Redemption at Gran Trail Courmayeur

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.ย  I did not finish (DNF) the race which is why I was back for another crack … Continue reading Redemption at Gran Trail Courmayeur

Burgos Ultra Stage Race

The dark sky was tinged with the promise of the day ahead as the deep sound of the beating drums and horns emanated from the forest.ย  Our group of 23 runners walked purposefully towards the sounds with some trepidation and nervousness of what lay ahead.ย  We had come from all parts of the world to … Continue reading Burgos Ultra Stage Race

MdS – What worked well & not so well

I am a Marathon Des Sables finisher! I successfully completed the gruelling challenge and after months of meticulous planning, it's now time to understand what worked for me and what didn't. If you are planning to do this event or something similar, I hope this information may be of use to you. Se my original … Continue reading MdS – What worked well & not so well