Bipolar FAQ Video


Frequently Asked Questions About Bipolar Disorder – Video I filmed and published this video a while ago but forgot to add to this site. I asked my Facebook friends what questions they would like to ask someone who is bipolar (I’m bipolar 2 and rapid cycle FYI). I cover things like what it’s like, when … Read more

My Pet Hate At Running Races


AKA “Does it take a huge amount of effort to thank someone?” Yes I’m a grump old sod but this is driving me crazy. With the exception of ultra-marathons, at every race I’ve done recently I see a large number of runners not bother to thank marshalls and other volunteers. Now I get that when you’re … Read more

10 Reasons You’re Lame & Useless For DNF’ing An Ultra


So you DNFd (Did Not Finish) an ultra marathon did you? You put all that time and effort into training and you failed. Here are ten reasons you suck: You don’t suck You don’t suck You don’t suck You don’t suck You don’t suck You don’t suck You don’t suck You don’t suck You don’t … Read more

The #1 Thing You Should Do After A Race Or Event

What's Next

Once you’ve finished that big event, whatever it may have been (first 5k, first 100 miler, a PB, or something nothing to do with running) and the buzz and kudos has faded, it leaves you with a big gap and a risk of being de-motivated. You dedicated all those hours to training, you pushed yourself, you … Read more

Annoying Questions & Comments About Being Vegan

Annoying questions about being vegan

Where do you get your protein from? Why are you vegan? Don’t you miss cheese? Don’t you miss bacon? Are you a strict vegan? But what about [x food]? But what would you do if [insert ludicrous hypothetical situation} But what about [insert something they’re trying to ‘catch you out on’ here] So you can’t … Read more

10 Reasons I Love Ultra Running

Boxhill Steps

I’ve been running for over a decade now and I’ve been training for ultra races for nearing two. Whilst I’m still new at ultra marathon races (7) I’m now a full on convert to them, with little to no urge now to run ‘normal’ road races. To many, that may seem strange – why would … Read more

Country2Capital Ultra 2016

Country2Capital Medal

Shamefully I haven’t posted for over a year. During that time I’ve achieved some great stuff with my running and become a much more confident Ultra runner. Here’s an honest summary of the good and the bad. I’ll split into posts – this one covers the C2C Ultra. Country2Capital 45miler (January) Time: 7 Hours 38 Seconds … Read more

London2Brighton Challenge Ultra 100k 2015

TLDR: On Saturday 23 May 2015, I ran 100k, taking part in Action Challenge’s London2Brighton 100k Ultra Marathon and Walk. I raised over £1,000 for the mental health charity Mind. I ate a lot. I drank a lot. I hurt a lot. I met some amazing people. I had a great time. I had an … Read more

10 Life Lessons Retired Greyhounds Can Teach Us

Billy The Greyhound Flying

1) Sometimes you just have to get stuck in to get what you want from life. 2) Things that seem big and scary aren’t always scary once you get up close. 3) Take responsibility for stuff you’ve done. It’s best to own up, admit you were wrong and do your best to fix it. Rather … Read more

10 Things I Learned Running In 2014

10 Things I Learned About Running & Racing In 2014 Originally posted on my old site in 2014 Like a hilly training run, I very much had my share of ups and downs  in 2014 during my running and racing. Whilst I was resting my knee recently, I’ve been reviewing my year that was 2014 … Read more