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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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The Mind Games of the 100

I started this sport to run 100 miles. It was that simple, really. After realising ultras existed back in 2011, I said I would run 100 miles. In 2012 I ran my first 50 and in 2014 I finally finished … Continue reading

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Laying the Foundations for 2017

Most of you know this year has been disappointing. Of four events started, I only finished two of them. But what most people don’t realise is I have just been grateful to be able to run at all. UTMB was … Continue reading

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