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
is raising money for the Cardiomyopathy Association, and you can sponsor him at virginmoneygiving.com/JamesFricker
you’re all getting on in the build-up to your respective events – keep the miles up and if you can spare a few quid please donate - http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JamesFricker
Association, and you can sponsor him at virginmoneygiving.com/JamesFricker
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...
of this Fricker," I thought, "stretch the legs out, open the motor..." I got over-excited and took a comedy tumble that wouldn’t have looked out of place in a Charlie Chaplin movie – quick assessment: no damage done, just a little dent in my pride. I picked myself
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
Stage 3 (22 miles in 31C heat): 4:34:30Stage 4 (51 miles in 39C heat): 14:10:25Jamie says: I finished the long stage last night, running 51 miles in just over 14 hours. It was brutal. The terrain was relentless - it started with a climb that made the Devon ultra look flat and con...
on earth - why wouldn’t I want to give it a go?First stepsMy first challenge was breaking the news to my girlfriend, who while incredibly supportive was less than impressed by the documentary I showed her of James Cracknell’s adventures in the 2010 MdS
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