Brecon Beacons ultramarathon race report and summer summary

  The Brecon Beacons ultramarathon became my main objective for the year. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. Originally Scafell Skyrace was my A race for the year and UTS 50 my B. To cut a long story short I had the archetypal horrendous race at UTS, blown legs and got even more injured… Continue reading Brecon Beacons ultramarathon race report and summer summary

Damian Hall interview

Damian Hall was setting the fastest known time on the South West Coast Path around the time I first laced up a pair of running shoes. As a Devon native his exploits on that epic 10 day 15 hours and 18 minute run caught my attention and began my interest in one day becoming an… Continue reading Damian Hall interview

Salomon S/Lab Sense Ultra review

I have previously only used Inov 8 trail shoes and although I have no complaints about them and my Roclite 290’s are still used weekly even after 600 miles a change can be good. Many of the greatest trail and ultra runners use Salomon so I turned to them to select a new shoe. I… Continue reading Salomon S/Lab Sense Ultra review

Donnie Campbell interview

Donnie Campbell is one of Britains best trail runners and coaches. He recently won the Salomon Ben Nevis Ultra and has previously represented Great Britain at the world trail running championships. Reading about Donnie’s run across the Namib Desert in Outdoor Fitness was one of the core inspirations I had to get myself outside, exploring… Continue reading Donnie Campbell interview

Salcombe coastal marathon in storm Brian

I only found out about the event a few days before it was being staged but I only live a few miles away so was eager to get involved on my local trails, and to raise some money for charity. The route was originally from Start Point to Bantham but due to the yellow weather… Continue reading Salcombe coastal marathon in storm Brian

First 50 miler – Dartmoor crossing extreme

I started running around 18 months ago and soon established that I wasn't driven by fast 10k times or trying to run a sub 3 hour marathon. I was inspired to run because it allowed me to explore new beautiful places and push my body in ways I didn't know it was capable of. This… Continue reading First 50 miler – Dartmoor crossing extreme

On Cloudsurfer review

I have been aware of the On brand for a while and was very interested in their shoes. I had the opportunity to try on a pair when I visited runners need in Exeter and resolved that when my Nike Vomero's finally needed to be retired I would splash out on a pair of Cloudsurfer's.… Continue reading On Cloudsurfer review

Running for your mind

I have been fortunate enough to have never had to deal with any genuine mental health issues, but like most people there have been incidents in life that have left me not feeling myself, and recently has been one of those times. I find when I am feeling anxious or mildly depressed I lose my… Continue reading Running for your mind

Keswick Mountain Festival 50k race report

Ever since getting into off road running and reading Richard Askwith’s brilliant Feet in the clouds I have been longing to visit the area and run. I have been keeping a look out for races in the Lake Disitrict that would be a challenging distance and course profile and would also provide me with some… Continue reading Keswick Mountain Festival 50k race report