Category Archives: Marathon des Sables

The Ice Bucket Challenge ….

The Ice Bucket Challenge …. Lately its all been about the ALS ice bucket challenge , a viral fund-raiser where  people are nominated by previous challengers, then after doing the challenge themselves they are able to nominate the next unlucky people … Continue reading

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Runners Own …. Short Videos to fire you up

RUNNERS OWN Video Shorts made by runners for runners  Following on from the brilliant little Vid of Finlay Wild Natural Obsession , I want to start this page as a collection of runners own short home-made videos that inspire you to lace up … Continue reading

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Natural Obsession

Natural Obsession ……   Every now and again you see something online that encapsulates just how you see the sport you do …. I saw this video and it set me on fire with fresh dreams Natural Obsession starring the … Continue reading

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Men of Porage … hardened biking !!

  There is a race that is a myth to many , one that most are never likely to see , it’s a mystery held deep within the European mountain bike community. A race where invitation is the only means … Continue reading

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Sean MacFarlane does ….. The Celtman !!

. Sean MacFarlane does ….. The Celtman !! . I wrote about Sean MacFarlane once before here .. http://www.runner786.com/2011/07/04/west-to-east-beast-a-serious-challenge-and-then-some/  and if you read that already then you know that Sean is an exceptional outdoor athlete and has ran, biked , swam and … Continue reading

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Cold Black …………

. Cold Black …… by Under Armour I was recently contacted by Under Armour during a Blog outreach program where they chose  unassociated athletes suitably qualified  ( I use the term “athlete” loosely 🙂 ) to test and independability review their products … Continue reading

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Cateran55 mountain trail race….. 55 miles is a lot of running !

. Cateran55 mountain trail race….. 55 miles is a lot of running !  I had definitely been better prepared for a race but this was one journey I really didn’t want to miss, even if I was guaranteed a tough time…  So I … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas one and all …..

. Merry Christmas one and all ….. 2011 has been another amazing year , one of both great success and heartbreaking failure. ..What with my decision to close my High street business’ due to the effects of the recession , the … Continue reading

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The Grand Canyon of the Himalaya …………………………

Mark Lyons Himalaya The Grand Canyon of the Himalaya ………………………… We had been travelling for 17 hours, over mountain passes 20,000 feet high and across a desert that appeared to stretch the entire length of India! , but now I … Continue reading

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Himalayan 100 preview

I’m receiving daily emails about when I’ll be blogging up the Himalayan 100 race , apparently it sparks an interest to a lot of people yet there’s not much info out there about it , well I intend to blog … Continue reading

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