Adventure Stories

May 21, 2016

LED Lenser SEO7R – full review

The 100 Miles of Istria race gave a good opportunity to put the LED Lenser SEO7R head torch through its paces over a lengthy night and over some serious mountain climbs and technical terrain.

 

April 30, 2016

100 Miles of Istria: when things don’t go to plan

You have trained, you have tapered, you have a race plan, your lost luggage arrives in time, you eat enough food to sink the Titanic, get to the start line, and everything is on track until …..

April 11, 2016

Chimp chat

The chimp is running around, throwing stuff and screaming.

Me: Chimp, you need to calm it down a bit, how about a foam banana?

The foam banana is flung straight back at me.

The chimp: REALLY? Do you really think you can fob me off with that?

Me: OK let’s talk. What’s the problem?

April 5, 2016

The Zen of laps: Self Transcendence 50k

Around and around and around we go …….

Running 21 laps (or double for the 100k participants) round the North Inch in Perth is perhaps not what most people would want to be doing on Easter Sunday. In my case it also meant ‘taking the pledge’ and leaving a wedding just as the dancing was getting going the day before. But, turns out it was worth it.

March 29, 2016

LED Lenser SE0 7R Head Torch Review

Product review of the LED Lenser SEO 7R head torch.

March 2, 2016

Glentress Trail Marathon Race Report

Glentress Trail Marathon in short: great event; great weather; stunning yet brutal route, but just not my day.

February 19, 2016

Planning for 100 miles of Istria

The thing with enthusiasm is that it carries you along at a break neck speed until you hit that that reality check with a monumental thud. As part of my bid to stretch my wings and do some new events I fell upon 100 Miles of Istria. 

February 14, 2016

A bit of a Wonky Donkey

It turns out that nature built me a bit wonky. For as long as I have been a runner I have had issues with my left leg. It is always tight and always needs more massage than the right, and has always seemed to be either the root of or involved in any injuries that I have had to contend. I am also an over-pronator and it is worse on the left.

December 31, 2015

The 2015 2400

Some serious and not serious reflections of my ultra running year, where I achieved my largest ever mileage and a few other milestones on the way.