July 31, 2020

Falling: Reflections on Risk

I fell 4 metres and hit the rocky ledge below. I was lucky. I got away with an acute fracture of my L1 vertebra. It has provided an opportunity to rethink how I approach risk and be stronger going forward.

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June 14, 2020

The 7 Hills of Edinburgh - A covid-considered adventure

Starting my 29th year with a covid-considered adventure, running the 7 Hills of Edinburgh.

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June 5, 2020

Whiteness in the outdoors

This post marks the start of a journey of coming to terms with my own privilege and beginning of a long-term strategy to affect change. I acknowledge that I will make mistakes along the way, but I want to be open and honest from the off.

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April 5, 2020

Positivity is contagious

Life as we know it has been thrown into the blender, is being spun around a good deal, and it just keeps on getting faster. How we cope with the new normal will be different for each of us, but a challenge we all share is how to maintain positivity [...]

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March 16, 2020

Training for the Lavaredo Ultra

15 weeks to go before the Lavaredo Ultra, a 120km race in the Dolomites with over 5,800m of elevation gain. Here’s how I’m training for it.

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February 3, 2020

Adventure Resolutions for 2020

Adventure Resolutions for 2020 (admittedly a bit belated).

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December 25, 2019

Responsible outdoor gear (part two)

How to make responsible consumption decisions when purchasing outdoor gear (part two).

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December 16, 2019

You never know unless you try

Sometimes the conditions look bleak and the forecast disparaging, but you don’t truly know what it’s like unless you try, and experience it first hand.

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November 22, 2019

Responsible outdoor gear (part one)

How to make responsible consumption decisions when purchasing outdoor gear (part one).

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August 14, 2019

Sierre-Zinal: a schooling in greatness

On the radar If you’re into trail running, you’ll have heard about Sierre-Zinal. This year marked the 46th edition of […]

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July 4, 2019

The North-West Highlands

Before I start waxing lyrical about why the North-West Highlands is one of the most spectacularly beautiful places in the […]

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June 3, 2019

My experience completing the Bob Graham Round

On Saturday 25th May at 01:00 I set off from Moot Hall to attempt the Bob Graham Round. 23 hours 34 minutes later I arrived back, having been supported by Chris Stainthorpe, Jeff Roberts, Iain Embrey, Robin Sanderson, [...]

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April 29, 2019

How NOT to run a marathon

Yesterday I ran the Shakespeare marathon. At all stages in the build up, as well as during the race, I did everything contrary to the perceived wisdom for optimal marathon performance. Here’s what happened.

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April 22, 2019

Exercise-induced insomnia

Coming home from a weekend recce of legs 3-5 of the Bob Graham Round I felt exhausted, but couldn’t sleep. Here’s why.

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February 28, 2019

Getting into Scottish Winter

Thoughts on what I’ve learned so far this winter in Scotland. There are still 5 winter weekends left!

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February 6, 2019

Winter climbing in Costa Blanca

Winter climbing fuelled by easy peelers in sunny Costa Blanca. The first trip of many to this accessible, affordable and varied climbing hotspot.

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January 14, 2019

Running the ‘Titans’ of Jutland in Denmark

A micro adventure summiting and running between the highest points in Jutland, Denmark

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January 1, 2019

Adventure Resolutions for 2019

Adventure Revolutions for 2019

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