Seeking asylum in the hills & transcendence on the trails

Locations

My Western States 100 Journey

With the race being my focus this year I thought it would be good to capture some of the build-up in the form of moving pictures on the old YouTuber.

Let me know what you think – this is the first episode. More on my YouTube channel. Please subscribe there if you fancy seeing some more as race day gets closer.

Join me as I meet the locals, discover unmarked trails, run some mountains, rest, recover and train again.

For more behind-the-scenes content on my final preparation for the big race you can follow me on Twitter, instagram and Snapchat (@pyllon).

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IAU World Trail Champs – 2015 Race Report

Yeah, a little late with this one. Still for the sake of consistency, a quick report from the World Trail Champs.

Race start was a pretty awkward time. 3:30am from the lakeside in Annecy. The GB team were staying about a 20 min drive away with a few of the other nations, so it meant a pretty early start (to force down some breakfast) and get on the bus to the start / finish area. It was almost not worth bothering to sleep with the usual nerves and list of things to remember. (more…)


Refuge in Chamonix

So, you run all the time? If you’re not working you’re normally training or planning races and adventures? So what exactly do you do when it comes to taking a holiday? Well if you’re anything like me you’ll probably want a chance to relax a little, run a little and find some inspiration for the next block of training.

In April that’s exactly what fell into my lap. Nathan had sorted out a booking at the Runners Refuge in Chamonix for a week of trails, nice food and inspiration. It was exactly what I needed at that time, having been through a busy period of work and the same repetitive training routes. I had a few key races coming up and hoped that I’d find something to give me that extra spring in my stride. (more…)