Feral children and the Death Slide

I sometimes wonder how it is that my brother and I ended up as [fairly] normal adults, because we were pretty feral children. We lived in the middle of nowhere and were given free reign to go cause chaos in the countryside. We'd spend hours outside either in the orchard, or out and about on... Continue Reading →

Running the Yorkshire 3 Peaks

As part of my Wadi Rum Ultramarathon training last year, I decided to have a weekend up north doing the Yorkshire Three Peaks as I was already heading up there to see some friends. In my crazy optimism I decided to run it on the Friday, and then walk it again on the Saturday. Not strictly... Continue Reading →

How to be more active

I actually don't like exercise. Yes, you read that correct. Well, kind of. The definition of exercise is "activity requiring physical effort, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness". Now, of course I participate in plenty of that, it's just that I hate exercising purely for the fact of 'getting fit' (how do you... Continue Reading →

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,... Continue Reading →

Training: Week Eight

This week's been a blur of squeezing in runs in between packing and moving boxes. So much so that I have to look at photos to remember what I've actually done this week. I had new kit to wear so that was pretty exciting. Yes, I am a kit wanker this week. Shiny new trainers,... Continue Reading →

Training: Week Seven

I've bloody enjoyed training this week. Maybe it was the great locations I've ran in. Or the people I've ran with. Or the weather. Or maybe it's the fact that I've been as busy as shit, so the time out to do training has been a welcome respite and time to clear the head. Yep,... Continue Reading →

Training: Week Five

Hoop-la. Lalalalalala. La-la-la. Lololola. That's how my brain is feeling right now. Merrily singing little tunes to block everything else out. This is not because of the training, oh no. That bit is [kind of] the easy bit. Well, apart from it taking up time, that's all. This week I've just ended up with rather... Continue Reading →

Training: Week Three

I'm getting into the groove of this now. The groove of trying to fit training around other commitments, or commitments around the training. The running is not so bad as that's pretty easy to fit around most things as I can always get up really early, fit a quick one in at lunchtime or run later... Continue Reading →

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