I run.

I run. I just keep going. One foot, in front of the other. No end in sight, no time to think, nowhere to be. What goes through my mind? I couldn’t tell you. My whole life, and nothing at all. It’s blank, but so full it might burst. Like a conveyor belt, one thing after another, teasing me with memories and feelings. Dreams and hopes, … Continue reading I run.

Ultra-Trail Australia: 50km and 2500m of sheer joy

Or should that be sheer hell? One of the hardest races I’ve done, but one of the most satisfying and one of the best weekends for fun. Each year in May the town of Katoomba is descended upon by thousands of runners keen to take on the quad-busting ascents and descents of the trails in the Blue Mountains National Park. I’d been to the Blue … Continue reading Ultra-Trail Australia: 50km and 2500m of sheer joy

Devil’s Dash – 6.66km spooky run

Last night a group of us took on the Devil’s Dash run in Bottle Lake Forest, Christchurch. It’s a spooky halloween/zombie type run through the forest for 6.66km, IN THE DARK. Admittedly it was a smaller group than originally planned, but for reasons other than they were scared. I think. Kate (who, in her own words, was at home resembling an actual zombie) had decided … Continue reading Devil’s Dash – 6.66km spooky run

The £2 training plan – how it worked

During my training I created a thing called the ‘£2 training plan’ as a way to raise cash for charity. In simple terms, it meant asking people to come join me on a training run and donate £2 each time they did it. The benefits were multiple: money was raised for charity, people got something out of it and I got company and motivation to … Continue reading The £2 training plan – how it worked