I love my food; I just don’t like carrying it, who does? It’s heavy and awkward to the extent that I even hate coming out of Tesco and walking to the car with bags – that’s how much I hate carrying food.Now my problem with the MdS is that part
my midweek mileage. It would be a win-win situation if only it would stop raining and warm up. Having bombarded the editor of triathletesworld.co.uk Alison Hamlett, who ran last year's MdS, with questions specifically about which sleeping bag
explain why I lost a toenail this week and am suffering badly from blisters. So my lesson is to be patient, run slowly and stay strong, both mentally and physically. The plan is to get to the MdS in the best shape possible. Running my midweek miles quicker
It’s not something I usually have a problem with - I just reach into the drawer, pull out the closest bit of clobber and bound out the door – but oh, how times have changed (and the weather, and people's opinions of running in 'apple catchers' with We Will Rock You blaring out......
Whilst my brother jokes saying he'd rather be punched in the face than run 151 miles in the desert, I consider myself very fortunate to be capable of attempting something like this. After an exciting 2011 race calendar comprising of a couple of half-marathons, a few 10Ks, the Lon...
With just days to go now until the race - I fly out to Morocco on Thursday - it is all getting very real!I had some pacing commitments for RW last weekend in Hastings; it saw me pit my wits against the notorious Hastings hill, which was not I was particularly looking forward to g...
This weekend marked my first attempt at an ultra. I thought I’d chosen wisely - a coastal trail series in Devon sounds idyllic, and I had pictured waves crashing against rock faces as I bounded over 35 miles of beautiful trails in the mild February sun. How wrong (and unprepared)...
A quick update today as we're hoping to have the full story from our Marathon des Sables challenger himself when he returns to RW Towers later this week.Jamie completed the MdS in a total time of 39 hours and nine minutes. The marathon stage he
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
and walked for two hours. It was liberating. Walking isn’t as taxing as running and I felt I really could take more of my surroundings in. I even started to get excited about the prospect of being in the desert.Fellow MdS runners and myself have only four
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