BigFoot 200

My body screamed at me to stop, but I kept looking at my watch checking my splits, after 202 miles through the most technical and treacherous terrain the 7 miles to the finish line of the 209 mile Bigfoot 200 mile race was on the road, but I was scared.  I was scared to try, … Continue reading BigFoot 200

What it’s like to run 200 miles

Some say I’m crazy for even thinking about running 200 miles but I prefer to say I’m courageous.  I dared try and try I did.  Bigfoot 200 is a point to point race in Washington State, starting at Mt Saint Helens in the Cascade Mountain Range and finishing in Randle after transversing 42,000ft/12,802m of ascent … Continue reading What it’s like to run 200 miles

Grand Canyon Rim2Rim2Rim

It’s 2:30am; my alarm’s gone off although I’ve had no sleep because I’m super excited to be going on an adventure I’ve been dreaming of for years.  Today I’m going to be running the famed Rim to Rim to Rim; an epic adventure in the Grand Canyon, Arizona.  The Rim to Rim to Rim (R2R2R) … Continue reading Grand Canyon Rim2Rim2Rim

Space, solitude and silence in the Grand Canyon

My breathing is panicked & shallow, it’s pitch dark and I feel trapped.  I’m fumbling about near my head in the dark to switch on my head torch so I can see where the zip is to free me from the bivvy that feels like its suffocating me.  Found it! Light, zip, night sky and … Continue reading Space, solitude and silence in the Grand Canyon

The Gift of the Georgia Jewel

Those familiar, yet strangely unfamiliar sounds fill my ears. Music playing, announcer on the loudspeaker, clapping and the chatter from runners as they made their way past me to the start line.  With the worldwide pandemic of Covid-19 this was my first ‘actual’ race of the year, it’s the 19th of September, 12 months minus … Continue reading The Gift of the Georgia Jewel

Fresh is Best

Running, fitness and health overall is not just exercise to me, it’s not just about challenging myself physically, achievement and racing.  It’s a daily ritual that fills me with energy and the optimism to tackle each and every day.  Health and happiness is a process, indeed a way of life, and requires commitment from you … Continue reading Fresh is Best