Tag: ultra running

Why I quit work to go running

Why I quit work to go running

I’ve quit my job. Never mind that I have three kids under the age of seven to support and I’m fast approaching 40 and still live in rented accommodation, I felt that I had to do it. So I’ve left the security of a job I enjoy, monthly paydays, a pension, paid expenses, IT support, Christmas parties with free bars…

Stuff I learned running 66 miles

Watch where you poo… & other stuff I learned running 66 miles

The other weekend I ran my first official ultra marathon, around the Isle of Wight, just off the south coast of England. It took me about 19 hours to complete one 66 mile circuit of the island’s beautiful coastal path. That’s a lot longer than I’d hoped for, mainly because of the extra time it took at rest stops to…

Eight weeks to go: This isn’t a sprint, it’s an ultra marathon 

It turns out I’m not the only one who’s ever wondered if it’s possible to comfortably run a marathon. At the weekend, a runner got in a touch after Googling that same question (see her comment at the bottom of last week’s post). I’m just sorry I couldn’t give her a concrete answer. But it got me thinking. If comfort…