Sometimes there is a race that you have to do. Over recent years my challenges have been more self planned and not focussed on racing but going beyond what I thought I could do. When the opportunity to take part in the Scottish Islands Peaks Race (SIPR) came about though I knew I couldn’t pass it up.… Read More Scottish Islands Peaks Race Report
Training has continued for the Inspire30 challenge and has been going really well. This time last year I was battling a real lack of motivation and exhaustion; this year is a completely different tale. Working with Ben at Squadron PT I get a few ideas and new sessions to try each week – it keeps… Read More Quality and Quantity Training
Training for the Inspire 30 continues to go well although this week has been a bit of a shocker due to work. Luckily it coincided with a rest week so while I was going to reduce my training load I didn’t plan on doing almost nothing – a heavy workload and some much needed revision… Read More Educating Yates
I have changed the domain address for the Inspire 30 Challenge; please use: https://theinspire30challenge.wordpress.com/ That will now take you there and apologies for any confusion!!
Last November I decided that I was ready for another challenge after my exploits on the Ugly 10. I have thought a lot about the Ugly 10 since it was completed. I knew I would miss it; miss the spirit of a challenge and also the team work and camaraderie that goes with something like… Read More The Inspire 30 Challenge
Christmas and New Year were great. They rounded off 2016 which in the end for me personally saw a great year. The Deca was completed, money raised for the Army Benevolent Fund, and I completed one of my jobs, leaving me with more time to concentrate on some new ideas and challenges. So now for… Read More New Year, New Challenge (TBA)
Things are quiet at the moment, which is good. After a very hectic 2016 it is good finally to start slowing down. Base training is properly underway and at the moment I am really enjoying the training. Looking for ways to make it more fun I have entered into a virtual competition with Brutal Triple… Read More Happy Christmas, happy training!
I thought I had got my training mojo back a few weeks ago however it was just teasing me and it has been a bit of a start and stop experience but now definitely started. I am in the process of leaving one of the jobs I have and keen not to leave behind problems… Read More Stop and Start, Stall and Start Again
So finally after a few weeks I am back on the training cycle (and run and swim) and glad to be there. A few weeks ago I think it all caught up with me and I felt very tired and I couldn’t motivate myself to get back into it. On reflection I think that was… Read More The Journey Continues.
Last week I had the privilege of supporting Claire Smith as she recced the course at Eton Dorney for the Deca UK Race that Brutal Events will be running next year in October. Claire intended to complete the course herself whilst proving the route and confirming the logistics for the event. Claire will be writing… Read More Deca UK Recce