August 21, 2016

Journey Through The Dark

Earlier this week I had my 22nd and final therapy session. When I began my counselling journey 8 months ago I really had no idea what to expect. Part of me was hoping for a fancy chaise longue that you would see in films, so the sight of gaudy green carpets and a blue chair...

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...

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...

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...

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...