Mohican 100

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

The Gift of the Georgia Jewel

Those familiar, yet strangely unfamiliar sounds fill my ears. Music playing, announcer on the loudspeaker, clapping and the chatter from runners as they made their way past me to the start line.  With the worldwide pandemic of Covid-19 this was my first ‘actual’ race of the year, it’s the 19th of September, 12 months minus … Continue reading The Gift of the Georgia Jewel

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

The UltraXperience – Sri Lanka

‘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

Exploring the roof of Morocco – Atlas Mountains

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

We wouldn’t want it to be easy, would we?

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?

Going off the grid

“I don’t think I can do this Dion! It’s too much, this race is too much. I’m not strong enough for a race like this”. It’s 70km into Oman by UTMB and I’m crying uncontrollably into my phone having called my husband in a blind panic. I’m 360 degrees out of my comfort zone and … Continue reading Going off the grid

Leadville 100-The Race Across the Sky

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