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About fromsofatoultra

In August 2011 I heard the term 'Ultramarathon' for the first time and have been obsessed ever since. I am not a race winner but hope to inspire as I have been inspired- I am by no means a natural athlete and if I can do it, anyone can. Having completed my first ultra in August 2012 I have just got started...and I am here for the journey.

The North Downs Way 100 Mile 2017

In all honesty, this was the only run I had scheduled in my calendar for 2017 that I didn’t want to do. I have run the 50 mile version more times than I can remember and having started the 100 … Continue reading

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Lavaredo Ultra Trail 2017 Race Report

I am not even sure if I have fully finished processing this race just yet. In all honesty, I am not sure I ever will. When Anton Krupicka describes a race as “probably the most beautiful I have ever run”, … Continue reading

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The 2017 North Downs Way 50

In short, I was aiming for a long day on the Downs, and that is what I got. Arriving in Farnham having stayed with some friends in Horsham, I was feeling relaxed and free of any anxiety that I usually … Continue reading

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Planning a Personal Worst at the North Downs Way 50 2017

The last time I stood on the start line in Farnham was actually way back in 2014 when I completed my first 100 mile race, but this was actually my fifth run from Farnham to Knockholt Pound and I am … Continue reading

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The Green Man Ultra 2017

  My diary was eerily apt for race day… I hadn’t finished an ultra since the South Downs Way 100 last June. After two drops in August and September I decided to have a reflective winter and to rest and … Continue reading

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Ultimate Direction Signature Series: Anton Krupicka Adventure Vest 3.0

OK, so I have been fortunate enough to have a few of the UD Signature Series packs over the years. I started off with the Scott Jurek version one (the red ones), then reviewed the larger Pete Bakwin version 2 … Continue reading

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The Dilemma

This is one of the hardest posts I have written since I set up Sofa to Ultra in 2012. I think the last 24 hours have been as exhausting- certainly mentally- as if I had run the actual Western States. … Continue reading

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