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The Fellsman 2024

A new obsession is born. The Fellsman. https://fellsman.org.uk/ The Background I first heard about this event very early in my own trail and ultra running journey. A few people I knew in the Southwest community had done it and on the 2018…

UTI by UTS (by UTMB) 13th May 2023

Last weekend I travelled to Wales to take part in the Ultra Trail Snowdonia (UTS) race.  UTS is one of the “By UTMB” races, and as the only UTMB qualifier in the UK it is a pretty big event. If you are not familiar with the UTMB…

Paul’s report on Charlie Ramsay Round

Prologue It all started with sightseeing the Charlie Ramsay Round with Saki and supporting Natalie on her Ramsay Round attempt in 2020. Since then, Ramsay Round was something in back of my mind - a challenge I fancied as it involved a long…
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Skye Trail Ultra

It's very dark, sometime around 2am, I guess. Rain is falling steadily, as it has for most of the day. Alan and I are making our way along the narrow, rutted path toward Boreraig on the final long leg of the Skye Trail Ultra. Less than 24…
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Lakes In A Day – 50 miles, 4000m, from the top to the bottom of the Lake District

“Soak upyour surroundings as you travel from Caldbeck, on the northern edge of the Lakes, to Cartmel, in the south.” I’m not sure that the Lakes In A Day race organiser intended this to taken literally when they posted it on the front…
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West Highland Way in a Day (and a half)

Do you want to run the whole West Highland Way? Errr, yeah, why not.  Ive run 35 miles before. Once. So Im sure it will be fine. A few weeks later I find myself in Milngavie at midnight outside a lively night club. The inebriated locals…
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Highland Fling 2017

The day started like most others... Aron set about eating or something while lefty and I admired each other. After weeks of cycling we were both looking strong but lean... ready for a run.  Aron took us up to some train station... can't…
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Born to Run Ultra Marathon

A few folks will know that I ran the 2013 Caballo Blanco Ultra Marathon out in Urique Mexico last year (Aye, the one in the book). One of the original Mas Loco a wonderful guy called Luis Escobar organises a weekend festival which includes a…
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Tiree Ultra (half) 2016

Tiree Ultra 2016 I'll let you all know now, I only did the half. For various reasons but mainly that I was keen to just have a good enjoyable weekend without any stressing about preparing and not drinking and that. Not to mention the full 35…
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Transylvanian Bear Race

Phew ...couple of weeks ago ma girl Katie and myself went out to run the Transylvanian Bear Race over in Romania. In contrast to the increasingly busy and over managed ultra scene that seems in to be in online freefall here in the UK, it was…