24 Hours To Go

24 Hours To Go

I’m up early – well, at my regular time which is early – and it’s a little more than 24 hours to go before I am on the 100km de la Somme start line in Amiens. I spent some time last night laying out, checking, and then packing up the gear...
Pack vs Handheld vs Aid Station

Pack vs Handheld vs Aid Station

I’ll be packing the final elements ahead of the trip to Amiens tomorrow afternoon for the 100km de la Somme on Saturday morning. As I type this I am almost exactly 48 hours  from taking my first steps in the race so, in terms of getting things in order, this is...
A Fast Course

A Fast Course

There’s no getting around the fact that, when it comes to 100K races, the 100km de la Somme is a fast course. The biggest reason for this has to be the terrain: it’s flat, it’s mainly unobstructed, and it’s an out and back so – by the...
Six Inches

Six Inches

I woke up feeling good this morning. Nothing was hurting, my left leg that had bothered me a little before the Thames Path run was fine, and I had slept well. I didn’t head out for a run as I’m only 5 days out from the 100km de la Somme and I’m...
Reflections on Run in Lyon

Reflections on Run in Lyon

The Run in Lyon festival is on this weekend with its 10K, half marathon, and marathon. It’s a big event and probably the highlight of the local racing calendar for road racers. I’m not running this year but I did run last year and enjoyed it a lot, even...
Snowden

Snowden

Cécile and I have tickets to the premiere of Oliver Stone’s new movie, Snowden, for tonight. While it is already out in the US and has had some pretty average reviews, it doesn’t come out in France for a couple of months and I’m keen to see it....