Running from Shadows

My Marathon des Sables . . . and beyond

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The Daffodil Dawdle 27

I love the LDWA Challenge off-road running (and walking) events: beats a road marathon any day. At every checkpoint, acres of Jaffa Cakes, biscuits, slices of Battenburg cake, peanut butter sandwiches, cheese and tomato sandwiches, flapjacks the size of wall-tiles, all available as you trot around glorious countryside! What more could you ask for?! Continue reading

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The first sore legs marathon of 2015: done

My first for 2015, and the first in over a year. With my two longest runs being a long, slow 15.6 miles a couple of weeks ago and the faster Caythorpe Dash a few weeks before that, what better test of current long-run endurance than this hilly beast in the Yorkshire Dales? Continue reading