A couple months ago Robbie Britton caused a stir on the ultra-running facebook group with his article on Fast Running blog 'Should female runners get double lottery chances in male dominated races?' A lot of people, all of whom were ultra-runners and the majority of which were men, gave their opinion on both, why women were … Continue reading What stops women entering ultras?
Summary of my training for the West Highland way Race - 96miles on 23-24th June.
Where do I start with writing about my desire to attempt to cover 100 miles... I say 'cover' as clearly I will not actually run all of them, I expect to hike a lot. Also the race I hope to enter, and my back up one if I do not get a place, are both … Continue reading Could I run 100 miles?
With a week working in Manchester coming up, we decided to make the most of a drive up North and planned to visit the Lake District the following weekend to bag some 'Challenge Peaks.' However, on hearing our plans a colleague in Manchester suggested instead that we enter a Mountain Marathon race himself and his … Continue reading Mountain Marathon Thoughts
The Hare and Hounds Boundary Run is a marathon skirting the edges of Cambridge city marked out with flour arrows along the way. It was my second marathon, but this time I was not competing, I was training. The point was to run in a race atmosphere, but keep my head - run my run, and … Continue reading Boundary Run