5 Ways to Fit Training into Life – Morning Runs

  Chris and I are asked so many times, so how do you fit your training in? We have 3 young kids, our twin boys are also young triathletes, swimming 3 times per week, cycling, running, playing football for their club and singing in a boys’ choir. Our daughter does gymnastics, ballet, swims twice per week and plays football too. …

The Jurassic Quarter Ultra Marathon – Power Tears and Steps!

Its May 20th 2016 and I’m sat in my car with Chris at Portland Bill lighthouse, Weymouth. The rain is coming down so hard that the wind screen wipers can’t keep up and we can feel the strength of the wind against the side of the car in the exposed car park. Yes, it’s another ultra-marathon day on the Dorset …

I’m marathon training! Why do I need to do speed-work?

So the question I’m asked so often, especially this time of the year. Do I need to do speedwork, I’m training for a marathon? The simple answer is, no, of course you don’t need to, if you’ve run some 20 milers, you will get round. However, if you want to hit that start line in top form, most importantly knowing …

Battling Desmond! How to race in a hurricane! – Dorset CTS Ultra Plus 2015

My last race of the year and my season, later than usual due to having a 4 month lay-off March-July from a car induced open knee injury! As I missed Race to the Stones and the Endurance Life CTS Fleet Ultra, I wanted to try to claim my year back by running the Gower 50 and finishing the season with …

When should I begin training again post marathon? My legs feel fine…

So we’ve all been there…just run a marathon, sore for a couple of days but then the nagging in the back of our head, ‘You will lose fitness’, ‘You will put on weight’, so you put on your trainers after just a few days rest, and it feels OK… but then. Two weeks later you feel awful, you get ill …

Stop Chatting, You’re Wasting Time! The Gower 50 Ultra 2015

What do you when you narrowly avoid being hit by a car, end up in hospital with your knee cut wide open, with a 16 week lay-off? Enter an ultra of course 🙂 The year started badly…The return of my childhood asthma side lined me for most of January and February, I had to pull out of The Grizzly while …