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The Giant of Provence – A Climb Like No Other

“It was a long day, the air fine. We enjoyed the advantages of vigour of mind and strength and agility of body, and everything else essential to those engaged in such an undertaking and so had no other difficulties to face than those of the region itself. We found an old shepherd in one of the mountain dales, who tried, at great length, to dissuade us from the ascent, saying … Continue reading


Enjoy The Beauty Of Hills

The second anniversary of my visit to India to compete in The Himalayan 100 Mile Stage Race is fast approaching. In order to honour this virtually unknown gem of an event I thought now would be a good time to remind people that the race is, somewhat surprisingly, still going on and it needs your support. I was asked to write the following article for a fair few publications, some … Continue reading


Why You Really Need A Coach.

The following article has appeared on the website run247.com and is reproduced by kind permission of the Editor. A common misconception people have regarding running coaches is that they are reserved for elite or professional athletes, or those serious runners who only want to be competitive. That really isn’t the case. Sometimes, you get injured. Sometimes, you lose focus and motivation. Sometimes, you want to improve but you run out … Continue reading