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Knackered leg provides pause for reflection

In Barefoot running, Injury problems, Life, Streak running, Ultramarathons by All This Running Around2 Comments

Hooray, I’m injured again! But rather than take my customary approach of bollocking on about it until my (two) regular readers have thrown themselves off a car park, I thought I’d post a few thoughts about where I am. Not where I actually am. I’m in my office looking at a spider. I mean where I am in terms of …

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ULTRArace.100 – Part Two, the final checkpoint

In Cotswold 100, Injury problems, Races, Running, Ultramarathons by All This Running Around7 Comments

Note: again, if you want to see some pictures of the event, use the following link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ultraracephotos/sets/72157630244526740/ Look out for Kevin Doyle, the eventual winner. He’s number 16. I’m not a morning person. But that’s ok, because while 2.15am is technically the morning, it’s still very much the middle of the night. So when the alarm went off after me grabbing about …

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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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Ultramarathon madness, from Morocco to Warwickshire

In Races, Ultramarathons by All This Running Around8 Comments

Until this year, I had pretty much assumed that completing a marathon was the ultimate achievement in running. I may have heard of longer races, but I wasn’t familiar with the word ‘ultramarathon’ and I certainly didn’t have any understanding of the potential distances involved. Once again, Chris McDougall’s ‘Born To Run’ was to be my introduction to what seems …