The run to Land's End has ignited a passion for multi-day adventures in the running shoes, it has also shown me the areas I need to work on. Injury prevention and strength training are forming part of my training programme now. I am undertaking a full bio-mechanic assessment too, hoping this will provide me with an insight to how my body moves and seeking out changes I can make to running form.
Marathons, half-marathons and organised 10K's will unlikely be a feature for me, they are not where I am wanting to go and neither do they excite me enough.
Self-planned long trails runs and multi-day adventures are where I am headed. Coming back from cancer has shown me I need to explore more, both exploring our planet but also exploration of what makes me tick.
The photo in this section was taken in July '22, I was in the France, exploring the Drome valley on mountain bikes and also running with one of our sons. Temperatures wickedly hot at top 30's - but the scenery breathtaking.
I must give up work and spend more time running!
Like many I have to balance running with all other aspects of life, thankfully I have a hugely supportive family who see how much enjoyment and all the benefits I get from running.
Personal - undertaken for the personal challenge
Fundraiser - an event to specifically raise for charity
So what's in the diary and what's being worked on at the moment?
24 Hour Treadmill run (Fundraiser)
27th January starting at 10am I will run for a full 24 hours on a treadmill. All in aid of the amazing ChemoHero, read about it on the event page.
50K Doughnut Run London (Fundraiser) - 50K
April 2024. I love doughnuts, especially Krispy Kreme. So I designed a route that will see me run to 21 Krispy Kreme stores around London. Delicious!
130K Monster Run (Fundraiser) - 130K
July 2024. I'm on the hunt for the Loch Ness monster as I take on an epic self-designed challenge of running the 130K around Loch Ness, Scary!
London 2 Brighton (Personal) - 100K
May 2024. Love this event in 2023 so I'm back for another year. Run by Action Challenge Ultra Challenges.
Peak District Challenge (Personal) - 100K
July 2024. Another event in the Action Challenge calendar, the route and landscape was the draw for this one
The Downs Link - 37 miles (Personal)
Guildford - Shoreham on an old rail trail.
I grew up living on the edge of this trail, its a wonderful route with the promise of fish and chips at the end!
Tarka Trail - northern loop - 75 miles (Personal)
Tarka Trail - southern loop - 90 miles (Personal)