March 28, 2015

Left Hand Path (Canalathon 75KM)

Last Sunday I completed my fourth race of the year, and second Ultra, the Canalathon 75K. 47 flat(ish) miles from Manchester to Sowerby Bridge. What should have been a relatively simple race, proved to be anything but after getting lost and ending up in Halifax, whilst also...

March 7, 2015

The Thirteenth Marathon (Belvoir Challenge 26)

Fresh off the back of January's Peddars Way Ultra I went into the Belvoir Challenge with a renewed self confidence. After running 48 miles across Norfolk in January I felt fearless, there was an air of 'fuck it, I can do anything' about my...

February 24, 2015

Planning out the year ahead…

With two races in the Liverbird New Year's Day Marathon and Peddars Way Ultramarathon in the bag, and my next race just around the corner it's time to start looking ahead to the rest of the year.Over the past few weeks I have been drawing...

February 5, 2015

Winter Madness (Peddars Way Ultra)

On Saturday I ran my first ever Ultra Marathon, the Peddars Way Ultra, a 48 mile race that encompasses the entire old Roman road from Knettishal Heath in Suffolk, north to Holme-next-the-sea on the North Norfolk Coast. It was one of 5 Ultras I...

December 31, 2014

Running away from your problems

Earlier this year, after many years of suffering with the condition I was diagnosed with depression. It came as little surprise to me, I had been suffering intensely with various symptoms throughout 2013 and had self-diagnosed a month beforehand, but having a medical...

September 1, 2014

Halifax Marathon

Sunday saw the return of marathon season with the Halifax Marathon, my first of 4 marathons in the upcoming 4 months. I had entered the race to help bridge the gap between my last race, the Leeds 10K, and the Robin Hood Marathon at the end of September. Taking place fairly...

January 21, 2014

Year in Review: Top 5 Toughest Races

With 2013 now nothing more than a distant memory I've decided to finally get off my arse and provide a bit of a wrap up of my personal record breaking year of running. My 1000km challenge took me all across the country and with running 53 races...

January 2, 2014

My goal is to Run to the Moon

So 2013 is over and yesterday I saw the year out with a bang, or rather a shuffle and a bit of a limp, with the Liverbird New Year's Eve Marathon. Three hundred and sixty-five days, 53 races and 1093.48kms after starting the year at the Cleethorpes New Year's Day 10K my running...