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DNF: Pennine Barrier 50

Not exactly the return to ultra running I had hoped for at theĀ Pennine BarrierĀ 50 miler this weekend.

Leigh Track Marathon 🥈

Another massive disappointment chasing 2:45 and perhaps time for some honest reflection on my training and goals.

UMTLM 4 hour race – 2019

4 hours climbing a 3km / 1750ft section of mountain hurts, especially when for a second year in a row your efforts pale into insignificance among the local mountain runners.

Paris Marathon 2019 – Sicknote

I had plans, I had a tough but hopefully attainable goal of 2:45 and I’d put together a decent block of 16 weeks of training but ultimately you can’t deal with illness out of the blue two days before your race.

Spen 20

I’m keeping this one short. It’s a hard race, the weather was appalling with rain and a weird heavy snow squall halfway round and it was cold.

No kick – Dewsbury 10k 2019

Last year I ran a massive PB and went well under 35 minutes and I felt I was in potentially similar shape this time but it didn’t quite happen despite doing more speed-work in the buildup.