Events

Manx 100 mile Mountain Bike Event

“My interest in the Manx 100 mile mountain bike event has only been by association in the past, having had friends that have attempted it, won it or just pointed it out as a future calendar event, in a moment of madness I entered it last year on the first day of entries for the…

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Courmayer- Champex Lac- Chamonix CCC

Winding down the summer with the CCC seemed the right thing to do this year. 26th August 2016, 101km, 6100m of vert. I had very little agenda for this race as I’m inexperienced at running this kind of distance/vert in Europe and it was hot hot hot. GPS I didn’t use any gadgets, preferring to simply run…

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Dig Deep Ultra Tour of the Peak District

Sometimes you learn the most when things don’t go to plan. I had planned on doing the Lakeland 50 as a hard effort in the build up to the Trail World Championships in Portugal in October, but a cold in the 10 days prior to it put paid to my race. I ran to half…

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KMF2016 Long Distance Triathlon win

Keswick long distance tri (800m/35k/10k) was my first triathlon (of two) of the season. It was just one of a variety of sporting events being held as part of the Keswick Mountain Festival. My iron friends Rekha, CJ and Dave came too, mainly they swam, ran and got a little bit tiddled.   Race day…

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StakMountainFuel #MTB update March

So at the start of the month we had our first race in the North West MTB series, this was at Farmer Johns and me and Will competed in it. Out of a surprisingly very fast field of 35, Will managed a solid 14th whilst I got 7th, solid results by any standards but we…

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Stepping Up – My First 100 Miler

May bank holiday weekend 2016 marked my first stab at a 100 miler in the Hardmoors 110 only 6 weeks after my victory in the HM55 and I was chuffed to also come away with a win but it wasn’t all plain sailing… Training I’d ran the 55 very hard, so gave myself a week…

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A Year with Mountain Fuel

Last year was my 48th on this planet but my best year ever on the fells and the stats prove it – 1654 miles run, 406,000ft climbed, 37 races with 36 PBs, longest race 106 miles. I know I’ll never be the fastest runner out there but like everybody else who lines up at the…

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Grizedale Trail Marathon success for Team Mountain Fuel

It was a fantastic day for sports nutrition business Team Mountain Fuel as they took 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the Montane Trail26 half marathon and and 4 of the top 15 in the marathon, as well as winning 1st V40. However if the Cumbrian weather forecast was to be believed around 500 runners were…

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Fuelling for the Fan Dance

… it’s not about just about finishing, fuel correctly and you will enjoy the Fan Dance far more as you will feel mentally and physically better during and after the event. As an example we’ve chosen a four hour finish and explained how you can add in extras to match your time if longer. Please…

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