Ultra Boucle de la Sarra 24 Hour

I ran all day and all night for more than 100km and added 5000 vertical meters of stairs. Yeah, it hurt.

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Saint Fons 12 Hour

More than 1700 kilometers in training over 150 hours and 11,000 meters in vertical gain all came down to one half-day in Saint Fons – and I delivered.

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Monthly Review: April

The first big race of the season went off almost perfectly. Then came the aftermath.

Here's what happened

Town and Tube 100K

Running in circles in Lyon on a sunny winter’s day to close out the first 100K ultra run of the year.

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The first Fat Ass of the season: 22K, 1200m of vertical gain, and almost every staircase in Lyon.

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Latest Runs

Ultra Boucle de la Sarra 24 Hour

My first 24 hour ultra and an experience I will never forget. Pre-Race When a race starts at 11:00pm the 'pre-race' period is pretty damn long. For me, it started at 5:30am after a good night's sleep. I usually only get about 6 to 7 hours but, for the last few days, I...

Clearing the Head

I'm only a couple of days out from the Ultra Boucle de la Sarra so there's nothing I can do now that will make me any faster, any more efficient, or any more prepared to run the stairs of the Nicholas de Lange than I already am. Well, almost nothing: I can get my head...

Just 321 Meters

In a lot of the training for ultrarunning books I have read - and there are a few on that list now - one of the standard pieces of advice has been to train for a race in segments or blocks. You start off by building a base, you add in some speed work or some strength...

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Surprise Trip to London

I'm waking up this morning...in London! After a big month of running and at the tail end of the recovery week without a lot of athletic commitments - and before a final big push in a heavy month of work in the office - I decided to surprise my Mum with a visit to see...

Photos: Ultra Boucle de la Sarra

The team at the Ultra Boucle de la Sarra has pulled together more than 1700 photos from the race last weekend and made them all available for free on their site. That's right: no $20 per download, $60 per pack big city marathon-style rip off here - just great shots...

Review: Todoist

I've written a bit in the last couple of weeks about how there has been a lot going on at work. And I mean it, too. It's not like there was a time when we were ever not busy at the office or that there are lazy afternoons that I am now missing as the boss prowls the...

Countdown to Ultratour du Leman 175K