of the running ‘experience’ is that you carry all your food with you. This is no mean feat - you have to carry 14,000 calories minimum (2,000 per day) during the course of the race. This is punishment of the highest order.Therefore, this week I decided
with a robust rucksack that will be my best friend for the duration of the race. The great thing about this pack, the Sky 30+10, is that it expands and shrinks depending on the space required, so as the race goes on and I consume the food I bring I can
dunes, camels, epic views and the occasional mirage. My long mileage run this weekend hit a respectable 19.66 (I feel it’s important to include the extra 0.66). It was the last time I’ll get to run with a training partner as we set off on our own quests
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
was particularly looking forward to given my performance on the steep in Devon. I was told to go under 1:30 (6:52 ave min mile) which was actually slightly quicker than my usual long run pace, but overall a good chance to really put my Devon demons behind me
all). I made the decision around mile 17 (when it started raining as I was half-way up another hill) that I would do the marathon course and not the ultra course - which is an extra 7 miles (not the advertised 10K) after checking in at the finish
whipped through in 5:25, leaving a 2:09 final stage.Bravo!If you're as awed by Jamie's achievement as we are at RW Towers, you can sponsor Jamie online.
for the third consecutive year in 2010 completing the total distance in 19:55:08, has won four MdS titles. The winner of last year's race was Rachid Morabity, Mohamed Ahansal's pupil and fellow countryman, in a time of 20:58:19. It was the longest race yet
’d finished. Instead I dug in, which was probably rather silly given the injury but I wanted to challenge myself where I’d failed last week.At mile 15 the decision was taken out of my hands. My running buddy had been struggling with flu and had to walk
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