Reviews by Year


  • Yorkshire Vets CC 04th March Whilst at the other side of the world I got tagged in a post asking if I could make up the team for the Yorkshire VETs Cross Country in West ... Read more
  • Tarawera Ultramarathon 11th February Three weeks into my holiday of a lifetime I found myself standing on the start line of a 102km Ultramarathon in New Zealand. New Zealand I have always loved you ever ... Read more
  • The Big Easy 13km 27th January Here I was only 5 days into my New Zealand holiday baking in the country’s hottest summer on record and signing up for a little 12km trail race in Wanaka ... Read more
More from 2018


  • Dearne Valley Quadrathlon 11th June Friday evening 2 days before the Great North Swim, I received a text to say the event had been cancelled due to high winds and bad weather. Luckily I was ... Read more
  • Ullswater Swim 04th June So I’ve gone off running, well running has gone off me, its not been working for me. Maybe I lost my mojo for it a couple of years ago, somewhere ... Read more
  • Carsington 7+ 14th May My first race back – Carsington 7. It was never meant to be a ‘race’ but a means to go out ‘fastish’ but to keep it ‘controlled’. With my lovely ... Read more
More from 2017


  • Grindleford Gallop March 12, 2016 As I got in the car on the way to my 3rd Gallop in 3 years Queen’s ‘Don’t stop me know’ was blasting out of the radio. Yep, I’m gonna ... Read more
  • Longshaw Trust 10 January 30, 2016 The Longshaw 10km is a two lap trail race set in the National Trust grounds of Longshaw in the heart of the Peak District. People had spoken very highly of ... Read more
  • Hunshelf Amble January 3, 2016 Hunshelf Amble this year was in reverse of last year. Off I went to my first race of the year and my first official race since breaking my leg last ... Read more
More from 2016


  • Grindleford Gallop 07th March The Grindleford Gallop sold out within ridiculous hours of going on release, and I just wasn’t fast enough to get a place. I stuck myself on the waiting list in ... Read more
  • Millennium Way 01st March A month or so ago I stuck myself on the waiting list for the ‘Millenium Way’ Ultra as I didn’t think I would get a place in the hilly local ... Read more
  • National CC 21st February Saturday morning – 8.30am, ‘Mike’s Minibus’ takes a handful of Sheffield Running Club members alongside a couple of straggles from the other side of the Pennines who were relegated to ... Read more
More from 2015


  • Redbull Steeplechase 05th October Redbull SteeplechaseThe Red Bull Steeplechase is a 21.4 mile knock-out event that starts and finishes in the charming village of Castleton in the heart of the Peak District. The event is ... Read more
  • Yorkshire Vets CC 28th September 2.6 miles I say, 2.6 not 26.2 but 2.6. The weekend that most people were about to run a marathon I decide to do the complete opposite, mix up the ... Read more
  • Sheffield Way Relay 21st September   A year ago I had signed up to complete my first 50 miler ‘Round Sheffield Way’ a ‘relay’ organised by Steel City Striders that has been going since 1997 with ... Read more
More from 2014


  • London to Cardiff 06th July London to Cardiff RelaysIt’s the longest point to point non stop relay in the UK. Running from Twickenham Stadium in London to the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. The idea is to try ... Read more
  • The 12 labours of Hercules 06th July 12 LaboursThe 12 labours of Hercules; one of the best known Greek legends of how Hercales had to perform twelve labours as part of his punishment for the murder of his ... Read more
  • The Wall 23rd June The Wall UltramarathonThe day before In its the second year and billed as the UK’s most iconic ultra, the Wall looked accessibly appealing for yet another challenge in my running calendar and ... Read more
More from 2013


  • Edale Training Weekend 28th July Edale Camping WeekendThis wasn’t a race but worthy of writing about nonetheless because it involves running lots over some of the most amazing scenery in the UK. Just in the little ... Read more
  • Round the Island Ultra 30th June Isle of Wight UltraIntroduction A few months ago I decided to sign up to the “Round the Island Ultra Marathon – 2012″ –a run around the Isle of Wight, 69 miles in 2 days ... Read more
  • Dam Flask Relays 26th June It’s that time of year again, the last week in June, which means the nights are now drawing in and 300 or so local runners take to the dam of ... Read more
More from 2012


  • Sheffield Half 08th May Still deciding which pair of trainers to wear at 6am this morning, left ones or right ones? Pronators or Neutral, New or Old? I know which pair of pants I ... Read more
  • Wiggle 10km 30th April Wiggle wiggle wiggle I wonder why I wiggle? The last day in April took us to Burton on Trent for something completely different – a Wiggle 10km trail / cross country ... Read more
  • SYRRS #3 – Pickburn 27th April The third South Yorkshire 5 mile Road race series took place in Pickburn on 27 April 2011 in Pickburn a small village nested near to Doncaster. The sun had even ... Read more
More from 2011