Queenstown Marathon – Nov 2018

I'd signed up for Queenstown marathon a few months before it, when I realised I hadn't set myself a challenge for a while. After doing the Wadi Rum Ultra in 2017, and then moving to New Zealand and it all going a little bit differently to how I had thought it would meant that I'd … Continue reading Queenstown Marathon – Nov 2018

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

A year in people #21 – Craig

I'd only been running for a few months. Always on my own, always along the back trails of the village where I lived. Plodding along, quite happy with what I was doing, my only competition was myself on my Runkeeper app, where I was trying to go a little bit further each time than the … Continue reading A year in people #21 – Craig

Race time – Mount Cook Half Marathon

Last weekend I did the Mount Cook Half Marathon. I've lost count of how many races I've done now; too many to count in the 7 years I've been running. But I might never have done any at all if it weren't for a friend all those years ago. I never wanted to run in … Continue reading Race time – Mount Cook Half Marathon

It all starts with a click

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 … Continue reading It all starts with a click