Category Archives: Marathon

Its now upon me !! ……. The Sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie !

… The Sur les Traces des Ducs de Savoie ….. the TDS race of the UTMB mountain running Event. “Wilder and more technical than the UTMB® and the CCC® it is a race in exposed country along the ‘Grande Randonnée’ paths … Continue reading

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The Art O’Neil Ultra-race……what a way to spend a weekend.

Art O’Neill was an Irish bandit who was arrested and held at Dublin castle, later escaping at midnight one cold January night back in 1592, his Ultra race follows the 35 mile escape route that he used , it runs through … Continue reading

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Races , respect and big changes !

Races , respect and big changes ! Himalayan 100 stage 2 I’ve not done a great deal of miles this week , 22 miles on the road and 10 miles on a treadmill in preparation for Saturday, this is fine as … Continue reading

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39 miles and a bit ………………..

39 miles and a bit ……………….. My need for a last 100+ mile training week and the fact I am only 2 weeks away from my Himalayan 100 race , I decided to pull out all the stops and go for a … Continue reading

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In the land of Epics ………….

In the Land of epics ……………..  “DNF’s and DNS’s are all part of  living in the land of epics ”  …. a quote from a friend and fellow outdoor adventurer, I will allow him to remain nameless but he certainly knows about … Continue reading

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The Gobi Challenge …………. the last of the BIG Three ..

” I was very close but I cannot claim to have done anything but fail in my goal to complete the “Hard Race Hat Trick”  , my decision to pull out of the Gobi race still hurts , the race … Continue reading

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The home straight ………………..

I leave for the Gobi Desert soon and its the last race in my hat trick , the journey I started is nearly over and it turned out to be way more than just crossing a desert ……. Back in … Continue reading

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Different moods …………..

    Different moods ………….. I wrote my last post when I was feeling a little somber , unhappy even ,  my training was over , I had entered the taper phase leading up to the Gobi Desert race , … Continue reading

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West to East Beast …… a serious challenge and then some !!!

  I Recently had the pleasure of meeting Sean McFarlane during the 70 Wild Miles Event in Glencoe earlier this year , he’s a super fit , motivated multi-sport competitor and was the outright winner of the 70′ this year … Continue reading

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The Sandbaggers Scottish Ultra ……

The Sandbaggers Scottish Ultra …… This is a tough and gruelling multi stage Ultrathon  of epic distance and ascent  , 5 stages that would cover 150 miles and climb just under 20,000 feet . It would test all of its … Continue reading

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