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The Ramblings of an endurance runner

By: Chris | March 28, 2015

What a week can do to a man. After such a good first test on my journey to the DBR at the Brecon Beacons Ultra 45 7 days later I find myself 1.25 miles into a run eating dirt. I’d set off on a 20 miler for the weekend and had left before sunrise so that I’d impact the family less; i.e., Laura would spend less time chasing around after the two boys on her own and I’d get to maximise my time with all three of them whilst they were awake. I did try to run this off for a bit, but decided to retreat for some RICE. So my 20 miles turned into just under 3.


Some of you may be wondering why/ how I thought continuing to run would be a good idea, so I suppose I should explain. tweaking ankles is a bit of an occupational hazard to the fell/trail runne...

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By: Chris | March 28, 2015

Well, hello world as they say, or hello Mum and Dad if I’m being realistic! I thought I’d give blogging a go as I have recently embarked upon a journey which will hopefully lead me to Carreg Cennen Castle in South Wales. It’s not about treasure hunt and I’m not the new Anneka Rice, but it is about ultra running and it is about attempting one of the hardest stage races on the planet.


I can’t remember where I first saw that the Dragon’s Back Race was being put on again, but I knew I wanted to be apart of it straight away. I first read about the Dragon’s Back Race (DBR) in Richard Askwith’s classic book   ‘Feet in the Clouds’   which charts his obsession with the completion of the   Bob Graham Round   (BGR).In the book he recounts ...

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