Running from Shadows

My Marathon des Sables . . . and beyond


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Is it hot in the desert?

I had to laugh. The 30th edition of the Marathon des Sables finished yesterday and with it Sir Ranulph Fiennes’ successful completion to become the oldest Brit at 71 years of age to finish this gruelling race. So what was so funny? Continue reading


A Rude Awakening In Pendle’s Shadow

I’ve been bumbling along at idle speed for a few weeks now: 2-3 gym schedules per week with a few PowerHour sessions on the treadmill (they hurt!) and fast 3 mile runs also on the treadmill (they hurt too!). I’m not yet fully back on the training cycle so it’s been a case of slowly building back up to some passing nod to being fit before I restart with a vengeance! Continue reading