Where it all began It was way back in 2015 when I first saw first-hand the crazy circus that is Chamonix in the last week of August. I was getting properly into trail running and ultras, having done a few 80km events in the French Alps. My in-laws were visiting one summer and it occurred to us that although they…
Race Report: Ultra Trail du Vercors 2019
It’s strange how things sometimes have a circular feel to them. On Saturday 7th September I found myself lined up at 5am in Lans-en-Vercors, back where it all started, and where fingers-crossed it should all continue. I’ve only been running seriously for just over 10 years, and for the first few years of that time I was pounding the streets…
Race Report: Grenoble-Vizille 22km
Taking a break from the trail with a road race from Grenoble to the historic Château Vizille
Race Report: FestiTrail d’Autrans
Fun and muddy run around this Vercors mountain town was a great end to the 2018 season.
Race Report: UTMB Traces des Ducs de Savoie (TDS) 2018
Read my race report on the 2018 TDS from Courmayeur to Chamonix.
Race Report: Jurassic Coast 100 Miler
The Jurassic Coast 100 follows the historic clifftop trails along England’s southwest coast. I’m in the process of accumulating points to eventually enter the UTMB one year. The furthest I’ve ever run was last year’s 101km CCC so I figured that a non-mountain trail like the Jurassic Coast 100 might be an easier introduction to the 100 mile distance than…