5 months of training, research and preparation down and finally the time came to get on a plane to Jordan. In life, I’m always surprised when things comes together. Like, how I’ve actually managed to book the right flights, pack the right things and end up in the right place. But somehow, I seem to manage it. After a stressful Friday night weighing out all … Continue reading The Wadi Rum Ultramarathon
This ultramarathon lark is not just something I can wing this time (believe me, I’ve relied on this as a tried and tested method in the past, with varying success). Nope, I need all the help I can get. So, as part of my ultramarathon training, the other month I took a trip to see Dr Garry Palmer at Sportstest (up near Cannock) for a couple … Continue reading I’m taking any help I can get.
Neuromyelitis Optica. Ever heard of it? No, most people haven’t. I hadn’t, until a few years ago. The year was 2009. I’d just left my job at Lincolnshire Police but was looking forward to meeting up with my old team again to go to an awards ceremony in London as we’d been shortlisted for a Personnel Today award. It was for the work I’d been doing … Continue reading Wadi Rum – who I’m fundraising for
So I’ve signed up for this desert ultramarathon thing. I’ve stopped feeling physically sick (yes, I actually did for about two days). I’ve got over an initial wobble after a few people told me I probably couldn’t do it (I’ve chosen to ignore that). Now what? Probably should do some prep. And training. Yes, that’s not a bad idea. How do you train for this? … Continue reading Operation Desert Fun: start prep
It’s oh-so-easy to do stuff on the internet. A couple of clicks and before you know it you’ve bought a 100 pack of tennis balls, £40 of shampoo or entry to a desert ultramarathon. The latter is me this week. I’ve signed up for the Wadi Rum Ultra in Jordan. This October I will be running 260km through the desert. No, that’s not a typo, … Continue reading It all starts with a click