Entries tagged with “Challenge”

Cracking the Marmotte - Part 1

Cracking the Marmotte

Cracking the Marmotte - Part 1

When you look at a single day challenge, then The Marmotte is up among the toughest. 170km, 5000m climbing with the famous 21 hairpin Alpe D'huez climb to finish it off, it is a special day out.

Cracking the Marmotte - Part 2

Cracking the Marmotte

Cracking the Marmotte - Part 2

The Marmotte 2014 had ended with a successful silver medal ride despite multiple punctures and a final ascent on a completely flat tyre... Now aiming for the Gold Medal time. would it all come together on the next attempt?

Crossfit Journey 3 - Ready for the Games??

The Crossfit Challenge

Crossfit Journey 3 - Ready for the Games??

With the Crossfit Games rapidly approaching and my entry confirmed this is a review of my progress so far and thoughts on the next 5 week ahead!

Crossfit Journey 4 - The Crossfit Open

The Crossfit Challenge

Crossfit Journey 4 - The Crossfit Open

Crossfit Open 2017 - My thoughts on taking part, the workouts, my performance and on completing the first challenge of the year.

Finding an Event : The Marathon des Sables

Finding an Event : The Marathon des Sables

The Marathon des Sables is a globally renowned challenge - it has been called the Toughest Footrace in the world, a multi-day ultra run across the desert area of southern Morocco.

Finding Your Challenge - Running a Marathon

Finding Your Challenge - Running a Marathon

Does the challenge of taking on and finishing a marathon inspire you?

Finding Your Challenge - Swimming the Channel

Finding Your Challenge - Swimming the Channel

Have you thought of taking on the Channel.. over 20 miles of swimming to reach the French coast..

Finding Your Challenge : Obstacle Course Racing

Finding Your Challenge : Obstacle Course Racing

Obstacle Course Races have become one of the fastest growing type of events in the UK. Combining the unique challenges of course design, distance. mud, obstacles, teamwork and racing, they are generally in great locations, providing a fun filled day out as well as a tough physical challenge.

Fitafter50 - List of Current Events

Fitafter50 - List of Current Events

Fitafter50 - List of Current Events

Race to The Stones - Weeks 1-3 Training

Conquering an Ultra

Race to The Stones - Weeks 1-3 Training

I've entered Race to The Stones in July 2019 - a 100km trail run that I am taking on over 2 days. I'm using the official training plan as the basis for my run, and this is my weekly blog on progress.

Sa Calobra - who will be king of the mountain?

Sa Calobra - who will be king of the mountain?

Sa Calobra is a category 1 climb in the Tramuntana mountain range in Mallorca.

You've signed up for what??

Conquering an Ultra

You've signed up for what??

Race to The Stones.... I'd heard about it, read about it, but pretty much dismissed the idea. Too old, too injury prone, too long, too hot.. So I signed up.. this is the start of my journey to the 2018 race.