Run in Lyon Marathon

My first road marathon on a dodgy left leg?
I would finish but it would be damn painful.

Ultratour du Leman

My first shot at a hundred mile race in Switzerland.

Sri Chinmoy 50K

It was very hot and I started too fast. A recipe for disaster? Almost…

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.

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.

Latest Runs

Footing During Fencing

A long day with an early start which meant that I didn't really have a lot of time to fit in my run. Still, where there's a will there is a way and so I found myself running in the Parc de la Tete D'Or in the early evening while Jamie was at fencing. The day started...


Sometimes it is good just to wake up, pull on the shoes, and see what you can do in half an hour. I set out this morning to do not a lot more than lay down a 5K. I have been hurting on and off for the last few weeks and while I know I have the Saintelyon coming up in...


It was a very grey day today in Lyon and I spent the morning at the museum with Jamie instead of hitting the pavement. However, come the afternoon and with no change in the weather, I left Jamie and a couple of his buddies in front of the game console and headed out...

Other Posts

Lena Dunham In Her Own Words

Lena Dunham on Twitter on 4 August: Things women do lie about: what they ate for lunch. Things women don't lie about: rape. Lena Dunham in The New York TImes on 9 October: I hear stories from victims themselves at a rate that feels positively dystopian. Last year, I...

Velvet Revolution

Twenty-eight years ago today the Velvet Revolution got started in Czechoslovakia: The Velvet Revolution (Czech: sametová revoluce) or Gentle Revolution (Slovak: nežná revolúcia) was a non-violent transition of power in what was then Czechoslovakia, occurring from...

2018 FIFA World Cup: Predictions

I know precious little about football (soccer) but, living in France, I am aware that every four years or so the countries of the world get together to sort out who the best at kicking a round ball into a rectangular goal is. And, as the FIFA World Cup qualifiers are...