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 […]

Training Recap Week 24 – Crewing For Kim And Purposeful Practice

Well, that was a busy week! From hill sessions, to endurance, LSR, recovery and even crewing the Hardmoors 55. Shaking off a calf niggle/tightness from last week, my mood was down to say the least. […]

Training Recap Week 23 – The Shackles Are Off

You may be wondering, ‘what happened to weeks 21 and 22?’ or ‘does he really think we pay that much attention.’ Well, I spent the week skiing in Austria. A wonderful experience and hopefully a […]

Weeks 17-20 Training Recap – Base Complete

From a park run PB to ascending the equivalent of Green Gable, weeks 17 through 20 have been great. My first four months were an introduction to ‘proper’ training and revolved around consistent, purposeful practice. Month five was about finalizing my […]

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 […]