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...
Grinning like a loon while bounding down twisting trails, the sea in the distance growing ever closer, I realised - there it was. My running mojo. It was BACK!The half-marathon starts a bit like the 11K hill run - pale, dusty, rocky trails. But thanks to a start at 300m rather th...
Hope Tour: Day One - Harrogate to LeedsWell that was a baptism of fire. Or perhaps ice would be more appropriate. We seemed to have chosen the coldest bloody day of the year to start our epic journey down the country in aid of HopeHIV. It dipped below zero for some of it and with...
Day two: Leeds to BarnsleyTurns out day two was the first time any of the four of us had done back-to-back marathons so that’s a milestone of sorts reached already. Mind you, I’m writing this at 6am on the morning of day three and everything hurts. As in, EVERYTHING. Judging by t...
You've followed Triathlete's World Editor Alison's Marathon des Sables blog over the last week, and now she's back with some stunning pictures which show off the dramatic backdrop to this epic week-long desert race (and her bandaged feet...).
competitors left in the race this is pretty good going!Catch up on Jamie's training blog posts, or read on to get a taste of what Jamie will be facing in the desert over the next few days, courtesy of our 2011 MdS blogger Alison Hamlett.What is the Marathon
Apologies for not posting another blog sooner. Injuries, slower pace and thus more time on my feet running (shuffling) has meant less time for doing this sort of thing. Here’s a summary of days 3-6:Day three: Barnsley to Chesterfield
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