So, this┬ásite obviously went very quiet a little time before I was supposed to do the Marathon des Sables. What happened? Unfortunately my job intervened in a fairly unavoidable way and I had no choice but to withdraw from the event, with the loss of my entire payment. It was obviously very frustrating, especially after all the preparation I had done, but I still fully intend to do the MDS at some point in the future, though probably not in 2017. In the meantime, I considered just shutting down this site, but I had found I was rather enjoying blogging … Continue reading Update

Monthly Summary – November

Sort of a disappointing month, in which I failed to increase my mileage or elevation gain (or speed, but that’s not very important). I actually did more long runs than previously, with two big 23+ mile runs this month, but the shortfall comes from having been so busy almost every evening that I struggled to do my usual regular 15-20 miles per week from running home from work. That’s the trouble with the busy social season in the run-up to Christmas, but it’s something I’ll have to sort out this month. To be fair, I am pleased with the two … Continue reading Monthly Summary – November