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

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

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 Running the Yorkshire 3 Peaks

Training: Week Fourteen

This week started with the most painful sports massage I've ever had. Especially my feet. For a while I thought they would break in half and that she was pulling my toes out their sockets. But no! They remained intact and I skipped out of there an hour later. OK, that might be a slight … Continue reading Training: Week Fourteen