Race

The Gathering: Dusk till Dark. R.E.S.P.E.C.T

Last night was a big night. After 7 months of injuries and an operation in January, I was taking part in my first race of 2017. I’d booked The Gathering: Dusk till Dark as a last minute treat, deciding I couldn’t handle spectating at yet another race. (FYI race jealousy is a thing!). At 7-8k of trails and only £20,…

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Life, Race

The killer question- why I’m not running Mighty Deerstalker

The Mighty Deerstalker – 10miles of gruelling hills, the perfect warm-up for Dirty Weekend. Not to mention a party atmosphere and the UK’s biggest night race. And I’m not running it. Even though I have been totally pumped about this race, it’s one that’s just not meant to be. Running injuries and my operation in January have meant that I only…

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Carnethy 5: A race for serious hill runners

With 5 hills, over 6miles and over 2000ft of elevation gain, on a good day Carnethy 5 was going to be a challenge for the team. Yesterday was not what you would class as a “good day”. With sideways blizzards and biting winds, even spectating was a brutal affair. But most of the Carnethy 5 seasoned pros took it in…

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