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

The Wadi Rum Ultramarathon

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

Training: Week Thirteen

With the arrival of August came mild panic. Shit feels like it’s getting real. However, I also ONLY BLOODY WENT AND RAN A MARATHON*!! AND one that had the equivalent climb the height of Ben Nevis (I ran the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge route). The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge takes on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, usually in this order. These peaks form … Continue reading Training: Week Thirteen

Wadi Rum – who I’m fundraising for

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