The 11 mental stages of an injured runner.

Today - right now in fact - I should be halfway up Fusedale in the Lake District with my good running buddy Rob Lister, part way through our second private recce day on the road to redemption towards the 2019 edition of the Lakeland 100. But I'm not. I'm sat here in the office contemplating … Continue reading The 11 mental stages of an injured runner.

Aiming to become a #legend on the Lakeland 100.

In three days time I will be starting out on my Ultra Running Holy Grail - the Lakeland 100. I have had this race on a pedestal from the day I first heard of it. In my mind I have long considered it to be the pinnacle of single day (ish!) ultra/trail running in this … Continue reading Aiming to become a #legend on the Lakeland 100.

Alisha Bartolini / Meningitis Now

Friday night. 11pm. In exactly a week it'll be last minute preparations, kit checks and safety briefings before a midnight departure onto the fells to start the best part of a full day running. So it's long overdue that I tell you a bit about the person who has inspired, if not the running itself, … Continue reading Alisha Bartolini / Meningitis Now

Welcome to my World! (Title shamelessly lifted from Martin L Gore – am I going to run into copyright issues on my first post?)

Hi there! First of all, thank you for even opening whatever link you have (maybe accidentally) pressed to end up where you are! Hopefully, by the time you read this, there will be so much information, photography, links to various blogs from friends, twitter feeds, links to Garmin and Strava training data etc. that you … Continue reading Welcome to my World! (Title shamelessly lifted from Martin L Gore – am I going to run into copyright issues on my first post?)