Giving Back by Running for a Cause

17 days to the start of the 2016 Grand to Grand Ultra … We all run for a reason. Some have the talent to win races and break records, while others aim to get fit or achieve personal milestones. Some also use their running, regardless of distance or speed, to support good causes, help those in... Continue Reading →

Atacama Crossing 2015 – Stage Six

10 October 2016 The Atacama Crossing 2015 in Chile is done and dusted. I finished the 250km race in 40h24, in 26th position overall. The Atacama Crossing forms part of Racing the Planet’s 4 Desert Series, named by TIME magazine as one of the Top 10 Endurance Competitions in the world. Having already completed the other... Continue Reading →

Atacama Crossing 2015 – Stage Five

9 October 2015 Greetings from Camp 6 at the end of stage 5 The Long March is done and dusted – 75km in 12hours. It was a long day in a very strong wind, mostly blowing straight in our faces. The terrain covered everything the Atacama has to offer – water/swamp within the first 5km,... Continue Reading →

Atacama Crossing 2015 – Stage Three

6 October 2015 Greetings from Camp 4 at the end of Stage 3. If yesterday was tough, today was just brutal. Ryan and I needed 7h35 to complete 39.9km. We passed 20km under 3 hours, but thereafter it was just a long slog over salt mushrooms, “crusty ploughed mud”, sandy plains, slate rocks, up and... Continue Reading →

Atacama Crossing 2015 – Stage Two

5 October 2015 Greetings from Camp 3 at the end of Stage 2. A brutal day in the Atacama Desert. Ryan Hill and I took 7 hours to complete the 44km stage. But we finished joined 23/24thwhich is not too bad. The course was a mixed bag of everything the Atacama has to offer -... Continue Reading →

Atacama Crossing 2015 – Stage One

4 October 2015 Greetings from Camp 2 at the end of Stage 1 of the 2015 Atacama Crossing in Chile. Stage 1 is done and dusted. Ryan Hill and I finished the 37km first stage together in 4h47, joined 14/15th position. However, before I tell you more about today's run, I would like say happy... Continue Reading →

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