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Baxters Loch Ness Marathon

The 2013 Loch Ness Marathon was set to be fairly special for me.

It was exactly 10 years since I ran my first marathon, which had been Loch Ness in 2003 which gave me my marathon PB which still stands to this day. This would be my 7th run of this event. In addition this was my last formal running event before Antarctica. Emotions would potentially ride high this weekend.

Clyde Stride Race Report, 2013

In 2010 Clyde Stride ultra was my first ultra. I completed it which was great, but it was not one of my better moments and there was plenty to learn from it. I entered for the following year but had to withdraw about a month before the event due to a knee injury. I duly entered for 2012 and was a DNF (did not finish) at 20 miles due to energy problems (which I subsequently found out were caused by a magnesium deficiency. So, was 2013 going to be my year?

Supporting an Obsession - Any Volunteers

I admit that I am obsessed. The Antarctic Odyssey has taken me to a whole new level of obsession. It is a constant in my life now and will be until well after I have completed it: how to get event sponsors/partners; how to hit the charity fundraising target; what other fundraising do I do to help hit that target; training plans; training sessions; clothing and kit; footwear; travel; publicity; website; blogging.