I had the pleasure of marshalling at the UK National Cross Country Championships at Harewood House the other weekend. The level of talent on display, across all age groups and genders was a pleasure to witness. The course was good too, not too many laps and a challenging, undulating route. Weather conditions were fantastic both … Continue reading Just ask Mo!
I am on a bit of a running high at the moment. This is down to my performance at the recent Snake Lane 10 mile race last weekend. So what went well to put me on a high? This year is a year of stepping back down in distance and concentrating on my running form … Continue reading Running on Cloud 9!
Okay....I have fallen out of love………. …..with trail running. Well, to be honest I wouldn’t say I have fallen out of love, but struggling to get out into the hills at the moment. This isn’t helped by my decision (on medical grounds) to stop running marathon distance and above. I still love the idea of … Continue reading Ten Reasons not to run trail marathons and ultras!
Over the past ten years or so there has been a rise in the number of trail events in the UK. This has led to a number of excellent race series being set up such as the Lakeland Trail Series, Hardmoors, Trail Outlaws etc. I have previously praised the Hardmoors series of events for their … Continue reading Dales Trail DT20
It doesn't matter how well your training has gone, how fit and ready you are before race day, ultra races are long enough to potentially ruin any plans you had. The weather, your choice of kit, hydration and nutrition are among some of the factors on the day that can change the outcome of your race. … Continue reading Hardmoors 55 March 2017
I am not ashamed to say it but I love the Hardmoors series of events. These are all currently based around the North Yorkshire Moors area, which is close to home for me, but the main appeal has to be the friendliness of the races and the people involved (okay the routes and surrounding area … Continue reading Hardmoors 30