Blown away by the 2018 Mourne Mountain Marathon

‘800 grams?’ I asked. ‘Are you sure it’s 800 grams?’ Paul messaged me back, confirming its weight. His proposed tent for our Mourne Mountain Marathon race indeed weighed less than a kilo. My laser competition tent that we used last year was 1.2 kg, and that was considered super-light. But no, Paul wanted to shave … Continue reading Blown away by the 2018 Mourne Mountain Marathon

Running Hard Blog Tour – Book Review

I’m very pleased to be part of the blog tour for Steve Chilton’s book Running Hard: the story of a rivalry, which is published in paperback on Thursday 19th October. Nothing can compare to the sight of top-class fell runners in full flight. It is impossible to describe the way they bound mid-race down rock-strewn … Continue reading Running Hard Blog Tour – Book Review

The Marvellous Mamturks

“Now if you want proper mountains, then we need to head to Connemara”. Andrew had suggested going to the west of Ireland way back in 2007. Having led group walks around there for years whilst based in Galway, he knew that Connemara had real mountains made of rock and cliffs and proper stuff. This makes … Continue reading The Marvellous Mamturks