Tag Archives: Challenges

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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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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Bring it on!

Coast Path Run, June 2012  It’s still 8 months away but I’m already straining at the leash. I just can’t wait to get started. The adventure that Tom & I have planned is so exciting for so many reasons – … Continue reading

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Another one bites the mud!

The headline would have read “another one bites the dust” but that seems wholly inappropriate after wallowing in the worst Waitakeres mud I can remember for the best part of 14 hours. Dust? I wish! But anyway, I love the … Continue reading

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A First Attempt

It’s 77 kms long with over 3,200 metres of ascent over it’s length. It’s a rough, tough run and I’ve done it 3 times before. So why would I set off alone in the middle of the night to take … Continue reading

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