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The Cider Frolic – 12 hour race – Cranbourne Chase Brewery

Fernandos disco

How I almost won a p**s up in a brewery White Star Running’s Cider Frolic This is a 12 hour race in Dorset, on a farm, with a brewery and you camp in a field. What’s not to like? It’s also organised by the excellent White Star Running. I’m a big fan of their events …

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Puretrail Tsunami Ultra – Marathon – sixteen

Puretrail Tsunami Medal

Yesterday morning I found myself sneaking off of our campsite just before 5am, leaving my wife and kids to lay-in and then strike camp while I did something a lot less sensible. I was off to run the Puretrail Tsunami Ultra marathon. The weather forecast was wall to wall sunshine, and before I knew it …

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Dorchester Marathon

Dorchester Marathon with medal

I took part in the first Dorchester Marathon this year. It was excellently organised by White Star Running and featured a challenging but beautiful course. For a road marathon it has to be my favourite one so far, although the elevation profile is not going to help you with that negative split. White Star Running’s …

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Equinox 24 – Did I or didn’t I?

From before the event Those that follow the Bike Run Swim Facebook feed will know that I got absolutely owned at my last ultra, The Plague. I made it a whopping 18.5 miles before I timed out at a checkpoint a mere 46 miles from the finish ­čśŤ . Physically I was fine, but mentally …

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Running is not bad for your joints, but everything else you are doing is!

Anyone reading this that is a runner or a triathlete will have likely had quite a few people say to them over the years “I don’t run because it hurts my knees” or “What you are doing is bad for your joints” or “You are doing irreparable harm to your hips.” All of those statements …

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Nike Free v5 – 2014 model – Preview

Regular readers will know that I regularly log my road miles in  a pair of obnoxiously coloured Nike Free v4.0 trainers and I have quite comfortably taken them up to marathon distance. There are a bunch of things that I like about them but I think that it can be summed up in two bullet …

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Running Technique Analysis – Session 2

At the end of last year I had a running technique analysis session with Neil Scholes from Kinetic Revolution. It was organised by my triathlon club and was extremely useful. You can read all about that session here. With┬ámore than a┬áthousand running miles under my belt since the last session I thought it was time …