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Here we list race reports details, equipment and gear tests, enduracoach client news (as permitted) and anything else that's deemed interesting and newsworthy.

Christmas Training Trails

Christmas Training Trails Happy New Year!! I hope you've all had a great Christmas and New Year. Training will have been disrupted for many, but now's the time to get into the routine and start working towards that goal! My last post was shortly after my two ultra's in one week fora... Read more

A Tale of Two Ultra Marathon's

Around the start of November, a friend from my old tri club, Chris Wilson, emailed and asked if I fancied a 50k at the end of the month. I knew I had a 40 mile mountain race just a few days after, but it looked pretty low-key and like fun so I got online and entered. The FatAss Running, organised by... Read more

Brecon Beacons Training Run

Brecon Beacons Training Run After what seemed like an incredibly short sleep, we were roused at 6:00am by a cacophony of mobile phone alarm tones. We wanted to get the run started at 7am, which meant getting filled with muesli and coffee, dressed and packed for a day on the hill, and into the car t... Read more

That horse just nicked my chocolate bar!

That horse just nicked my chocolate bar! Since hobbling around the New Forest Marathon (NFM) a few weeks ago, I've actually been training pretty well. This has come as a bit of a surprise seen as I've been working long days and moving house. The house move, in particular, although very exci... Read more

Worst run ever but training well...

It was a slow and stiff 2 miles, but I did feel able to stretch after, and for a few minutes at least, I felt much looser. This was last Tuesday morning after what had been a painful and slow 26.2 miles on the previous Sunday. "Let's have a look at your new trainers then, John." John... Read more

15th Sept. 2011 - post 3.

15th Sept. 2011 - post 3. The organiser of the Dragons Back Race recently posted some very useful and interesting info on the website. Check out the sections and links below. I'm sure that some of the videos and pictures will inspire you to get out in the hills. They've certainly made me... Read more

Dragons Back Race - post 2

Since my last posting I've been having a great time running trails, fells and mountains. A week of trail running in Cornwall was a great kick-start to heavier training, but I struggled through it with a stomach bug that had me running for the bushes on some runs! But I managed several 3hr+ runs... Read more

Dragons Back Race 2012

3rd August 2011. First DBR entry. On 13th July, I was accepted into the Dragons Back Race. This is something of a mythical event in mountain and ultra running circles - read Feet in the Clouds for a great account of the '92 race. It was run once in 1992; 27 teams of 2 started, but only 15 pairs... Read more