The mystical shifting sands of the Sahara beckoned and lured me back for a 2nd time to compete in ‘The Toughest Footrace on Earth’ Marathon Des Sables (MdS). A 257km, the longest MdS distance in the 31 year history of the race, gruelling multi-stage, self sufficient race in one of the most inhospitable climates on … Continue reading The answer lies in the journey – Marathon Des Sables 2016
Earlier in the year I wrote about being chosen as part of The North Face ultra team, 10 women running 100km non-stop at Race to the Stones. It feels like a lifetime ago, but here I was ready to run. I was feeling good considering I'd just got back at the beginning of July after a … Continue reading Race to the Stones
The Saharan desert has just chewed me up and spat me straight back out; over and over again in a week of highs and lows in 'The toughest foot race on earth. I completed the 29th epic race finishing in 377th place out of 1029 starters with a total of 917 finishers. For anyone who … Continue reading MdS – Sizzling in the Sahara
My first DNFAfter training hard the week before with 123 miles ran I was feeling pretty invincible to say the least. Well I was in my head in any case but my legs seem to tell a different story which was to play out later in the week. I had felt OK but knowing I … Continue reading Endurance Life – Coastal Trail Series – Northumberland Ultra 35.7 miles
With 6 weeks to go until Marathon Des Sables (MdS), there really is only 4 weeks left of solid training; so spurred on by the fact that hubby has a week off work and had set himself a goal to run 20 miles a day for 7 days, I wanted to match it. My challenge … Continue reading Big week, big miles, big blog!
Thank goodness my hubby suggested putting on my jacket for the morning run commute to work, I think I have been deceived by our recent mild weather and looking outside at 6.30am, it looked aok, but heading out it was absolutely freezing! A great run though, I was warm enough in my gear for the … Continue reading Ass Kicked Day 10 Janathon