Building Strength

In the summer of 2013, I started a running streak that lasted all the way until March 2017,  a total of 1302 consecutive days, only brought to a halt by the need for an operation. During the streak I had set a PB in the marathon of 3:36 and in the half marathon of 1:35, …

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Born again Noob

As a kid I never really enjoyed participating in sports, I was a bit of a klutz, not being particularly gifted with any physical skills other than some endurance. This endurance did favour me when it came to long  distance running, and I was briefly in the school cross country team, however I was always …

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It’s One year. It’s 12 Months. It’s 52 Weeks

That’s 365 days, or 8760 hours or 525,600 minutes or 31,536,000 seconds! Whichever way you slice it, there is exactly one year to go! Yep, 25th March 2022 is the new start date of my race across the Sahara, the 36th edition of the Marathon de Sables To be accurate, the new date for the postponed …

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And so it begins – training for MdS #week1

Since making the financial and mental commitment to race in 2021,  Marathon des Sables has been taking up much of my time and energy, constantly on my mind and driving me to become rather one track in my conversations. It’s terrifying and exciting, but I have become more and more committed to doing it now, …

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The Toughest Footrace on Earth

I know once I make this challenge fully public, I will have more reason to make sure I succeed, so after weeks of prevaricating and rewriting, I dumped the previous blog attempt and I sat down to write and publish a totally new piece as quickly as I could. Apologies for the bad English, grammar …

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