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Tube run around Hyde Park in London

This week I did something I haven’t done before - a run from a London Tube Station. A quick internet search shows that on Twitter it is ‘a thing’ using e.g. #TubeRun. I may try more of these, mainly for variation when running in London… is this the new ‘bagging...

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Ultra running for Mind

During the first half or 2018 I am running races totalling 117 miles for fun and for the challenge (plus significantly more in training).  This is a personal challenge for me to see if I can physically and mentally run long distances, and at the same tie give...

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Chester Ultra 2018 – yep I’m in!

Well I have done it - I have signed up for the Chester Ultra 52 mile race in March 2018.  More details of the race can be found here http://www.gbultras.com/chester-ultra-50/.  Thank you to the GB Ultras Team, look forward to seeing you in March as well as the other...

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I am running the London Marathon 2017

I am lucky to be running the London Marathon 2017 in support of MapAction - a humanitarian mapping charity that works through skilled volunteers. The MapAction specialist teams help to save lives and minimise suffering by making the response to humanitarian...

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Petzl Tikka RXP Head Torch

Now that Autumn is here and the nights are drawing in, us runners need a helping hand to light the way.  I use the Petzl Tikka RXP head torch.  This allows me to keep my hands free, which is my preferred running style. The Tikka RXP is awesome.  It is super powerful,...

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What water bottle to use for trail running?

When you go running, what water bottle do you use?  Do you use a different one for on road or off road/trail running? I have tried a number of water bottles and hydration packs over the years.  I don't do very well with hand held water bottles, whilst convenient, I...

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Using a trail vest to carry hyradation, food and essentials

When I run I like to have my hands free, so hand held water bottles don't really work for me.  I have tried bum bag/hip bags to hold water, food, keys, phone etc and these are fine, but do bounce around a bit, and are not 'ideal' for accessing water etc as you have to...

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