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September 30, 2014

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The Hunt for Nessy (Part 1)

I was lucky enough to fly up to Inverness on Saturday morning although it meant getting up at 5am. After arriving I first went to the Loch Ness marathon expo which was held in Bught Park on the banks of the river Ness in Inverness. There I picked up my race number and browsed through […]

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September 25, 2014

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The Loch Ness Marathon

It might not be one of the BIG 5 (or now 6) marathon majors but the Loch Ness Marathon is usually on the “Bucket List” of most marathon runners. The question I have is what captures the hearts of runners to make the trip up to Loch Ness? Is it the international fame of the […]

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September 14, 2014

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Wolverhampton 2014 in pictures

Lining up before the start.   Getting ready to start…..Oh look, Gary has forgotten something!   Half Way Round.   Finished, in more ways than one! Another marathon done and another long training run in preparations for next May’s 10in10.   Honoured to be on Gary’s post race Billy Wright annual photo. Thanks to Sandra […]

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September 9, 2014

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Training Starts – Halifax Marathon

After coming back from my knee operation last December, I’m pleased to say that through the spring and early summer I have had a good period of running, fitting in 17 marathons, including some tough hilly ones this summer like; Scafell, Trail Marathon Wales and the Lakeland Trail Marathon. The family holiday was mid August […]

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September 4, 2014

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I’m In!

I’m so excited and pleased to announce I’ve been accepted by the Brathay Trust to be running in their 10 marathons in 10 days event next year, from 8th to 17th May 2015. I am 1 of only 15 runners accepted and feel very privileged. I just hope I can repay Brathay’s faith in me […]

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August 23, 2014

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The Railway Ultra

“Ultra!?” I hear you say. I know, I don’t really do ultras and well this wasn’t really an ultra for me. The course was a long a 4.5 mile strip of disused railway line south of Ironbridge in a picturesque countryside spot near the tranquil village of Coalport. There were 2 distances available to the […]

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Salomon XA PRO 3D on Test

Cotswold Outdoor kindly asked if I would test a pair of Salomon XA PRO 3D trainers which they wish to promote. I must admit this is a chain of shops that has been off my radar until they contacted me with this request. Their shops cater extremely well for campers and outdoor walkers but I […]

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Lakeland Trail Marathon 2014

It’s the 23rd August and I’m only now getting round to writing this post about the Lakeland Trail marathon held at Coniston village which took place on the 6th July. It’s embarrassingly late but the weekend and the race were so lovely, I thought it was still worth sharing a few of my thoughts on […]

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August 3, 2014

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Lions Bridge Marathon – Race Report 2014

The 20th July 2014 saw the second instalment of the Lions Bridge Trail Marathon. We were fortunate to enjoy some lovely weather, very warm, cloudy with some sunny spells. Excellent conditions for the spectators and the families and friends of the runners but a bit hot round the collar for us runners. The main event […]

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July 3, 2014

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Sunny Rhyl by the Sea Side

After the past two weeks of hilly races, today’s flat marathon at Rhyl was planned to be a relatively easy affair but I should know better by now that they never are. Even a flat course isn’t easy because as a competitive runner I always push myself, so ran faster and therefore making it as […]