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Everest in a Day (and a bit!)

The idea was simple enough. Find a big hill and run up and down it until I’d done the equivalent of ascending Everest from sea level and come back down again. I figured 24 hours was a good target time, … Continue reading

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All for one, One for all

For some time now I’ve been trying to find the right words to sum up the very special camaraderie that exists amongst us trail runners. But the right words have been hard to find. Then just today a running buddy, … Continue reading

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Round The Mountain

The text arrived as I was driving out to the Waitakeres to attempt my PB on the Hillary Trail last weekend. I was focused on other things but still it got me excited. It came from my good friend Barb … Continue reading

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Putting it all on the line

This Friday I’ll be running the rough, tough, physically demanding 75 km long Hillary Trail and I’m a bag of nerves. I’m the kind of nervous that I usually am only before a big race – and yet this isn’t … Continue reading

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Never Stop Exploring

Today I thought I’d do something a little different. I was about to head out west for yet another few hours of trail bashing in the Waitakeres when I thought to myself “time for a change”. Instead I headed over … Continue reading

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You lucky, lucky sods

Recently I was sat watching TV, taking time out from my quarterly fret about what to write as my Editorial for Trail Run magazine. Several possibilities had been kicking around my addled brain but nothing was sticking. Then on the … Continue reading

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In it for the long run

I have been doing endurance sports for the best part of 20 years. I don’t keep count but that’s probably close to 200 events. Until a couple of days ago I’d never had a DNF (Did Not Finish) against my … Continue reading

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Everest in a Day

By now you’ll probably know all about CoastPathRun, the epic trail running odyssey that Englishman Tom Bland and myself have planned for June this year. In a nutshell it’s a 1,014 km mission along the UK’s longest trail – the … Continue reading

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The Long Good Friday

Trail running is good. Trail running for a good cause is even better. Through Running Wild I want to inspire people to get out and experience the pure joy that is a great trail run. But more than this I … Continue reading

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The Longest Week

Last week was to have been the inaugural Running Wild ‘Top of the South’ trail running tour. Months of planning and preparation had gone into this. I was massively excited about it, as was my co-guide Frosty. We were all … Continue reading

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