Atacama Crossing – What’s in the bag?

Greetings from San Pedro in Chile. Only three days to go before the start of the 2015 Atacama Crossing. Competitors in multi-day, self-sufficient, footraces face many challenges. These include the weather, sand, injuries, blisters, tiredness, thirst, lack of comfort and privacy, etc. But there is one challenge which ultimately could make or break your race... Continue Reading →

Countdown to Atacama Crossing – 5 weeks to go

Today marks the five-week countdown to my next desert running challenge – the Atacama Crossing - a 250km race from 4-10 October 2015 in the Atacama Desert in Chile. I have done many multi-stage desert races in recent years, but preparing for any new race remains a challenging process which requires much dedication and sacrifices.... Continue Reading →

Reflections on my run for ONE

It is 10 days since the finish of the Ultra Africa Race in Burkina Faso. I have completed many challenging desert, multi-stage races in recent years, but never has it taken this long to recover.My feet became badly blistered from the second day onwards as a result of the intense heat and roughness of the... Continue Reading →

My Run for ONE

The 213 km Africa Ultra Race starts tomorrow morning in Banfora, Burkina Faso.This will be my fifth major international multi-stage / desert race, and the fourth in Africa.I am really excited about the race, not only to test myself in hot, challenging conditions and the distance which I have to complete, but also about the... Continue Reading →

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