Since Jo and I became parents over 18 months ago I have struggled to work out where and how we can find the time to train for running ultras. There are pros and cons to everything in life and while the pros far outweigh the cons, the one downside to sharing a love of trailrunning […]Read More Ultrarunning and being a parent
After a super first day on my first official microadventure, I awoke to the sound of birds singing and the sky growing lighter with the dawn. I’d had a broken night’s sleep, but had survived without being attacked by wild boar. The orange survival bag, however, has zero breathability so, added to being cold, I […]Read More microadventure day two: cruseilles to annecy
I embarked on my first official microadventure on Friday 13th, a rather ominous omen for the superstitious. This wasn’t pre-planned to ensure I’d endure a frightful night under the stars, but it just came about that way, rather like how my microadventure unfolded. As I said in my pre-microadventure post I was going to be dropped […]Read More microadventure day one: le chable to cruseilles
I’ve finally got round to undertaking my own microadventure. Jo is going to Geneva for the weekend, so last night the idea popped into my head that I could walk back from Geneva. Simple! So the plan is that I’ll get dropped off on the outskirts of Geneva (mainly because my map doesn’t go any […]Read More microadventure: bivvying south of geneva
I got out of bed at 6.45am this morning to go for a run. I’ve been struggling for a bit of motivation recently, so decided against my norm and took my Blackberry so I could listen to Count Arthur Strong. Thankfully his tongue-twisted humour helped me power up the initial, serious climb of nearly 200metres […]Read More chasing marmots, living dreams
After a few events at half marathon distance I’d decided to step up to marathon level. I was quite looking forward to the new challenge, but what resulted was an experience that I won’t forget in a long time. It all began on the Friday night. After 5 hours of driving immediately after work before […]Read More exmoor CTS marathon: how not to run a marathon.