Running from London to Brighton My most recent act of craziness... Back in 2009 I took part in the London to Brighton bike ride and managed to finish 5th fastest out of around 20,000 people. The year after I improved on that and was 4th. Now I faced a fresh challenge to try and run a 100km trail route from Old deer park, Richmond to Brighton Race course. The route profile made it obvious that this event was going to be a tough one, with a fair amount of climbing throughout.
Events organised by Saxon, Vikings and Normans Marathons & Challenges (Saxon-Shore.com) This is the first time I had attempted such a challenge and one that I was excited to attempt but equally worried how my fitness and ankle injury would hold up. Day 1 - Relativity Run Challenge Westbrook, Margate Not the most inspiring of courses. Race director; Traviss described it as grey, dull and boring. The sky was grey, the sea looked grey, the white cliffs looked grey, and the con
Organised by SVN (http://www.saxon-shore.com) This year, I have 18 events left, including this one. This one being the longest distance event and one where I’d be running into the unknown. My previous attempt at a 50 miler was at the beginning of April, on a much easier course, with more regular feed stations and one in which I attempted with a chest infection. Today, I did not have a chest infection; I was feeling very good and probably at the peak of my fitness for the yea
Thursday 15th June 2017 Running Miles – Dorney Lake Yet again this event I planned to use as a training run, to get miles in my legs prior to the upcoming 50 miler. This event would take place at Dorney Lake, Buckinghamshire. This venue hosted 30 medal events including rowing and canoeing during the 2012 Olympics. The start time was 9am and knowing what the m25 is like at that time in the morning I asked my Aunt & Uncle (Laurence and Bronwen) who lived near Windsor if I co
I intended to go into this event with a relaxed attitude. My runs over the previous few months have not quite gone to plan and my fitness has nose-dived somewhat, although I am sure it is getting back there slowly, I am not the most patient of people. So, my plan was to not worry about the pace, just keep the heart rate low and try to enjoy it, otherwise Natalie might tell me off 😊 The first two laps I was joined by Craig, a marathon regular. We discussed running, of cours
A Saxon-Shore event located once again a Samphire Hoe, Dover. Timed challenge event to run as many 2.5mile laps as you like within a 6 hour cut off period. (http://www.saxon-shore.com) Due to my recent illnesses, which had pretty much wiped out any training in the month of April, I went into this event expecting very little. I was hoping to get close to the distances I was achieving prior to illness, but I knew that this would be unlikely as my fitness would have inevitably