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World 50km Treadmill Record – @ultra_paulo

On Saturday, after being paced to a new Park Run PB by James Elson, I sat in Profeet in Fulham and watched Paul Navesey run on a treadmill for just under 3 hours and 6 minutes. Over 3 hours on … Continue reading

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Tenacity and sheer bloody mindedness

Yesterday, a runner who I admire hugely completed an iconic sporting achievement.  Had they done it on their first attempt, I would have been impressed, but it wouldn’t have made a lasting impression on me.  I would have added it … Continue reading

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“Running and Stuff” by James Adams

This is James Adams. The photos were taken at Country to Capital, where I managed to wangle a sweaty runner hug off him, mainly because the sun was in his eyes and he thought I was somebody else. But that’s … Continue reading

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Training run musings – kit

Aside from the whole getting stronger and fitter thing, training runs, especially long training runs, are useful for testing out kit and nutrition.  So with two recent loooong runs under my belt, what have I learned about my kit? Shoes: … Continue reading

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Do you know that runner?

There are many things that I love about ultra runners and ultra running. One of the few things I haven’t yet warmed to is the incredible readiness of ultra runners to share the gory details of their bodily (mal)functions. So … Continue reading

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Behind the scenes at SDW100

I am fascinated with the world of ultra running.  A few years ago, before I started running, a friend of mine signed up for a 40 mile race and I remember thinking that he was completely and utterly mad.  Now, … Continue reading

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Cardiff Ultra

Yesterday, I ran* my first 50 mile race. I was firmly at the blunt end of the field and there was a point, at 46 miles or thereabouts** where I would have paid serious money for the “I just want … Continue reading

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