Monthly Archives: July 2016

Sweating it out in the desert

It’s been a case of back to Qatar with a bump…well more of a sweaty puddle really. While I’ve been away, the temperature has racked up and the dreaded humidity has arrived. Added together they make for pretty rubbish running, … Continue reading

Surviving Ultra Sierra Nevada – part 3

Buckle up folks, this is going to be a bumpy ride for the final installment of my epic 103km Ultra Sierra Nevada 2016 blog. The race has so far seen me tackle challenging trail under the cover of darkness, trudge through … Continue reading

Surviving Ultra Sierra Nevada – part 2

For those catching up on where we’re at…I’m 45km into the 100km Ultra Sierra Nevada (USN) route. It’s dawn! I’ve survived some tricky technical trail on a gammy leg through the cool hours of darkness. The sun has risen and … Continue reading

Surviving Ultra Sierra Nevada – part 1

Survival, that was always going to be the name of the game for me at Ultra Sierra Nevada (USN) – 103km and 6,000m+ ascent. My biggest challenge to date! And as this blog is shaping up to be as long … Continue reading

Trail running holiday in Andalucia Spain, Ultra Trail Spain

Dusty Runner is behind Ultra Trail Spain, organizing running, travel, culture and helping you to unwind. Ultra Trail Spain organizes running holidays, mainly trail based, near Granada, in the south of Spain. There are options to participate in training camps … Continue reading

Assessing my form for Ultra Sierra Nevada

In a little over 24 hours I’ll be lining up on the start line of the Ultra Sierra Nevada and most likely staring down the barrel of my first DNF. Nope I’m not being particularly negative; I’m being realistic about … Continue reading

Ultra Trail Spain is coming at ya!

While I may have been kicking up some dust on the hills of southern Spain over recent weeks, all in preparation for Ultra Sierra Nevada of course (more on that tomorrow), Steve and I have also been beavering away creating our … Continue reading

Finish line fears

Newly shod in my Saucony Grid Excursions I was all set for the CxM Nocturna San Juan night race the following evening. Yes, I know, one day into a brand new model of shoes isn’t the way to do it. But … Continue reading