I set up this blog (Oct 06) to record my training and thoughts in preparing for the 2007 WHW Race – a 95 mile ultra race from Milngavie to Fort William.
I have now run 51 ultras over the past thirteen years including the whw 6 times and you can read all about them, watch my race videos and lots more by using the tabs at the top of the blog.
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Monday 20th May to Friday 24th May 2019 Introduction On Saturday 19th May I said goodbye to Katrina, jumped in our VW campervan and set off for Conwy via a night in Wrexham staying with my sister Sue and husband … Continue reading
Full report to come but quick update now that I am home. I finished the 2019 Dragon’s Back race in 68:36:20 in 206th place. There were 402 starters and 251 finished. Here are my splits for the each day compared … Continue reading
I’m almost packed and ready to go. I drive down this afternoon to Wrexham where I will stay with my sister and husband tonight before heading to Conwy tomorrow in time for registration opening at 12noon. You can follow my … Continue reading
One of the things I love about these long races is the ability to follow friends as they do them in real time via the gps tracker. This time it is my turn so if you want to be a … Continue reading
I like to have a plan when I’m training for a big challenge like the Dragon’s Back. For this event I knew I had to do lots of ascent so set myself the challenge of doing at least 5,000ft a … Continue reading
After Monday’s run as part of the Great Lakeland 3 Day Event I’m in taper mode. I plan to run 4 times before the start of the Dragon’s Back race on Monday 20th May. Thursday 9th May – lunchtime run … Continue reading
My big race (in every way!) is starting on Monday 20th May and covers over 195 miles in 5 days. The Dragon’s Back race starts at Conway Castle, North Wales and finishes at Llandeillo, South Wales. I have been preparing … Continue reading
A good week with 5 runs. Monday 21st January – Club Fartlek Session The weather was truly awful as we set off at 7.15pm for our club session. Unsurprisingly the numbers were down on such wet and windy night but … Continue reading
Another solid week of getting some miles in with some more ascent. Monday 14th January – Club Fartlek Session 8.12 miles in 1:06:33 Ascent – 226ft The session this week was 6 x 5mins with a 2min recovery. We started … Continue reading
In my latest vlog LOVEultras 043 I chat about my training plans for the Dragon’s Back.