• 16 Moves
    33:32 h
    306.2 km
    23010 kcal
  • 10:46'30.1 Trail running
    22.3.2015

    Aim was to start nice and slowly, building through race and finishing strongly. Went into race saying happy with sub 12hr, very happy with sub 11hr and over the moon with 10:30ish. Race plan worked perfectly and managed to overtake 25 people in last 25km to finish in 77th place in 10:46:31. Full race report on www.ultrarun.in.

    Photo by gilesthurston
    10:46'30.1 Trail running
    21.3.2015

    Aim was to start nice and slowly, building through race and finishing strongly. Went into race saying happy with sub 12hr, very happy with sub 11hr and over the moon with 10:30ish. Race plan worked perfectly and managed to overtake 25 people in last 25km to finish in 77th place in 10:46:31. Full race report on www.ultrarun.in.

    Photo by gilesthurston
    10:46'30.1 Trail running
    21.3.2015

    Aim was to start nice and slowly, building through race and finishing strongly. Went into race saying happy with sub 12hr, very happy with sub 11hr and over the moon with 10:30ish. Race plan worked perfectly and managed to overtake 25 people in last 25km to finish in 77th place in 10:46:31. Full race report on www.ultrarun.in.

    Photo by gilesthurston
    10:46'30.1 Trail running
    21.3.2015

    Aim was to start nice and slowly, building through race and finishing strongly. Went into race saying happy with sub 12hr, very happy with sub 11hr and over the moon with 10:30ish. Race plan worked perfectly and managed to overtake 25 people in last 25km to finish in 77th place in 10:46:31. Full race report on www.ultrarun.in.

    Photo by gilesthurston
    1:14'36 Trail running
    3.7.2015

    Homeward leg of road trip and decided to break drive up with a late lunchtime run around Clumber Park. Stunning day and landscape and really quiet once you got away from the tourist hotspots. Got carried away and ended up slightly further away from the car than planned, so had to hot foot it back. 24 °C, 0km/h ESE, 44%

    Photo by gilesthurston
    1:14'36 Trail running
    3.7.2015

    Homeward leg of road trip and decided to break drive up with a late lunchtime run around Clumber Park. Stunning day and landscape and really quiet once you got away from the tourist hotspots. Got carried away and ended up slightly further away from the car than planned, so had to hot foot it back. 24 °C, 0km/h ESE, 44%

    Photo by gilesthurston
    1:14'36 Trail running
    3.7.2015

    Homeward leg of road trip and decided to break drive up with a late lunchtime run around Clumber Park. Stunning day and landscape and really quiet once you got away from the tourist hotspots. Got carried away and ended up slightly further away from the car than planned, so had to hot foot it back. 24 °C, 0km/h ESE, 44%

    Photo by gilesthurston
    1:14'36 Trail running
    3.7.2015

    Homeward leg of road trip and decided to break drive up with a late lunchtime run around Clumber Park. Stunning day and landscape and really quiet once you got away from the tourist hotspots. Got carried away and ended up slightly further away from the car than planned, so had to hot foot it back. 24 °C, 0km/h ESE, 44%

    Photo by gilesthurston
    1:14'36 Trail running
    3.7.2015

    Homeward leg of road trip and decided to break drive up with a late lunchtime run around Clumber Park. Stunning day and landscape and really quiet once you got away from the tourist hotspots. Got carried away and ended up slightly further away from the car than planned, so had to hot foot it back. 24 °C, 0km/h ESE, 44%

    Photo by gilesthurston
    12:27'40.8 Trail running
    20.6.2015

    Norfolk 100km Ultra Marathon. I had nutrition issues pretty much from the off that didn't ease until 70km and had me in a real dark place but bounced back to finish strongly. The 7km unrunable shingle bank at 80km has to be a lowlight but a challenge in its own right. Today was all about finishing and not a time or a place, that said I honestly didn't expect to make it and am still shocked I did after the illness off last few months and lack of training. The human body is an amazing machine!

    Photo by gilesthurston
  • Greatest Moves
  • 16.4.2016
    • Trail running 19:26'58.6 Average heart rate 120 bpm, 98.96 km
      My full race review will of course follow for now I can summarise by saying that has to be some of the most brutal terrain I've ever run across! Bog, rock, water, grass tusocks and repeat for 19.5 hours with some epic climbs and descents thrown in for good measure. Totally un-runnable for large sections, making a brisk stride the best you could hope for and progress slow. Hooked up with Andy (who I met at Cumbria Way Ultra) and some of his friends and we ran the whole route together, meaning we were in control when mandatory grouping was enforced at dusk. What a cracking group and made all the difference to the day, especially Jims route knowledge. Weather was really cold but clear in main part, with the exception of a few snow showers and a strong cold northerly wind. The big climbs came thick and fast at the start, with nearly half the vertical gain through back to back climbs in the first 30km or so, a real leg wake me! I had my usual slow start, eventually finding my rhythm around 35km in and feeling strong from then onwards. We made it across Fleet Moss before dark which was our main aim and great tick to get on the board. Temperatures plummeted overnight making it difficult to keep warm due to the slow pace and the final 10km was a real mental challenge for most of use. But we dug deep and all crossed the line in the small hours of Sunday morning to be able to say we were Fellsman. Despite being one of the hardest things I've ever done it it still one of the most worthwhile with a real sense of achievement. 19.5 hours is not bad for a boy from The Fens :)
    21.3.2015
    • Trail running 10:46'30.1 Average heart rate 136 bpm, 85.77 km
      Aim was to start nice and slowly, building through race and finishing strongly. Went into race saying happy with sub 12hr, very happy with sub 11hr and over the moon with 10:30ish. Race plan worked perfectly and managed to overtake 25 people in last 25km to finish in 77th place in 10:46:31. Full race report on www.ultrarun.in.
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    9.3.2014
    • Running 1:38'44.5 Average heart rate 163 bpm, 21.13 km
      Cambridge Half Marathon. First time ever in an organised half marathon, so guaranteed a PB. Super chuffed to go under 1:40 after month off over Christmas and lack of speed work. Really hot and took it to the edge hydration wise, probably too close but made it over the line. Plan was to head our at 5min pace, dropping to 4:45 and finishing last 5km at 4:30. Start was way too quick at 4:20 and eventually settled into 4:45 pace and hovered around that. Finished really strongly in last km at close to 4min pace, ripping past people and up the finishing shoot to come in under the 1:40. With some speed work and more base training sub 1:35 is definitely possible and is now the next target.
    25.2.2014
    • Running 2:21'32.1 Average heart rate 135 bpm, 26.60 km
      Boom! 26km long run in the bag -felt great. Easy 20km, then upped pace for next 5km, HR kept in zone 2 throughout. Lots of ticks in boxes :), 6 °C, WC: 3 °C, 11km/h S, 99%

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