Running Alpe d’Huez

Today the penultimate stage of le Tour de France heads up the most famous climb in the Tour; Alpe d’Huez. 21 hairpin bends snaking impossibly up a relentless and stunning mountainside. 4 years ago Jo and I were working for a cycling tour operator. On a rare morning off we got a lift down to […]

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Marathon du Mont Blanc

On 28th June Jo and I ran the Marathon du Mont Blanc . The event was the showcase event of the ‘Marathon weekend’ which also hosted an 80km, 23km, 10km and a VK. Chamonix was awash with trailrunners in a cacophony of colour and the atmosphere over the weekend was fantastic (If I could bring a […]

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sunrise over the alps

Jo decided to treat us to a night in one of the mountain refuges near la Plagne, so we headed off to the Refuge de Mont Jovet (2348m) just below the summit of Mont Jovet. We crossed up through the high meadows (alpages) where alpine cows were grazing, producing milk for the local cheese co-operative […]

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trail des 2 lacs

On Sat 30th July we took part in the Trail des 2 Lacs in la Plagne. Being part of the mammoth 6000D Tour de Geants (Tour of Giants) event, the Trail des 2 Lacs was a smaller version with 22km and 1100m of ascent. This was my first proper race in over a year (the […]

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