El Chorro is a small village located near Malaga (Andalusia) in southern Spain. It is an incredibly popular rock climbing destination, surrounded by cliffs and located next to Desfiladero de los Gaitanes (“Gorge of the Gaitanes”). The location is a climbing mecca as clear by the number of vans, campers, and colourful trousers making their […]Read More El Chorro For Runners
Race Breakdown Distance- 22km Total Elevation Gain-4,570ft Time – 03:25:20 Position – 13th Terrain – 70% Trail, 20%path and 10% road Aid Stations – 4 checkpoints roughly 5km apart Race organisation – Well-organised logistics, only a few wrong turns when I wasn’t paying attention. Atmosphere – Roasting hot! Amazing people with some incredibly supportive volunteers. There was […]Read More Rouvas Forest Trail – Running in Greece
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 winter is drawing in, the days grow colder and the nights longer. Snow covers the mountains of Scotland and the wild winter weather starts to take effect. The Scottish mountains are notorious for their weather so when we packed to head to Skye. Hayley and I had our ice axes, our crampons and more […]Read More The Mountains Are Calling- Part 1… Arriving in Skye!
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.
Arrival! After a very a short flight over the water from Edinburgh I arrived at Dublin Airport. Jumping on the handy and super cheap airlink bus I was dropped right in the heart of the city, a stone throw away from my hostel. The Genarator! I was not expecting much for only £9 a night… […]Read More Dublin…for the Creic!