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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.

Just entered: adidas Thunder Run 2013

'You're mad' were the words my girlfriend used when I told her that I'd entered the adidas Thunder Run on July 27-28, the weekend before we drive to Chamonix to recce the 168km long Tour de Mont Blanc route in preparation for the UTMB next month. But then, it's not every day that you're invited by join Team adidas in a race that you've always wanted to do.  So I had no choice but to say 'yes'!  In any case, it will be fun. Luckily I'm not...

Good For Age place in 2014 Virgin Money London Marathon

The London Marathon is one of those races that is too good not to enter - especially when it's on your doorstep.  Having done the race 5 times, 4 of those occasions on a Good For Age place, I've felt compelled to always be around for it.  Which is also annoying, because there are some great marathons happening around the same time - Boston Marathon and Brighton Marathon (a little closer to home). So, having just received confirmation that I've gained a Good For Age spot...

I’m running the 2013 Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc

I'm not sure what kind of person enters a single stage 103 mile mountain race that has close to 10,000m of ascent - but whoever you are, you've got to have a bit of a screw loose.  And my screws must be rattling about the place at the moment! For anyone not aware, the UTMB as it's more commonly known, is the pinnacle of mountain running in Europe.  It attracts the biggest names in the ultra marathon world, such as Kilian Jornet, Lizzy Hawker, Scott Jurek,...

4th place at Cheddar Gorge Half Marathon

With it being only a week after the Deloitte Ride Across Britain, which I finished on the 16th June,  I wasn't expecting much of my legs on this very hilly and challenging Cheddar Gorge Half Marathon, organised by Tom Room of Relish Running Races.  Indeed, this being the longest run I've done since the beginning of May, it might have been a bit ambitious to do this event so soon after 1000 miles of cycling. However, it was my birthday the following day, so I wanted to...

2013 Race Schedule

Below you'll find my 2013 race schedule as well as links to the race reports, as and when I complete them. [title size="2"]January[/title] [title size="2"]February[/title] [checklist icon="arrow" iconcolor="blue" circle="yes"] The London Ultra. 50km Ultra marathon through London, following the Capital Ring [/checklist] [title size="2"]March[/title] [checklist icon="arrow" iconcolor="blue" circle="yes"] UK Wife Carrying Championship. Dorking, Surrey [6th place - see Metro article in portfolio] [/checklist] [title size="2"]Aprl[/title] [checklist icon="arrow" iconcolor="blue" circle="yes"] Marathon des Sables [15th place - see article in Outdoor Fitness and Village magazine] Virgin London Marathon [2hrs51] [/checklist] [title size="2"]May[/title] [checklist icon="arrow" iconcolor="blue" circle="yes"] Fisherman's Friend StrongMan Run, Nurburgring, Germany. 15 Miles [24th...

New Halfords ‘Get on your Bike’ Cycling Campaign Video

If you've been reading the press recently, Halfords has been going through a number of changes.  A new CEO, a new website with more cycling products, and a new new lease of life in it's focus to capture more of the cycling market. At the moment, Halfords has a 33% share of the market, but they clearly hope to increase that number.  Until now, they've very much been the place to go for budget bikes or family bikes.  The reason why you don't find many Giants,...