Dreadmill Training

I am heading off this weekend to look at a potential venue for the 24hr treadmill challenge which now looks like it has been set for April. It is been billed as an official record attempt but the record currently stands at 153.6 miles so I am doubtful that I will manage further than that. […]

Indo Trek blog

It’s been only a week and a half since I got back from Indonesia but already I’m looking forward to heading back next year. Normally my multiday events are races but when Indo Trek was organised by Phil & Co at Sole Challenge I couldn’t resist the chance to visit another island in Indonesia, Indo […]

Beacons Ultra

I have been enjoying my time back ultra running without the thoughts of sea swims in the back of my mind at all times. Likeys Beacons race is a two lap route around the Brecon Beacons and is billed as 45miles (its apparently more like 46/47miles) I travelled up on friday afternoon with another ultra […]

Venture Medical First Aid Course

I spent this weekend doing an Adventurous Activities Outdoors First Aid course. It was run by Venture Medical www.venture-medical.com It’s a two day course and I found it to be much more informative/realistic than any first aid course I’ve been on previously. Rather than the normal Death by Powerpoint the course switched between talks (which […]

Viking Way Ultra in Memory of Anthony Downing

The Viking Way Ultra is a 147mile race that is starting on 7th April and runs from Humber Bridge to Oakham. It is a non stop race and has a cut off of 40 hours. 34 runners, including myself, have been selected to participate in this tough event organised by Mark Cockbain, an accomplished Ultrarunner […]


Another weekend  spent  in  Scotland  for  racing.  This  race  was  Iron  Monster,  a  race  that  is  normally  a  relay  around  loch  ness.  This  year,  however  28  loons  stood  at  the  startline  along  with  275  relay  team  members  with  the  intention  of  doing  it  all.  Roughly  40km  run  and  80km  bike.  The  first  2  run  sections  […]

JoBot at HOTH

Having only entered this event on a friends suggestion (cheers Ian Tosh) I hadn’t given it much thought leading up to it apart from the fact that I thought it would be a good training run a couple of weeks before Glenmore 24hr run and would give me some practice running through the night. I […]