Below I have put together a list of the kit I used during the Ice Ultra.  If you’re going to be going fast like Robbie Britton then perhaps you kit may be slightly different but not much.  The one thing I would say is that you don’t want to skimp on ...

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Sitting in my nice warm kitchen it’s easy to forget just how cold I was at times during the Ice Ultra!
Having signed up for this cold race I started worrying about what kit to take.  Although I had done a cold race before this time was very different; I wasn’t ...

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Mimi & Dick Kearn
The Grand Union Canal Race or GUCR as it’s referred to is one of my favourite races and holds many happy memories.  The race is always held on the last bank holiday in May beginning on Saturday morning at 6am at Gas Street Basin, Birmingham.  Runners have ...

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It has been over a week since I returned from my trip to India – what an adventure I had!
Myself and 12 other people had been invited to participate in the new 161km race hosted by the Gujarat Commission of Tourism to promote the event to the trail running community. ...

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The Two Oceans Marathon has been on my bucket list since completing my Double Comrades in 2009 but I could never persuade HWMBO that flying out for a 56km race was a fantastic idea!  Thankfully my lovely friend Guy finally found the right woman and their wedding was the weekend ...

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Here is a list of items I took with me on The Spine Race which may help competitors taking part next year.  The weather this year started with rain, followed by a blizzard then snow together with high winds.  Not once did my body feel cold and I get cold ...

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Over the past few days I  have been trying to get my thoughts together on The Spine  It was a race that interested and terrified me when it was first launched over 3 years ago, but didn’t know enough about the race organisers to take the plunge and enter.  Roll ...

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WOW what an adventure we all had in the Namibian Desert!
I have recently returned from taking part in the inaugural Desert Ultra a 250km 5 day self sufficiency race in the Namibian Desert.  The word Namib means “vast place” and this is certainly true as the Namib stretches for more ...

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“Coming into Sparta was the most wonderful feeling – just over 9km to go, I knew now I would finish.  Running down the long road towards the town the views are stunning and makes everything you have done in the last 30 odd hours worth it.  Getting to the last ...

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My goodness I slept well, waking up feeling refreshed and marvellous!  HWMBO on the other had was feeling slightly groggy and although it was definitely his turn to make coffee (it is after all “All about me”!!) I made him coffee – something wrong there, but better to keep him ...

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