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Memories & Experiences

What I’ve been up to

Below, you’ll find a selection of my thoughts, memories and experiences as well as snippets of news. But for my main blog, please go to HardasTrails.com.

Bucket List Races

My Bucket List of races is growing arms and legs, but this non-exhaustive selection is just some of the races/challenges I'm planning on doing at some point in my life! Vibram Hong Kong 100 - 18/19 January 2014 (100km, +4500m) New Zealand Coast to Coast - 14 Feb 2014 Trans Gran Canaria - 1 March 2014 (125kms, +7500m) Big Sur Marathon - http://www.bsim.org April 27 2014 Transvulcania - 10 May 2014 (83kms) Completed May 2015 Zazzle Bay to Breakers - 18 May 2014 Comrades Marathon, South Africa 1 June 2014 (ENTERED) Completed June 2014 The...

‘Tally Ho’ We’re off for a cycle tour…around East London

I've decided that the true test of a relationship is riding a tandem together through the streets of London - especially when neither of you had ridden one before. Last year for Zayne's birthday, we ran the Marathon du Medoc (see the article I wrote about it in my weekly column with Telegraph Men), but this year, with my Achilles being sore after the UTMB, we were unable to do anything too strenuous (the original plan was to cycle to Brussels). So, thinking we still needed to...

Snowdonia Marathon – the best marathon in the UK?

I've been wanting to run the Snowdonia Marathon since I first became interested in running.  The idea of running around Mount Snowdon sounds epic - and I like the fact that it's tough.  If it was easy, everyone would do it. So when I crossed the finish line in 3hrs10:04 and in 42nd position in the 31st edition of this fine race - I was thrilled.  I might well have been almost 20 minutes slower than my London Marathon effort this year.  And I might not...

Reel Rock 8 UK tour

Really excited to be attending the London premiere of the Reel Rock 8 film festival, showcasing some of best climbing and adventure films out there.  There are four films on offer, which you can see below.  With it being a sell out in London, I'd advise you to snap up tickets at 'a theatre near you'. If you scroll to the bottom, you can see the other locations dotted around the UK. The Stonemasters Sender Films is currently working on a feature documentary about the counterculture climbing scene...

Video of the week: Rise and Shine

I first saw this video on Facebook and because it is so good, I thought it must have been a commercial, possibly Nike.  However, upon a bit of further investigation, I discovered it was by a chap called Even Ødegård who took a whole number of videos from the internet, used the voice over from TCU baseball, the Grind and bam - almost 1 million hits! If you're looking for a bit of motivation when you're trying to decide whether to train or not - then watch this...

Video of the Week: The Beauty of the Irrational

If you've ever come across Salomon, Ryan Sandes or trail running, then you will have almost certainly seen one of the films produced by Dean Leslie and Greg Fell of production company, African Attachment. I met these guys on a Salomon press trip in the Pyrenees in 2012.  They were filming Ryan Sandes, who is a superstar in the trail running world.   Dean and Greg are super chilled out, and despite not being trail runners themselves, totally understand what it means to be a trail...

Telegraph Men column: Duathlons

Being asked to write a weekly column for Telegraph Men about my favourite topic in the world, adventure sports, was a really honour.  So far I've written 3 articles, my latest being about duathlons. I was supposed to be doing the London Duathlon a couple of weekends back, but because of a slight case of Achilles tendonitis, I had to pull out.  Instead, I went to watch the PruHealth World Triathlon Grand Final, where my fellow Telegraph Men columnist, Jonny Brownlee came a very close 2nd...