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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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Marshalling Ravenscar

The Western United States 100 Mile Endurance Race is one of those races that’s been on my bucket list since reading about it a couple of years ago. But what’s this got to do with marshalling? Well the Western Unites … Continue reading

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Having completed the big ultras I’d signed up for this year, my training is starting to trail off a bit so I thought it would be a good time to revisit park running and see how my 5k time was … Continue reading

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Tyne Ultra – tales from the river bank

While I don’t often think about it, i’ve lived alongside the River Tyne most of my life, crossing it almost daily, to go to work or the shops and quite often running or walking along its banks. Now that i’d taken up ultra running, the idea of run its entire course from its source in the hills above Alston to the sea at Tyne Mouth made absolut sense. Continue reading

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The British Trail Running Podcast

A few weeks after completing the Hardmoors 55 this year, Tim Batesman got in touch asking if he could interview me for a new podcast he was producing/presenting call The British Trail Running Podcast, the idea was that it would … Continue reading

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Barefoot in the park

About a month a go Dr. Michael Wilkinson, senior lecturer in sport and exercise sciences at Northumbria uni ran a workshop on Barefoot running at the university. Barefoot running has seen a huge rise in popularity recently with the success … Continue reading

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The all new Nike Plus website.

It’s no secret that i’m a bit of a stats freak or that I love Nike plus for ipod/iphone. In fact i’ve logged over 270 runs and nearly 3000 miles since I got mine. Those people that follow me on … Continue reading

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My second park run

I heard about Park Run earlier this year, and although i’m not really a 5k runner, preferring longer distances and a more off road style of running, i thought i’d give it ago. If nothing else it would be a … 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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