Even when I was in the army I was never particularly fit, I mean yes I could Run, Tab and carry a lot of weight but I never pushed myself or found it interesting. Over the years I became less enthusiastic about doing Physical Training and after being diagnosed in 2009 with PTSD, Lets say… Read More Why I Run.
Now I do not normally start a review by telling you how good something is but Ultimate Direction have the holy grail of vests in the form of there new Jurek FKT Vest! Ultimate Direction and Scott Jurek are back again with a new line of vests and belts. I managed to get my hands… Read More Ultimate Direction Jurek FKT Vest
A question that popped over and over last month is what kit do I NEED to carry on Trail Runs. This all depends on distance but if you are going out into the wilderness for anything more than 15 miles here are a few Essentials that I carry. First Aid Kit If your going out… Read More Trail Running Essentials
An all round flask that can keep your coffee warm in the winter and your water cold in the summer is a must for all adventure seekers whether you walk, run or climb its always a handy bit of kit. In the past I have used countless products that just do not deliver and coming… Read More Review – Hydro Flask
So the start of 2017 and with Christmas feeling so long ago now it was time to kick start the year with a good month of running. First off what a great start to the year for myself becoming a finalist in the Run Ultra Blog awards. something I am Immensely proud of and was… Read More January an amazing month of running!
Energy bars are something every sports person will eat at some stage during a training or racing. Grub has brought out energy bars with a little difference Edible insects! FACT – Crickets are high in protein, have more iron than beef and as much calcium as milk. Now I know what you are thinking a… Read More Eat Grub
A favorite half marathon of mine is again on this year. The The Neolithic half marathon across the British army’s training ground in Salisbury plain. A undulating course across country side that is not normally open to the public! Why not add the challenge to your 2017 Calendar and run with me on the 30th… Read More The Neolithic Half Marathon 2017
There are question posted on a daily basis on social media asking advice about energy gels. There are a lot of different manufacturers out there and different types of gel such as Isotonic, Energy, Caffeine. As such they can all affect the body in different ways especially your stomach with many people finding them hard… Read More Energy Gels the what, How and When.
When you think of running off for hours on end with a pack a lot of people would say no way! But you are missing out massively. There are so many amazing races out there from 50km up to 400+km. 1 Friendliest atmosphere ever as a lot of Ultra marathons are small compared to other… Read More 5 Reasons to do an Ultra Marathon
So Christmas and new years is out of the way now and training has commenced again. I wont lie and say I kept to my training over Christmas because I did not there was just too much nice food to enjoy! Saturday I awoke and got my self ready for a LSR (long slow run)… Read More First Long Run of 2017