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Javelina Jundred 100 – Race Report (October 2015)

I was nervous. But I wasn’t scared.

I ran hard. But I didn’t ‘best’ people.

I won. But I didn’t crush others.

That’s where I differ. I don’t think I’m the greatest. I’m no bullet train. and I don’t walk across fire.  (more…)

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West Highland Way Race – 2014 (report)

I’ll keep it brief, since it’s been a while since the race.

This time it felt different. Circumstances meant I couldn’t focus so much on the race due to work, certainly not at the same level as the year before. That said, when I could finally confirm I was doing it (last minute) I had trained well and was feeling strong.

Chat before the race was all about Robbie Britton – ‘2013 Ultra-runner of the Year’ in the @ukrunrambles initiative. He’d be fast. He’d run the first sections at record pace and I’d never be able to stick with him. In truth I was happy to hear those statements and to get the chance to see up-close what the hype was all about. Talent and potential don’t account for everything that’s needed in a 100 mile race and where I may be lacking in those I make up in other ways. (more…)