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ULTRArace.100

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Quick note before I start: I was going to put a bunch of photos in this post, but haven’t for two reasons. Firstly because most of mine were essentially of trees and tarmac, and secondly because there is a brilliant gallery here:¬†http://www.flickr.com/photos/ultraracephotos/sets/72157630244526740/ A few months ago, I was looking for an ultra marathon that was taking place close to where …

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Back! And looking forward to the Cotswold 100

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So finally, after what seems like an eternity, I’m back. Yesterday afternoon, with the sun shining (for once) and everything below my knees feeling more or less ok, I decided to go for it. The plan was simple: a slow 3 mile jog around the local lanes, just test the foot out and see how things went. I was pretty …

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Taking a break, climbing the walls…

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One of my two regular readers told me off a while ago for moaning on this blog. So I’ll try to keep this as upbeat as possible, which is not necessarily easy considering I am going to be bollocking on about top of foot pain again. Following my ‘false start’ post about the running streak, I actually surprised myself by …

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Some advice for the aspiring barefoot runner

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So, you’ve read Born To Run. You’ve looked at some Vibrams on the internet, or maybe some huaraches. You’ve been on Barefoot Ted’s blog. You’re desperate to give this whole barefoot thing a try. And you know what? You should definitely go for it. But before you do, a word of warning. Be careful what you read. When I started …

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Maybe next year (if the sun’s shining…)

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I don’t believe in destiny. I don’t believe that things happen for a reason. I don’t believe that events are ‘meant to be’ or ‘not meant to be’. What I do believe in is knackered feet and apocalyptic weather. As you might have surmised, I didn’t run in the Stratford Half Marathon this year. If for some reason you’ve been …