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The Road to Sparta 2020

Courtesy: Sparta Photography Club So, so pleased and honoured to be running Spartathlon again in 2020. The road to Sparta will be difficult enough this year though without the challenges we’re all already facing with Covid 19. It will require … Continue reading

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Gloucester 24hour 2019 and Catchup

A belated catch up… Following Spartathlon 2019 I decided to run the Gloucester 24hr invitational track race hosted by good friends of mine Paul Katsiva Corderoy and his wife Maria, organised under the auspices of Severn Valley Events. I knew … Continue reading

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Spartathlon Report 2019

  Just a Brief Report As I mentioned in my previous post I managed to get a solid block of ten weeks of a hundred mile plus weeks under my belt over the winter before embarking on my do or … Continue reading

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Athens Ultramarathon Festival 2019 – 24hr Race Report

    Back in 2018 I had to withdraw from Athens 24hr due to a knee issue which finally undid my race at 19.5hrs. This was disappointing but unsurprising given I’d experienced a period of inconsistent training and a string … Continue reading

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2019 – A Big Year in Prospect Whatever the Outcome

  Well after another mixed year due to missed training, a few niggles and losing my mojo somewhat, I’m hoping I can get some consistency back and start the New Year positively with a fresh approach to 24hr racing, so … Continue reading

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Spartathlon Report 2018

    Summary Following a second year of inconsistent training due to niggles I found myself lined up once again at the start of this amazing, iconic but brutal race. This will be my fourth consecutive finish if I make … Continue reading

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Mid-season summary 2018

I’ve fallen behind with reporting this year, so I can only apologise to anyone who takes the time to read about my exploits. I read other runners reports of course and know it can be frustrating to wait for reports … Continue reading

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Athens 24hr Jan 2018 and General Update

Just a brief update… I’d finally managed to get three months consecutive training in after a torrid year in 2017 which I was glad to see the back of. I was really hopeful of trying to start 2018 positively with … Continue reading

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Spartathlon Race Report 2017

    Apologies this report is late and much less detailed than in previous years. I didn’t want to repeat stuff most of you are already familiar with and if I’m honest I’ve struggled to focus on reporting this year. … Continue reading

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Mid-season Update

Apologies for the absence of posts this year, but there has been little positive to post about as predicted. It’s been a pretty torid year injury wise since Barcelona and I don’t like to dwell on negative so I’d avoided … Continue reading

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