marathon and ultra running

June 17, 2022

Global Odyssey: Greenland prologue

It is the eve of the Global Odyssey 100 Greenland expedition. This is it: the final continent, and fates allowing the conclusion of this epic journey. […]
June 14, 2022

Moray Coastal Trail 50

The Moray Coastal Trail 50 was a success. In spite of appearances and my ‘lanterne rouge’ position for most of the race I completed it well ahead of plan. I was in control throughout, my plantar fascia held up and I got my fluids and nutrition pretty spot on. This was always going to be a play it safe event and more of a training run for my forthcoming Global Odyssey Greenland 100k.
May 11, 2022

New Year Fresh Start

It’s May! Firstly, how on earth did we get to May? Secondly, how on earth have I not posted a blog yet this year? It’s not […]
October 25, 2021

Dunoon 55k Ultra: normal service resumed

The short version: it was 52.2k (due to a diversion), there were lots of hills (I had forgotten just how many), there was weather (biblical over the last climbs), and I am nothing if not consistent with another 6th in age group finish.
September 27, 2021

The road back (part 5) – Recovery

Recovery, the last step in the cycle of returning to a more normal routine: train; race; rest; recover then repeat. I have managed to nail the train, race and rest steps, but the recovery step has been somewhat confounding which has prompted me to ask a few questions of myself.