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1000 MILES IN MIND

Claire Oziem is currently running solo and unsupported from John O’Groats to Land’s End and is utterly bonkers. She has a fabulous writing style and this will likely be the funniest article that you read all day. Click on the link, read the article and then give her charity some money. You know you want to. I […]

500m into the race, running across to greet my family

Frome Half Marathon 2014 – Intelligent Running

This was my second time in the Frome Half Marathon after competing in the inaugural event in 2012. You can read about that here. This year the race was every bit as good as when I ran it before. The locals were out all around the course, cheering runners along the closed roads. It was a […]

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Giro Air Attack Review

I always like to offer something that could be better on a helmet and with the Giro Air Attack I struggle to find anything that stands out as needing improvement Last year I raced in triathlons and time trials using my Giro Selector full aero helmet. It was a year or so old, but I […]

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Giro Air Attack Review

I always like to offer something that could be better on a helmet and with the Giro Air Attack I struggle to find anything that stands out as needing improvement Last year I raced in triathlons and time trials using my Giro Selector full aero helmet. It was a year or so old, but I […]

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1000 MILES IN MIND

Claire Oziem is currently running solo and unsupported from John O’Groats to Land’s End and is utterly bonkers. She has a fabulous writing style and this will likely be the funniest article that you read all day. Click on the link, read the article and then give her charity some money. You know you want to. I […]

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1000 MILES IN MIND

Claire Oziem is currently running solo and unsupported from John O’Groats to Land’s End and is utterly bonkers. She has a fabulous writing style and this will likely be the funniest article that you read all day. Click on the link, read the article and then give her charity some money. You know you want to. I […]

500m into the race, running across to greet my family

Frome Half Marathon 2014 – Intelligent Running

This was my second time in the Frome Half Marathon after competing in the inaugural event in 2012. You can read about that here. This year the race was every bit as good as when I ran it before. The locals were out all around the course, cheering runners along the closed roads. It was a […]

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Giro Air Attack Review

I always like to offer something that could be better on a helmet and with the Giro Air Attack I struggle to find anything that stands out as needing improvement Last year I raced in triathlons and time trials using my Giro Selector full aero helmet. It was a year or so old, but I […]

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A Wattbike Review – Back to the dark ages

A few months ago I spent what seemed like a small fortune on a running machine. Interest free credit is an evil thing and I suddenly realised that I had just spent three times as much on a running machine as I had on any turbo trainer that I had owned up to that point. […]

Surely you jest? – A race report for the Classic Quarter Ultra Marathon – The Leukaemia Conclusion

Here is my race report for Endurance Life’s Classic Quarter, an epic 44 mile ultra marathon in Cornwall. I was breaking out in a cold sweat for reasons that had nothing to do with the race. My stomach was unsettled, my eyes bleary and my bowels, well you probably don’t need any more information on […]

Nun shall pass – A review of the Hope 24 Race

This is another one of my runs for charity. This time I ran in a team of 5 all dressed as nuns in the Hope 24 ultra marathon in Plympton, Devon. It was an amazing event. Check out the excerpt and follow the link to more madness. Imagine the scene: A blustery and dramatic day […]

The Oner 2014 – A SUPER tale – The Leukaemia Conclusion

I have started putting my charity race reports up on my family’s leukaemia blog. Here is an excerpt from a link to my race report for the 80 mile Oner ultra marathon held on the Dorset coastline in the UK. I competed in one of the hardest ultra marathons in the UK, the infamous Oner. […]

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A great idiot once said

Hi Richard, How do you fancy running from John O’Groats to Land’s End in 2015? An even bigger idiot replied “Sounds great, and we can probably do nearly all of it offroad too.” This conversation happened yesterday afternoon and I think that it is possibly the beginning of something monumentally daft and stupendously epic that […]

Kinetic Revolution Train Smarter Podcast – Interview

Last month I was interviewed by Kinetic Revolution for their Train Smarter podcast. They wanted to know more about what makes me tick, why I am running in all these silly costumes and what I am doing for charity. I had fun doing it, but I’m too embarrassed to listen to it. If you fancy […]

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Nike Free v5 – 2014 model – Preview

Regular readers will know that I regularly log my road miles in  a pair of obnoxiously coloured Nike Free v4.0 trainers and I have quite comfortably taken them up to marathon distance. There are a bunch of things that I like about them but I think that it can be summed up in two bullet […]

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Plymouth Breakwater Swim

In this brief respite I thought that I would take some time to write about one of the most amazing events that I’ve taken part in all year. It was the Plymouth Breakwater Swim in aid of the Chestnut Appeal for Prostate Cancer. The swim was 2.2 miles and took place in the middle of August. […]

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Hever Gauntlet Half Iron Distance Triathlon Review

I’ll cut straight to the chase: This was the best organised triathlon that I have ever competed in. All aspects of it were well thought out and all elements of the course took you through stunning surroundings, from an interesting lake/river swim then then through the best that the Kent countryside has to offer on the […]

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How to do a proper hamstring stretch – Kinetic Revolution

I found this video to be extremely informative, and also found out that when I thought I had been stretching my hamstring I had in fact been doing something entirely different. Give it a try. Hamstring strech vs sciatic tension. You can access the full article from Kinetic Revolution here.

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Giro Air Attack Review

I always like to offer something that could be better on a helmet and with the Giro Air Attack I struggle to find anything that stands out as needing improvement Last year I raced in triathlons and time trials using my Giro Selector full aero helmet. It was a year or so old, but I […]

Wattbike Magnetic Brake

A Wattbike Review – Back to the dark ages

A few months ago I spent what seemed like a small fortune on a running machine. Interest free credit is an evil thing and I suddenly realised that I had just spent three times as much on a running machine as I had on any turbo trainer that I had owned up to that point. […]

Surely you jest? – A race report for the Classic Quarter Ultra Marathon – The Leukaemia Conclusion

Here is my race report for Endurance Life’s Classic Quarter, an epic 44 mile ultra marathon in Cornwall. I was breaking out in a cold sweat for reasons that had nothing to do with the race. My stomach was unsettled, my eyes bleary and my bowels, well you probably don’t need any more information on […]

Nun shall pass – A review of the Hope 24 Race

This is another one of my runs for charity. This time I ran in a team of 5 all dressed as nuns in the Hope 24 ultra marathon in Plympton, Devon. It was an amazing event. Check out the excerpt and follow the link to more madness. Imagine the scene: A blustery and dramatic day […]

The Oner 2014 – A SUPER tale – The Leukaemia Conclusion

I have started putting my charity race reports up on my family’s leukaemia blog. Here is an excerpt from a link to my race report for the 80 mile Oner ultra marathon held on the Dorset coastline in the UK. I competed in one of the hardest ultra marathons in the UK, the infamous Oner. […]

nikefree5v1

Nike Free v5 – 2014 model – Preview

Regular readers will know that I regularly log my road miles in  a pair of obnoxiously coloured Nike Free v4.0 trainers and I have quite comfortably taken them up to marathon distance. There are a bunch of things that I like about them but I think that it can be summed up in two bullet […]

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Multipower Fruit Power Bar Review

A couple of weeks ago I managed to get hold of a few Fruit Power bars from Multipower. These are a new energy bar that boast a high amount of fruit and are designed for use before and during exercise. Multipower have the following to say about them: Official High-Performance-Bar of the Giro d’Italia 2014 […]

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Endura Crossbow Glasses Review

I used my Crossbow glasses for a good 6 months before accidentally leaving them in a field after a triathlon. They are a very nice pair of face hugging cycling specific glasses with reactive lenses in them. They start off almost clear and then gradually tint more and more depending on the amount of sunlight, […]

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Endura FS260-Pro Bibknicker

I have a new favourite piece of cycling equipment, the Endura FS260-Pro Bibknicker. I’m even willing to forgive its slightly weird name. I have never before ridden with a three quarter length tight, so that was a new experience but fortunately one that I favoured. Over here in the UK’s wildly unpredictable yet often moderate […]

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Lifeventure Thermal Mug – Review

A few weeks ago my wife and I picked up a couple of the Lifeventure Thermal Mugs from Go Outdoors and I thought they were worth a mention on here. We often find ourselves out and about wishing we had packed a thermos, and on the occasions that we do remember a thermos we struggle […]

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