Hello! Welcome to my Cyprus International 4-day Challenge blog. The Challenge is a stage race held in the Akamas peninsula of Cyprus, taking in four very different races - and I'll be blogging throughout.My runningI've been running for about four
Waking up when it was still dark on Sunday morning, with screaming leg muscles and buses to the start leaving at 6.45am sharp, the prospect of taking on another race seemed impossibly cruel. But one thing spurred me on: the smug knowledge that by the time the UK was waking up I'd...
After a couple of days of lying around on a sunlouger by the pool (very pleasant) and dwelling on the races ahead (not so pleasant) the wheels finally began to grind into motion. Yesterday was a busy day - by the standards of the life of luxury I've rapidly become accustomed to -...
First thing to say about the 11K Hill Run, is that it's hard. Really hard. Almost entirely uphill, most of that steep, entirely on rocky trails in the Cypriot heat. And a final steep climb into the village for the final kilometre felt especially cruel.Last time I ran the Challeng...
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