Living With Purpose

Living With Purpose

A few years ago I was commissioned by a health and wellness centre in London to write a series of articles, from the perspective of an ultra-runner, on the power that POSITIVITY plays in the achieving of challenging goals. The series of articles was called Living With...
Whale of Trail

Whale of Trail

Life’s a beach… and then you run one! If you’re looking for a trail run to simply cruise from start to finish, then Whale of Trail’s not the one for you. This race finish is not easy to bag. Sure, as ultras go this one’s at the shorter end of the ultra-distance...
Know your Salomon kickers: Ultra Glide review

Know your Salomon kickers: Ultra Glide review

I was running in Salomons long before I became sponsored by the brand in 2008. So, let me put this out there straight up: I’m biased. There’re many, many reasons I believe Salomon is the best trail brand out there. But that’s not what I’m here to chat about on this...
(Try to) keep calm… it’s taper time!

(Try to) keep calm… it’s taper time!

Taperitis – it may not be a medical term but sure as hell it should be. It’s a horrible condition, often contagious, common amongst superfit athletes preparing for a big race. The onset of symptoms can occur one to three weeks prior to race day, and include...
recce of the Kromrivier BEAST

recce of the Kromrivier BEAST

I’m on a rock-raving pluck this week. It happens whenever I spend time in the mountains – I think I get filled with some sort of geomorphological energy that inspires me to evangelise in unpronounceable words about topographic and bathymetric features of which I have...