Monthly Archives: May 2014

The North Face (TNF) Ultra Guide – Shoe Review

My first pair of The North Face (TNF) shoes were the Double Tracks which Jez Bragg gave me in Squaw Valley in June 2012 to wear at the 6k Montrail uphill challenge, from the base of the resort and the … Continue reading

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Crewing Sam Robson at the 145 mile 2014 Grand Union Canal Race (GUCR)

I have a text message on my phone that I sent at 3:09am on Sunday morning. It reads simply “Push him on gels”. This was sent to Simon Edwards, two hours into his ‘buddy’ running with Sam Robson at the … Continue reading

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An Interview With: Richard Lacock

Richard coming into Mile 6 of the NDW50 (Photo Credit: Jon Lavis) Having now run several Centurion events, there is one name that consistently registers in the top five and that name is Richard Lacock. Richard is a very consistent … Continue reading

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Salomon Hydro Set and Ultimate Direction Body Bottle Review

Finding a suitable hydration system for Ultramarathons is a very personal thing and what works for one person, might annoy the hell out of someone else. Since coming into the sport, I have struggled to find something that works well … Continue reading

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North Downs Way 50- 2014 Race Report

  Photo Credit: Jon Lavis- Arriving at Puttenham, Mile 6. Early Days! From mile 15 of the North Downs Way 50 on Saturday, I had Robbie Britton’s tag line from his review of Transvulcania the previous weekend stuck in my … Continue reading

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Mountain King: Trail Blaze- Pole Review

I have been struggling for a couple of months to write this review. Like a certain shoe brand, running with poles in ultramarathons, particularly in the UK, is somewhat controversial. Some races allow their use, whilst others don’t and there … Continue reading

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North Downs Way 50 2014- One Week To Go

If I count my failed attempt at the North Downs Way 100 last August, this will be the fourth time I have lined up in Farnham to run to Knockholt Pound along 50 miles of the beautiful North Downs Way … Continue reading

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