The call to prayer sounds out across the dark empty streets of Bodrum where runners are huddled in the breaking dawn; warming up before the inaugural Bodrun 50km. It's late November and the morning air is cool but the runners are all dressed for the heat that's expected later in the day to reach up … Continue reading Explore, Discover, Race – Bodrun 50km 2016
My mind & heart had finally made a full recovery after some life changes including leaving my job and adjusting to life with Dion, my husband, living away in Beijing until the new year -Read more about his incredible running journey with GOBI stray desert dog at http://www.findinggobi.com. My legs were another story. I was … Continue reading The Unexpected 100km
Here's a piece that I wrote for Run ABC for the June/August 2015 publication about getting into ultra running which might interest some of my readers. I hadn’t heard of ultra running as I started my first ever marathon on the streets of my city of birth Amsterdam in 2010. As I was slowly churning … Continue reading Running Hard – Going That Little Bit Further
On the drive over from Edinburgh to Glasgow basking in the Scottish summer of lashing rain and high winds I did question the sanity of going to run a 50 km ultra through Whitelee Wind Farm, the largest on shore wind farm in the UK. What made me question this even further was Dion egging me on … Continue reading Run The Blades
After the elation of completing the Marathon Des sables, I was expecting to 'come down' as you normally would imagine after such a massive achievement and experience in my life. But that was not to be, I had been selected as part of The North Face Ultra Team! What fantastic news! I have been chosen, … Continue reading Selection for The North Face Ultra Team – excited or what!