My experience pacing at Rocky Raccoon 100miles OFFERING TO PACE THE LAST 30 MILES OF A 100-MILE RACE IS MORE THAN JUST PHYSICAL CHALLENGES. THE MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL CHALLENGES THAT NEED TO BE OVERCOME ARE KEY TO GETTING THAT ELUSIVE 100 MILE BELT BUCKLE. If you’ve ever run an ultra, and I’m talking an ultra … Continue reading Pacing a 100 miler – Pulling an all nighter on the trails
A shared adventure is a better adventure!
January 2022, 5 eager beavers pressed the registration button for Javelina Jundred, myself included and embarked upon a journey. A journey of ups and downs, sideway moves and even a few backflips! Javelina Jundred is the original costumed trail party! Every Jalloween Weekend the race is held on a +/- 20mile looped course comprised mostly … Continue reading A shared adventure is a better adventure!
I’m 70 miles into the iconic 200 mile race, the Tahoe 200. It’s been a hell of a journey to be here and I’m excited to be running in this awesome location. But somethings not been right all race, I’m simply exhausted with every movement and even though I’ve already climbed over 11’000 ft of … Continue reading Fresh Perspective
Moab 240 – The Power of People
“We can endure much more than we think we can.” Some say 200 is the new 100, maybe it’s 240! The Moab 240 mile footrace is a non-stop race through some of Utah’s most stunning and challenging terrain; traversing canyons, two mountain ranges and stunning red rock mesas with temperature fluctuations between 80f (26C) … Continue reading Moab 240 – The Power of People
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
It’s hard to articulate the feelings of completing such a distance on foot. Do you focus on the belly-aching negativity of the low moments that come again and again or do you look back misty-eyed and full of optimism with that warm feeling of satisfaction with your rose tinted glasses on? I think you need … Continue reading Mohican 100
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
Racing during a pandemic – USA Style
As the Corona virus continues to spread throughout the world; with varying degrees of lockdowns, shutdowns, curfews and regulations, it’s likely that many of us have not had the race year that we had hoped for in 2020. In the US, with nearly 15 million confirmed cases and rising there is one race company (among … Continue reading Racing during a pandemic – USA Style
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