Moab 240 – The Power of People

“We can endure much more than we think we can.”   Some say 200 is the new 100, maybe it’s 240!  The Moab 240 mile footrace is a non-stop race through some of Utah’s most stunning and challenging terrain; traversing canyons, two mountain ranges and stunning red rock mesas with temperature fluctuations between 80f (26C) … Continue reading Moab 240 – The Power of People

BigFoot 200

My body screamed at me to stop, but I kept looking at my watch checking my splits, after 202 miles through the most technical and treacherous terrain the 7 miles to the finish line of the 209 mile Bigfoot 200 mile race was on the road, but I was scared.  I was scared to try, … Continue reading BigFoot 200

What it’s like to run 200 miles

Some say I’m crazy for even thinking about running 200 miles but I prefer to say I’m courageous.  I dared try and try I did.  Bigfoot 200 is a point to point race in Washington State, starting at Mt Saint Helens in the Cascade Mountain Range and finishing in Randle after transversing 42,000ft/12,802m of ascent … Continue reading What it’s like to run 200 miles

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