Book Review: 1,001 Running Tips by Robbie Britton 

Only a seasoned and accomplished ultra runner could sit down and think, “I’ll write a book of running tips. And I will put more than 1,000 in it!” But, when you get into reading this excellent offering from Robbie Britton, you realise that it’s his whole rounded position as runner, coach and human that means […]

A slight trick of the mind

Getting out of your own way can be the hardest thing in our sport. Especially when in ultra-running the lengths can be extreme in terms of both distance and time. And often both! There’s a lot of time be stuck with just your own thoughts. It’s often said in ultras that the longer they go […]

Turn the stop sign green

I’ve been chatting to a few athletes recently about things like races, or FKTs and just generally doing running with a specific purpose. It’s been great. As events return and adventures get going again, it’s important we sharpen the other parts of our armoury that help us be successful.  One of the topics I have […]

The Great Stress Reliever

The last year and a bit has been, well, odd. The certainties of life have been torn asunder for many. The commute. The office. The gigs. The cafe visits. The nights out. Scores of things we take, or at least took, for granted were whipped away almost overnight in a race against infection. Yet, one […]

Book Review: In It For the Long Run by Damian Hall

If you want a book with lumpy bobbins, puns tea’d up (see what I did there!) and a story of midlife crisis runner finding their purpose laden with viciously funny vignettes then this is for you. And, if that book was to be inspiring and wholly relatable, as well as being filled with engaging stories […]


You’d be forgiven for think that REM wrote their classic hit Everybody Hurts about ultrarunning. I mean, lines like “when the day is long” and the “night is yours alone” reek of 100 mile+ races right? Then there’s the closing refrain: And everybody hurts sometimesSo hold on, hold onHold on, hold on, hold onHold on, […]

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Fife Coastal Path

There’s a chill in the air. The wind is coming from the north east. Gloves and arm sleeves are required or it’ll be cold digits and goosebumps ahoy. The only sounds bar our voices is the occasional car or truck, some varied birdsong and the tippy-tappy sound of a handful of blokes jumping up and […]

Be perspective

It is really easy to be dragged down when it comes to your running due to one bastard, evil, ne’er do well. That most heinous of characters. A thing so pervasive and so widespread that its existence cannot be wiped out, so our relationship with it must be managed. Yeah. You got it. Bloody NUMBERS! […]


Here we FKT go again

Races have been in short-supply. And then this past weekend there was two I could have done. The Centurion Track 100 in Kent, which I decided to withdraw from earlier in the year due to uncertainty on travel, lockdown and logistics. And then there was Pyllon Exposure, a devilish virtual race from the creative mind […]


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