Entries tagged with “Running”

Book Review : Feet in the Clouds

Book Review : Feet in the Clouds

The authors journey from his first fell run through to his attempt at one of the toughest challenges going - the Bob Graham Round, 42 Lake District peaks in 24 hours.

Book Review: 50 Races to Run Before You Die

Book Review: 50 Races to Run Before You Die

50 Races to Run Before You Die : Book Review - Tobias Mews collection of 50 races he has run, from iconic road runs through to brutal mountain ultras.

Book Review: Finding Gobi

Book Review: Finding Gobi

In 2016, Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultramarathon runner, unexpectedly stumbled across a little stray dog while competing in a gruelling 155 mile race across the Gobi Desert. The lovable pup, who earned the name ‘Gobi’, proved that what she lacked in size, she more than made up for in heart, as she went step for step with Dion over the treacherous Tian Shan Mountains, managing to keep pace with him for nearly 80 miles.

Couch potato to Ironman - Part 1

Couch to Ironman

Couch potato to Ironman - Part 1

What makes an average middle aged man go from a couch potato life to become an extreme endurance athlete who competes in ultra-marathons and Ironman competitions, and what did he learn along the way about himself and about his relationship with his faith.

Couch potato to Ironman - Part 2

Couch to Ironman

Couch potato to Ironman - Part 2

What makes an average middle aged man go from a couch potato life to become an extreme endurance athlete who competes in ultra-marathons and Ironman competitions, and what did he learn along the way about himself and about his relationship with his faith.

Couch Potato to Ironman - Part 3

Couch to Ironman

Couch Potato to Ironman - Part 3

What makes an average middle aged man go from a couch potato life to become an extreme endurance athlete who competes in ultra-marathons and Ironman competitions, and what did he learn along the way about himself and about his relationship with his faith.

Event Review - Coast to Coast (Expert)

Event Review - Coast to Coast (Expert)

Coast to Coast - 105 mile multisport race across Scotland in one day.

Event Review - Inflatable 5k Santa Run

Event Review - Inflatable 5k Santa Run

The annual xmas santa run with a difference - a 5km run with huge inflatable obstacles

Event Review: The Winter Ballbuster

Event Review: The Winter Ballbuster

Event Review: The Winter Ballbuster

Finding an Event - Race to the King

Finding an Event - Race to the King

From the Sussex town of Arundel the route takes you along the South Downs Way until you reach the finish at the majestic Winchester Cathedral. The event is what you make it, a walk, jog, run over 1 or 2 days, you will experience some of the finest scenery of southern england.

Finding an Event - The Cape Wrath Ultra

Finding an Event - The Cape Wrath Ultra

Winding through the beautiful lochs, glens and mountains of the Scottish Highlands, the Cape Wrath Ultra™ is an 8 day, 400km ultra-running expedition through some of the world's most inspirational landscapes.

Finding an Event - The Winter Ballbuster - Duathlon

Finding an Event - The Winter Ballbuster - Duathlon

The Winter Ballbuster - Duathlon

Finding an Event : Scottish Highlands - Coast to Coast

Finding an Event : Scottish Highlands - Coast to Coast

A 105 mile adventure/endurance race across the Highlands of Scotland, this is a truly epic adventure.

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 - Couch to 5k

Finding Your Challenge - Couch to 5k

Couch to 5k is a virtual challenge, where you download an App that then becomes your virtual training partner. Designed for beginners and those returning to exercise, it is now recognised enough to be approved by the NHS as an exercise programme!

Finding your Challenge - Park Run

Finding your Challenge - Park Run

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 - Triathlon ; Swim, Bike, Run

Finding Your Challenge - Triathlon ; Swim, Bike, Run

Triathlon is one of the most popular and growing sports in the UK. Here we have a pint sized guide to help you find challenge, motivation and inspiration.

October 2017 - #runeveryday 31 days of my life

October 2017 - #runeveryday 31 days of my life

#runeveryday is a challenge to honour the english runner, olympian Ron Hill who recorded a daily run, every day for 50 years + !!! I decided to give myself the challenge for a month - and it turned out to be a really interesting time!

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.

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.