Hardwork beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard Anon The recent World Athletic Championships in London got me discussing the nurture versus nature debate with friends. ‘Not again’ I can sense you thinking to your selves! I am not by any means an expert in this field, nor do I intend to argue against other … Continue reading Hidden Talents
Regrets, I had a few, but then again too few to mention……. I found myself singing that Frank Sinatra classic (as much as I hate it!) whilst running the other day after taking the decision to quit running marathons. My recent heart problems had been a major factor in my decision. However I couldn’t face the … Continue reading No regrets!
My health has led me to evaluate my race calendar and goals after a period of reflection!
Cardiac Arrest...........Heart Failure............ Those two words always sound so terminal. The terms mean that the heart has stopped beating due to an 'electrical fault' with the signals the heart received to instruct it to beat. Heart of the problem My race diary for this year was quite busy with races planned every month to the … Continue reading One step forwards……….
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
'There is no place for arrogance or complacency in racing because you are up there one minute and on your backside the next' The above quote by Jockey Tony McCoy, was directed at horse racing. However it applies equally to running too. Back in 2013 I was in my best running form. I had ran … Continue reading Don’t let your success make you complacent!
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
So last weekend was my last long run weekend before the Hardmoors 55 on the 18th March! I had previously struggled to be able to do the 'back-to-back'(B2B) long runs, that are key to Ultramarathon success, mainly due to personal circumstances. However I set aside time to be able to do this for this race. … Continue reading It’s taper time!