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Nun Shall Pass – Hope 24 2014 Race Report

The following article was originally published last year on my family blog www.theleukaemiaconclusion.co.uk. It was so good that I felt it deserved repeating before I published this year’s race report of the same event. šŸ˜‰ Imagine the scene: A blustery and dramatic day in a field in the south of Devon. One moment the sun […]

No more knee pain and how I got there by Richard Lander Stow

I have just had an article published on the Wimbledon Clinics blog about how I successfully got rid of my knee pain. You can see an excerpt below, or follow the link to see the full article. I suffered gradually increasing knee pain throughout the last few years until it seriously hampered me in an […]

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A bit about pants – X-Bionic Summerlight

I don’t know about other ultra runners, but I have spent many hours tweaking and adjusting my kit to eliminate chaffing. I have been pretty successful so far and am down to one final problem. Pants! I normally run in your basic snug fitting trunks to hold everything in place, and at shorter distances they […]

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A bit about Honey Stinger Waffles

You wont like them, so you’d better send yours to me. Don’t worry I’ll put them to good use and they don’t taste at all delicious…. You may gather that I like these quite a lot. They taste great, areĀ organic andĀ are also great energy food. If you ever find me collapsed at the side of […]

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Nun Shall Pass – Hope 24 2014 Race Report

The following article was originally published last year on my family blog www.theleukaemiaconclusion.co.uk. It was so good that I felt it deserved repeating before I published this year’s race report of the same event. šŸ˜‰ Imagine the scene: A blustery and dramatic day in a field in the south of Devon. One moment the sun […]

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Nun Shall Pass – Hope 24 2014 Race Report

The following article was originally published last year on my family blog www.theleukaemiaconclusion.co.uk. It was so good that I felt it deserved repeating before I published this year’s race report of the same event. šŸ˜‰ Imagine the scene: A blustery and dramatic day in a field in the south of Devon. One moment the sun […]

No more knee pain and how I got there by Richard Lander Stow

I have just had an article published on the Wimbledon Clinics blog about how I successfully got rid of my knee pain. You can see an excerpt below, or follow the link to see the full article. I suffered gradually increasing knee pain throughout the last few years until it seriously hampered me in an […]

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Virgin London Marathon and my next project “X-Bionic Man”

I just so happened to be in London for my day job yesterday. I had a couple of hours to spare,Ā so I popped along to Excel to have a quick look at the Virgin London Marathon Expo. It opened at 11am and there were already plenty of people there registering. I am also fortunateĀ as Like […]

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A bit about pants – X-Bionic Summerlight

I don’t know about other ultra runners, but I have spent many hours tweaking and adjusting my kit to eliminate chaffing. I have been pretty successful so far and am down to one final problem. Pants! I normally run in your basic snug fitting trunks to hold everything in place, and at shorter distances they […]

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The Oner Ultramarathon 2015

Last year I attempted the Oner and got beaten by the weather. You can see the full report and how badly it went wrong for me here. I was dressed like Superman and was raising money for the wards in Derriford hospital that had been treating my wife for Leukaemia. Incidentally, she had a stem […]

Countdown to THE ONER!

In just under two weeks, at precisely noon, I shall be dressed in my harlequin outfit and leaving a small carpark on the outskirts of Charmouth to run over 80 miles along the coastal path to Studland as I start the infamous Oner. You can find the official Brutal Events website for the event here. […]

Honey Stingers

A bit about Honey Stinger Waffles

You wont like them, so you’d better send yours to me. Don’t worry I’ll put them to good use and they don’t taste at all delicious…. You may gather that I like these quite a lot. They taste great, areĀ organic andĀ are also great energy food. If you ever find me collapsed at the side of […]

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Thames Trot 50 2015

If I could sum up my personal experience of this race it would be “well organised and a painful lesson in specificity!” My reason for doing the race was that I expected it to be a fairly easy 50 miler to get under my belt early in the season. This would tick the box to […]

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Almost an MRT callout!

MRT stands for Mountain Rescue Team. These are usually made up of volunteers and they are the folk that come and rescue you when you are lost or injured in the countryside. They spend a lot of their free time training for both physical fitness, as well as search and rescue technique, first aid skills […]

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Clif Shot Gel Review

My latest box of goodies arrived in the form of chocolate flavoured Clif Shot Gels from www.probikekit.co.uk.Ā I spend a lot of time either running or cycling quite a long way, so tend to survive off of real food quite a lot of the time. If I do find myself doing something shorter though,Ā then I am […]

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Plymouth Breakwater Swim 2014

I was privileged to be a part of the Plymouth Breakwater Swim 2014 for the Chestnut Appeal for Prostate Cancer. I took part in and reviewed last year’s event which you can find here. My views on the event remain unchanged. It is a spectacular thing to be a part of and this year we […]

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Ironman Wales Report and tips 2014

I felt remarkably calm in the week before Ironman Wales. I had hit nearly every single training session bang on for the previous 8 months, except for a couple missed due to a cold in February, and I felt that I certainly had an “engine” capable of getting me through to the finish. There was […]

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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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A bit about pants – X-Bionic Summerlight

I don’t know about other ultra runners, but I have spent many hours tweaking and adjusting my kit to eliminate chaffing. I have been pretty successful so far and am down to one final problem. Pants! I normally run in your basic snug fitting trunks to hold everything in place, and at shorter distances they […]

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The Oner Ultramarathon 2015

Last year I attempted the Oner and got beaten by the weather. You can see the full report and how badly it went wrong for me here. I was dressed like Superman and was raising money for the wards in Derriford hospital that had been treating my wife for Leukaemia. Incidentally, she had a stem […]

Honey Stingers

A bit about Honey Stinger Waffles

You wont like them, so you’d better send yours to me. Don’t worry I’ll put them to good use and they don’t taste at all delicious…. You may gather that I like these quite a lot. They taste great, areĀ organic andĀ are also great energy food. If you ever find me collapsed at the side of […]

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Thames Trot 50 2015

If I could sum up my personal experience of this race it would be “well organised and a painful lesson in specificity!” My reason for doing the race was that I expected it to be a fairly easy 50 miler to get under my belt early in the season. This would tick the box to […]

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Clif Shot Gel Review

My latest box of goodies arrived in the form of chocolate flavoured Clif Shot Gels from www.probikekit.co.uk.Ā I spend a lot of time either running or cycling quite a long way, so tend to survive off of real food quite a lot of the time. If I do find myself doing something shorter though,Ā then I am […]

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An eating contest with mileage – Delicious Drake’s Trail

A few weeks ago I was reading an article that said the Marathon Du Medoc is an event that must be competed in if you like good food and drink and are partial to a bit of running. Instead of your usual energy faire at the pit stops it features wine, cheese and lots of […]

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Plymouth Breakwater Swim 2014

I was privileged to be a part of the Plymouth Breakwater Swim 2014 for the Chestnut Appeal for Prostate Cancer. I took part in and reviewed last year’s event which you can find here. My views on the event remain unchanged. It is a spectacular thing to be a part of and this year we […]

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Fixing your feet – John Vonhof

Having been a runner for quite a few years and with a steadily increasing mileage over the years one thing I have never suffered from is foot problems. To some the following may sound like bragging, but I have never lost a toenail, don’t tend to get blisters and can generally ignore those most important […]

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Jurassic Classic Review and tips for a faster sportive time

While I sit here ravenously hungry, due to a massive energy expenditure yesterday through nearly seven hours of cycling, and waiting for the official times to be posted for the Jurassic Classic I thought that I would pen a brief review of the event as well as three tips that will give you free speed […]

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Ocean Lava Triathlon – Wales – The Leukaemia Conclusion

Yesterday I flogged myself to bits around the Ocean Lava Triathlon course in deepest West Wales. It was centred around Fishguard with the bike route passing through the UKā€™s smallest city, St Davids. There was some fancy dress involved as I wore my superman pants on the outside of my wetsuit for the swim and […]

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