Happy New Year! What epics are you taking on this new year? This year has come and gone at a rapid pace. 2016 has been a year of epic adventures, promotions, a new city, travelling and has seen some fantastic new people come into my life. All in… this year has been pretty awesome! 2016 […]Read More Long Runs and Mountain Fun- 2016
To read day one ->CLICK HERE<- Dawn breaks on what must be the clearest day in Skye’s history. There is not a cloud in the sky and the sun is just beginning to rise from behind the mountains. The mountaineers have already taken off to tackle today’s goals and I am one of only a […]Read More The Mountains Are Calling… Part 2-Running The Ridge
The What? The Glenmore 24 is a 24 hour Trail Race that takes place in The Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands. The event is essentially running around a 4 mile loop for 24 hours in Glenmore Forest just outside Aviemore. I know right… why would someone want to run around in circles for 24 […]Read More Glenmore 24- A successful failure.
Race Breakdown Distance- 100Km (65.9 Miles) Total Elevation Gain-8,628ft Time – 14:35:00 Position – 17th (7th Male) / Terrain – 70% Trail, 20%path and 10% road (though the road sections dragged! Aid Stations – 2 drop bags and about 5 checkpoints roughly 10 miles apart Race organisation – Great organisation, well organised logistics, only a […]Read More St Cuthberts Way 100k – Race Report
The 2016 UK and Scottish Ultra Trail Championships. Race Breakdown Distance- 53 Miles Total Elevation Gain-7,526ft (2,294m) Time – 10:35:59 (chip) Position – 165/625 finishers (chip) Terrain – There was a lot of it. 90% varied trail and 10% road. Aid Stations – 5 in total with 4 drop bags. All fantastic! Race organisation – […]Read More Hoka Highland Fling – 53Mile Ultra
Hello 2016! Well that went past quickly! 2015 was a big year of change for me! Travelling to the other side of the globe to look after elephants, becoming vegan, leaving the NHS and venturing into a new career as Assistant Manager at “Run4It”, new opportunities and moving on to my own flat at […]Read More A Year of Change – My 2015!
Legendary Finnish running company Karhu got in touch with me via an Instagram post last month. They were looking for a shoe reviewer and so sent me a pair of the “Fast5’s” to take for a spin! Pretty cool huh? So I have been testing them out on the road, off the road, up some […]Read More Karhu Fast5 Fulcrum – Shoe Review