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2013 in Brief

As the new year approaches and we start to think about what races we want to tackle in 2014. I thought I’d look back and see what i’d accomplished in 2013. On the whole I had a pretty good year … Continue reading

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Facing my first 100

Its 8.30 in the morning on the 29th of July, a day that I have been preparing for for the last 7 months. I have butterflies in my stomach just thinking about what lies ahead of me. In 9 hours … Continue reading

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Renewing a love affair with cooking

I have enjoyed cooking for as long as I can remember.┬áSome of my earliest memories are of afternoons spent in my grandparents kitchen. We would go there after school on a Thursday, entering the house through the backdoor, we would … Continue reading

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Arriving in India

Stepping off the plane into the Sunshine of Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport , it seemed i’d come a very long way since signing up to run the 100 mile Himalayan Stage Race six months earlier, and I don’t just mean the 30 hours of travel it had taken to get this far.
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Himalayan 100 Miles: Day1 (the hills)

In the first of what would be a series of early mornings, the alarm went off at just gone 4. We rose in darkness, carefully putting on the kit that we’d prepared the night before. Taking only what we needed … Continue reading

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Himalayan 100 Miles: Day2 (a run with a view)

It got dark around 6pm, and most of the runners were tucked up in their beds by 7pm. I didn’t have the best of nights sleep. I’d been up several times in the night with an upset stomach, and with … Continue reading

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Himalayan 100 Miles: Day3 (the marathon)

It was another early morning with the race starting at 6, an hour earlier than yesterday. One advantage of not feeling up to eating was i got to stay in bed that little bit longer. I just managed a cup … Continue reading

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Himalayan 100 Miles: Day4 (along the road)

I woke up feeling like i could actually face breakfast for the first time in three days, i’d slept well and was raring to go. Today was to be a relatively easy day, having come down from the higher altitude … Continue reading

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Himalayan 100 Miles: Day5 (the finish line)

By the time the alarm went off at 4.30, i’d already been awake for hours, my head too full of thoughts for sleep. Thoughts about what we’d achieved and what was still to come. Thoughts of course of Lucinda and … Continue reading

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One last day together

The sun rose at around 5am on our last day in India. I know this because as the sun rose, it woke the birds, the birds that slept above our window, the birds that woke me up at just after … Continue reading

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