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Nun Shall Pass – Hope 24 2014 Race Report

The following article was originally published last year on my family blog www.theleukaemiaconclusion.co.uk. It was so good that I felt it deserved repeating before I published this year’s race report of the same event. šŸ˜‰ Imagine the scene: A blustery and dramatic day in a field in the south of Devon. One moment the sun …

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A bit about pants – X-Bionic Summerlight

I don’t know about other ultra runners, but I have spent many hours tweaking and adjusting my kit to eliminate chaffing. I have been pretty successful so far and am down to one final problem. Pants! I normally run in your basic snug fitting trunks to hold everything in place, and at shorter distances they …

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The Oner Ultramarathon 2015

Last year I attempted the Oner and got beaten by the weather. You can see the full report and how badly it went wrong for me here. I was dressed like Superman and was raising money for the wards in Derriford hospital that had been treating my wife for Leukaemia. Incidentally, she had a stem …

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A bit about Honey Stinger Waffles

You wont like them, so you’d better send yours to me. Don’t worry I’ll put them to good use and they don’t taste at all delicious…. You may gather that I like these quite a lot. They taste great, areĀ organic andĀ are also great energy food. If you ever find me collapsed at the side of …

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Thames Trot 50 2015

If I could sum up my personal experience of this race it would be “well organised and a painful lesson in specificity!” My reason for doing the race was that I expected it to be a fairly easy 50 miler to get under my belt early in the season. This would tick the box to …

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Clif Shot Gel Review

My latest box of goodies arrived in the form of chocolate flavoured Clif Shot Gels from www.probikekit.co.uk.Ā I spend a lot of time either running or cycling quite a long way, so tend to survive off of real food quite a lot of the time. If I do find myself doing something shorter though,Ā then I am …

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An eating contest with mileage – Delicious Drake’s Trail

A few weeks ago I was reading an article that said the Marathon Du Medoc is an event that must be competed in if you like good food and drink and are partial to a bit of running. Instead of your usual energy faire at the pit stops it features wine, cheese and lots of …

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Frome Half Marathon 2014 – Intelligent Running

This was my second time in the Frome Half Marathon after competing in the inaugural event in 2012. You can read about that here. This year the race was every bit as good as when I ran it before. The locals were out all around the course, cheering runners along the closed roads. It was a …

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Surely you jest? – A race report for the Classic Quarter Ultra Marathon – The Leukaemia Conclusion

Here is my race report for Endurance Life’s Classic Quarter, an epic 44 mile ultra marathon in Cornwall. I was breaking out in a cold sweat for reasons that had nothing to do with the race. My stomach was unsettled, my eyes bleary and my bowels, well you probably donā€™t need any more information on …