A piece of paradise

  ‘Going to the mountains is going home’ – John Muir   Mountains – and I mean mountains. Everywhere. Finally. Seating on the bus that would take us from Geneva (where we landed)… Continue reading

Two Hearted River 50km

“When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time.” – Maya Angelou In order to understand why the 24th of June 2017 was such an important day, you have to… Continue reading

Where from here? A reminder of what I know.

“At some point, everything is going to go south on you… everything’s going to go south and you’re going to say, this is it. This is how I end. Now you can either… Continue reading

Anatomy Of An Escape – A Search For Oxygen

“Everything that’s broke – leave it to the breeze” – James Bay. “The mountains are calling and I must go”. As I was breathing so heavily people could actually hear me coming from… Continue reading

Like Patients No Patience

    I need to move on but I have been struggling to – big time. I was hoping that getting an MR would help me do so. I think it did. It… Continue reading

Reflections On 2015 – A Non Running Post (almost)

” Tell me – What is it you plan to do With your one wild and precious life?” Mary Oliver   Someone asked me yesterday if I had done much reflecting on 2015.… Continue reading

A Mountain rises through it

“Eventually, all things merge into one, and a river runs through it. The river was cut by the world’s great flood and runs over rocks from the basement of time. On some of… Continue reading

Plantar Fasciitis – A runner’s low

“For every runner who tours the world running marathons, there are thousands who run to hear the leaves and listen to the rain, and look to the day when it is suddenly as… Continue reading

How I got absolutely smashed by a marathon and what I learned in the process

  “What is easy is exhausted quickly” – Bernd Heinrich   “Alright, let’s suffer” – those are the exact words I spoke to John the morning of the race as I was shutting… Continue reading

DORSET CTS ULTRA PART II – On learning to let go and overwhelming beauty

 “There is a moment in every race when you finally let go. You let go of all of the fears you had going into it about fatigue and failure.  You let go of… Continue reading