The Unknown – Hardmoors Wainstones Trail Marathon Race Report

Your first marathon should be something to savour, an atmosphere to soak up and an achievement to be proud of. One things for sure, I went through a whole range of emotions during the last […]

Dealing With Mistakes And Accepting Setbacks

When you have a structured training plan, a skeleton to get from where you are to where you want to be its hard to separate yourself from ‘the path’. But when things go wrong, or […]

Training Recap Week 32 – Wainstones Marathon Recce

After two weeks low intensity training I was back with a bang. Climbing Snowden and supporting Matty’s 200 mile attempt meant a change of focus. While both helped with time on my feet I need […]

Saucony Peregrine 6 Trail Running Shoe Review

I wear specialist insoles to avoid over pronation which makes finding the perfect trail shoe that bit harder. Due to its wide toe box and generous, roomy heel depth the Saucony Peregrine 6 trail running shoe […]

Climbing Snowdon – It Could Have Been So Bad

Mountains are great fun to climb but they shouldn’t be underestimated. One bad decision, one mistake, can land you in very big trouble. It is so important to think clearly and make good decisions no […]

Training Recap Week 29 – Finding My Groove And Some Trails

With my first race of 2017 done, its time to look forward and prepare for the Hardmoors Wainstones marathon. 17 miles around Sutton Bank was tough but the race went well and helped build on […]

Hardmoors White Horse Trail Half Marathon 2017 Race Report

I have a love hate relationship with running, or at least I used to. Pre six months ago I battled with injuries and couldn’t imagine ever finishing let alone enjoying the longer distances. Six months […]

Training Recap Week 26 – One Week Till Hardmoors White Horse

As I sit here writing this update, Jon Steel has announced (on Facebook) a change to the Hardmoors White Horse half marathon, an additional 1.8 miles and 1000ft climb. Thankfully this turned out to be an April fools, […]

Knee Pain And Thigh Strains – If Nothing Changes, Nothing Changes

My affair with injury began five years back training once a week to compete in 10K’s and half marathons. While pushing the pace or hitting 8-9 miles my legs would rebel, resulting in swollen, niggly knees […]

Training Recap Week 25 – The Moors And Unhelpful Expectations

Two weeks today I will run the Hardmoors White Horse Half Marathon, 16 miles up hill, down dale and an event 6 months in the making. Wow, has it really been six months since I […]