The last week has been one of the most intense, challenging and fun weeks in my short running history as I joined up with the rest of the Berghaus Trail Team for 3 days mountain running in Chamonix.
I had an amazing time at the Trail Team day in the Lakes recently and figured that would be the extent of my involvement but when I got a call to say I’d made it onto the “shorter shortlist” I started to hope for the best.
A stroke of luck with new kit arriving just in time but with Hardcastle 24 hour race at the weekend, I figured not much running would be the order of the day.
Probably best to get this written down before I forget quite how much awesome stuff happened at the Berghaus Trail Team selection weekend in the Lake District.
Around this time last year, I forlornly stood outside my house at 5am waiting for a pre-booked taxi that never arrived to take me to Huddersfield station and on to London for the Torq trail team selection day.
With the 40 miles of The Oldham Way Ultra looming on sunday, I went for a no frills easy week of jogging offroad to keep my legs turning over.
Part two in Kilian Journet’s Summits Of My Life project is a stunning insight into one of the worlds greatest athletes and adventurers.
Looking back at 2013 and the massive step forward I’ve taken with my fledgling running career.
Why do I run? It’s actually pretty simple.
Now we’re in the grips of what the Daily Mail would call an Arctic death storm I thought it might be good to go over winter kit.