New year, new me, right? I was pretty happy with the old me, or the current me actually. All our screens are filled with everyone announcing the New Years resolutions and companies advertising how this is the year you change, but change can be made at anytime of the year, if you should want to … Continue reading No New Year Resolutions Here
Trois, deux, un, GO!! A sea of 2,543 runners start moving through the iconic starting archway in Chamonix. Emotions are running high through the field of runners taking on the UTMB (Ultra Trail Mont Blanc) of which 40% will not finish; the streets are lined with thousands of supporters all cheering us on and the … Continue reading Monkey Get Off My Back
I smiled as I ran down from Elisabetta refuge, this time last year it was pitch dark and a violent storm raged around me as I was halfway through the Gran Trail Courmayeur 105km race in the Italian mountains. I did not finish (DNF) the race which is why I was back for another crack … Continue reading Redemption at Gran Trail Courmayeur
‘Come on! Come on!’ The shouts and cheers from the local families were ringing in my ears. ‘Splash!’ Another bucket of water drenched me along with the sound of laughing and squealing from the group of local kids that had thrown it on me. The inaugural Ultra X Sri Lanka 250k over 5 days was … Continue reading The UltraXperience – Sri Lanka
Winter is coming...This year having spent my first year in Chamonix I’ve had the experience of -10 degree days, even colder nights and knee high snow paths that the chance to escape this year to run in Morocco held more significance than usual. With the snow drifting onto the tarmac of the Geneva airport runway … Continue reading Exploring the roof of Morocco – Atlas Mountains
A year ago I witnessed my husband, Dion; tackle ,suffer and ultimately complete the HURT 100 where in the days after this accomplishment he said to me in all honesty ‘I don’t think you could finish this race’. He said this with 2 meanings; firstly he knew that kind of talk would challenge me to … Continue reading We wouldn’t want it to be easy, would we?
I’m jolted awake, screaming. Was I screaming out loud or was that in my nightmare? Where am I? There’s a tent flapping around me, the wind is howling, I’m sticky with sweat and sand and haven’t showered for 2 days and I feel totally disorientated in the darkness. And then I remember, I’ve just completed … Continue reading Half Marathon des Sables Fuerteventura – Take 2!
This ain’t no powder puff race! Epic, iconic, awesome and legendary are words you commonly here when people talk about having run a 100 mile race, which are all true when talking about Leadville, but what about legacy? How many races out there are not only changing our lives as runners but those of people … Continue reading Leadville 100-The Race Across the Sky
I. Loved. Every. Single. Minute. A marathon of true beauty! Marathon du Mont Blanc is more than just a race, this is a party of trail running that takes place in one of THE Mecca’s of the sport, Chamonix. Traversing through the awe inspiring nature reserve, The Aiguilles Rouges, this event has eight various trail … Continue reading Why you simply HAVE to run the Marathon du Mont Blanc
After having completed the Transgrancanaria (TGC) 125km race in 2015 by the skin of my teeth against the cut off time I was keen to go back and run it again and improve on my last experience. This time however I decided to ‘only’ sign up for the 62km version as I thought this would … Continue reading TransGranCanaria Take 2