October 10, 2016

Follow the Water (Sir Titus Trot & Robin Hood Marathons)

The end of September saw me reach two milestones, running my 40th marathon and running my 30th marathon for Mind. In typical fashion I saw fit to do those in two consecutive days, by running two back to back marathons; the Sir Titus Trot and...

August 13, 2016

A Darkness Coming (Manvers Dusk Till Dawn)

The spectre of October's Dusk till Dawn 50 mile Ultramarathon has been looming over me since signing up for the race a few months ago. The 100K in June had a big knock on my confidence, and even though I'll be armed with a headtorch in a few...

July 6, 2016

Keep Marching On (Norfolk 100KM)

A year ago the Norfolk 100K was the landmark event in a year of running 18 marathons for charity. I went into the race naive, ignorant of what it was like to run that far but ultimately came through unscathed.This year once again it was a milestone, being my 25th marathon...

April 16, 2016

Not for Want of Trying (Manchester Marathon)

A week before the Manchester Marathon I was ready, albeit very reluctantly, to pull out of the race. After several weeks of struggling to shake off a niggling knee injury from the back-to-back marathons in March, on Friday evening I fell down...

March 22, 2016

Sleepless Nights (Leeds & Liverpool Canter)

Little over a week ago I ran my third and fourth marathons of the year as part of the inaugural Leeds & Liverpool Canal Canter, yet another event hosted by the team at 'It's Grim Up North Running'.Having attempted my first...

March 6, 2016

Valley of Desolation (Bolton Abbey Trail Marathon)

Last Saturday I ran my second marathon of the year, 31st marathon ever but perhaps most importantly it was my 20th in the blue vest of Mind. Sixteen months ago I made the decision to start running marathons in support of Mind and began...

October 14, 2015

Cry of Achilles

In just over a month I will be lining up at the beginning of the Hell of a Hill Marathon, the 15th of my 15 in 2015 for Mind, but just the first of three that week as I look to end my challenge with a bang. It has been a long bumpy road since July and an awful lot has happened...

June 22, 2015

To The Coast (Norfolk 100KM)

Last Saturday I ran my longest race to date, 63 miles of East Anglian trail in the inaugural Norfolk 100KM. My confidence going into the race was at an all time low, I hadn't had a successful race in months. At Dukeries my legs abandoned me halfway through and in London my...

May 31, 2015

In The Woods (Dukeries Ultra)

After two very tough marathons in April I was looking to get the 15 in 2015 challenge back on track with the Dukeries Ultra and 40 miles across the Robin Hood Way National Trail through the beautiful Sherwood Forest and Cresswell Crags. 10 miles in I was flying and the sports...