Barefoot Running – Its Just Like Marmite

Have you ever wondered, why run barefoot? Doesn’t it hurt your legs, is it for everyone and why do people rave about it? Can barefoot running truly transform your form, making you a better runner? Well […]

Surpise PB – Dalby Forest 5K Park Run

Four months I have held back, like a dog on a leash restricted and contained. Building a base requires patience and discipline, but this weekend I could let loose, rid the shackles and test my speed […]

Why I Run

Why do we run? More to the point, why do I run? Reasons like ‘extending life expectancy’ and ‘to lose weight’ don’t strike a cord. They would hardly get me out of bed in the […]

‘Runner’ Book Review – An Inspirational Ultra Running Book

They say don’t judge a book by its cover, in Lizzy Hawker’s case they are wrong. ‘Runner’ is a truly inspirational ultra running book and the cover art speaks a thousand words. Lizzy is a […]

Rebuilding An Ultra Runner – From Injury To The Hardmoors 60 Part Two

If you haven’t already, please read part one before carrying on. Part one ended injury free, I was ecstatic to be running 35 miles a week and raring to race the Hardmoors 55 at my second […]

Its All About That Base – October To January Training

First off, apologies to anyone left humming that Meghan Trainor song! But the lyrics are very relevant to my first four months of training which revolve around…you guessed, base work. I have a tendency to run once […]

Rebuilding An Ultra Runner – From Injury To The Hardmoors 60 Part One

Hi, I’m Matty and my love affair with Trail Running has proved a test at times. But I have learnt a lot and think my story may be helpful and ring true to many others […]

Plans For 2017

During the last post, ‘My Ultra Running Journey – Getting Started’ I shared a personal background in running, or lack there of. Training 1-2 times a week I averaged 7-14 sporadic weekly miles. This got me through […]

My Ultra Running Journey – Getting Started

Two questions had to be addressed before I could really start marathon training…how do I stay injury free? And how do I build my mileage? Like anything, getting started is hard but before I can […]