Category Archives: Ultra

LEJoG – A French run?

The easing of lockdown restrictions around the country, leaves many of us hoping for the return of racing. We all wait with baited breath for the first race which will go ahead and in what format. For others though, the easing has meant they can now take on a large scale challenge. Sabrina Verjee and […]

Pendle Way In A Day Ultra

Pendle Way marker

Pendle Way In A Day. It was some day. There was mud à plenty. Hills and inclines seemed more prevalent the descents and downhills. And wind. Wind, no matter what direction you faced it seemed it was a headwind. A constant companion for the 40-odd miles of the way. Now I say “40-odd”, as this […]

Lancashire In A Day

Pendle Way In A Day I woke up at Dan’s crib this morning, having had a wee bunk down in Black Betty’s bed. A very comfortable slumber was had. Hope Betty doesn’t mind me stinking it out and leaving half my coat behind in it! Road trip time for some more Lancashire…Whatever the heck that […]

Wee Yin Goes West Highland

The Dream Come True For me toeing the start of the 95 mile West Highland Way Race wasn’t just a dream come true, it was nothing short of a miracle having come through severe upsets in life leading to nearly losing my life less than 4 years ago and at best the prospect of being in a […]

A real Howler of a weekend!

West Pennine - Darwen Tower

The Howler Series Running friends, Angela and Dan, first brought the Jackal Half Marathon in the West Pennine from The Howler Series to my attention in March last year. Tales of hills, mud and deep bogs over a 13.1 mile route on which it seemed easy to get lost (they both did!). Sounds right up […]

Wooler Trail Marathon – the winter crown jewel

Wooler tshirt and medal

  A Winter Wonderland Wooler was a winter wonderland in 2016. Temperatures plummeted, freezing Siberian winds blasted, visibility dropped, hair froze, and beards had icicles! Not to mention this “marathon” was over 28 miles in length with about 5000ft of ascent. By far the most challenging race I’ve ever competed in. And I would be […]

Nine marathons in eight months

Marathons, marathons and more marathons…

A serious runner?

Jed logo A serious runner

I’m an ultra runner. I can safely say that now, I’ve done a few and I enjoy them. “You must be a really serious runner” folk comment. Well they obviously know nothing of Jedburgh Three Peaks Ultra – possibly the least serious race on the Scottish (maybe UK) calendar. With a brand new tag line […]