October 4, 2018

Lakeland 100 2018

Background – After a great 2016 completing the Fling, Lakeland 100, Tooting Bec 24hr race, The Sandstone 120 and a cheeky self-sufficient winter West Highland way I was feeling pretty pleased with my running.

2017 then turned to a pile of shit with rega...

July 19, 2018

This the 4th version of the Signature series of vests and the 3rd Ultimate Direction Vest I have owned.

Despite being out of the racing game from over a year now I am still luckily enough to be supplied with this kit by Beta Climbing Designs who distribute the Ultimate...

January 13, 2017

Winter WHW – 29th Dec 2016

Only a couple of years ago I would have said this challenge was well beyond my capabilities. I hadn’t run further than 53 miles (a phrase guaranteed to annoy your average marathon runner) never mind seriously contemplated the actual West Highl...

August 9, 2016

Disclosure – As a running ambassador for Beta Climbing Designs I am lucky enough to be provided with Ultimate Direction and Injinji products to make my running more comfortable. Beta distribute these and other running and climbing brands to retailers.

I was re...

June 4, 2016

Make your crew wear daft kit, you will suffer so they should too!


With the Fling safely in the bag and a better result than expected I was looking forward to a new challenge in the full West Highland Way race.


The thought of 95 miles weighed heavily on my mind. It woul...

November 25, 2015

As anyone who has run it knows, the Fling is a great race, mostly due the awesome organisation of Johnny Fling and his crew. If Carlsberg did finish lines then this would be it. Food, drink, massage, cafe type seated area (to over analyze your race with other runners),...

September 30, 2015

Jedburgh Ultra will be a wee bit special to me for a long time methinks. Mainly because it was my first outright Ultra win. No spoiler alert required here though as that happened in 2013.

I love the route as well though, nearly 38 miles and over 3000ft elevation on...

December 5, 2014

1st blog ever..bear with me..




I had completed this race twice before, 2011(my first ultra ) and 2013.

2011 resulted in a time of 9hrs 45, and I managed significant improvement in 2013 with 8hrs 25mins.


I had questioned myself this year with how much I could i...

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