it?’. How Far Is A Marathon? A few weeks back I took part ...

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Meon Valley Plod

Meon Valley Plod 2015

The training for this year’s Paris and London marathons continues. This week, I travelled to Portsmouth….on my own again…to take part in the Meon Valley Plod, organised by Portsmouth Joggers. It’s a 21 mile race over the South Downs with hills round every corner. Last year I was accompanied by club mates Grant and Scott. This year Grant was unwell, ...

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