A Pennine Adventure, and some thoughts on the Spine Challenger

This week I had my first experience of running on the Pennine Way, covering just over 50 miles with 2 nights' wild camping in preparation for the Spine Challenger race that I will be undertaking in January. This section from Edale to Hebden Bridge is just under half of the race, ending at the only... Continue Reading →

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Continuing to Progress

As you may be aware, my major goal for this year is to complete the Hardmoors Grand Slam (finishing all the Hardmoors ultra-marathons within one calendar year). So far I have successfully completed the 30, 55 and 110 mile races and my focus now is on the last race of the series, the Hardmoors 60... Continue Reading →

Run Mummy! 5 reasons why Mums make great ultra runners

Despite their smaller representation, women do disproportionately well at ultra running, both in terms of competitive performance and in a smaller number of DNFs throughout the field; and as ultra running generally attracts a demographic with particularly high participation among 40-somethings, inevitably many of these ultra running women are mothers. It seems anachronistic that in... Continue Reading →

Orienteering at the JK

The JK, or Jan Kjellstrom International Festival of Orienteering to give it its full title, is one of the major events in the UK (and International) orienteering calendar. Held every year over the Easter weekend,┬áit sees 4 days of competition between both the top orienteers and thousands of normal runners over a range of terrains... Continue Reading →

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