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2016 Autumn 100

Autumn 100 report (by the Boy Who Cried Wolf). Since picking up a knee injury at the Monarchs Way…

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2016 T184 Challenge

“You’re not very good at this race, are you Daddy?” stated my Daughter after the race… “No, I…

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2016 Endure 1250

I’m not sure how interesting this write up will be when I was essentially running 10 x 5 mile…

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2016 Monarchs Way Ultra

  The Monarchs Way race was a new event put on by Lindley Chambers of Challenge Running. The event…

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2012 Run 24 Event

2012 Endure 24

Wow, what a great weekend! I saw the Run 24 event advertised a few months ago and entered as I…

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2016 Thames Path 100

This was my fourth running of the Thames Path 100 having run the event in 2012, 2013 & 2014…

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2016 Thames Trot

Another year and another run at the Thames Trot. This is my typical early season (if you count these…

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2015 Spartathlon Race Report

“I marched down the high street towards the finish to the cheers and adulation of the crowd as the…

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2015 Ultra 12

Endure 12 (Photograph from Endure 12 Facebook Page) The Ultra 12/50 can be considered the ‘little…

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2015 Grand Union Canal Race

“It doesn’t get any easier does it?” mentions James Adams as we trudge along the grassy canal bank…

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2015 The Oner

The Oner is a coastal ultra comprising of three back to back marathons (around 80’ish miles in…

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2015 Thames Trot

It’s the start of February and once again I’m standing on the start line of the Thames Trot…

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2014 Winter 100

2014 Winter 100 event report

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2014 Longmynd Hike

The Long Mynd Hike is a 50-mile fell running/hiking event in Shropshire which sees competitor’s summit…

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2014 T184 Endurance Run

A race report of the inaugural T184 Endurance event which unfortunately I Did Not Finish.

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2014 North Downs Way 100

I’m feeling quite dejected after this event after my own lack of effort during the second half of the…

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2014 South Downs Way 100

Listening to the race briefing (Photo courtesy of Lisa Hewitt) The South Downs Way 100 is the second of…

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2014 Grand Union Canal Race

Well here we are again, after a fairly decent effort last year I hadn’t originally planned on running…

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2014 Thames Path 100

The Thames Path 100 was my main time focused race of the year as I wanted to have a crack…

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2014 South Downs Way 50

 I had entered Centurion Running’s South Downs Way 50 event at the last minute when some additional…

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2014 Thames Trot

The first weekend in February and its time for the Thames Trot, my annual early season run and a…

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2014 Winter Tanners

The Cadbury’s Milk Tray man. Picture Matt Dunn The Winter Tanners is a challenge walk or run of 20…

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2013 Caesars Camp

This race report is going to be a little different. I’m not going to focus too much on the race…

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2013 Stort 30

The Stort 30 is a 15 mile out and back run along the River Stort in Hertfordshire and is…

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2013 Spartathlon

Wednesday 25th September I arrived at London Heathrow a couple of hours before my scheduled lunchtime…

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2013 Ayot 50

The Ayot 50m was organised by James Elson of Centurion Running as a low key training type event for…

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2013 Thames Ring

The Thames Ring is a 248-mile race, which takes place over 5 days.  It was first run in 2009 and…

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2013 Grand Union Canal Race

Some of you may have read my pre-race blog post and will know this event was a key build up…

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2013 Ridgeway 40

The Ridgeway Walk is a 40-mile challenge walk along the ancient Ridgeway starting from Overton Hill in…

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2013 Compton Challenge

The Compton Challenge is a 20 or 40 mile run around the around the Compton countryside. The event is…

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2013 Thames Path 100

My first big event of the year after a couple of warm ups at the Thames Trot and St Peters…

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2013 St Peters Way Ultra

A bit of New Years training blues led to a late entry into the inaugural St Peters Way Ultra…

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2013 Thames Trot

The Thames Trot event is my traditional first event of the year and takes place starting from Oxford and…

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2012 Winter 100

The Winter 100 was a new event by Centurion Running and involves 4 x 25 mile out and back legs.…

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2012 Caesars Camp 100

This event first came to my attention about 18 months ago and it’s fair to say that the event…

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2012 Ridgeway Challenge

2012 Ridgeway Challenge

The Ridgeway Challenge is an 85 mile non stop trail run, which follows the Ridgeway National Trail from…

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2012 Offa’s Dyke Trail Run

Stouty and I undertook our final charity run last weekend, the plan was to cover the full 177 mile…

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2012 Compton 40 Challenge

Batman & Robin took part in the Compton Challenge which is an undulating off road run with a 20…

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2012 Thames Path 100

2012 Thames Path 100

Stouty and I took part in the Centurion Thames Path 100 mile run, this was going to be the second…

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2012 Thames Trot

2012 Thames Trot

Stouty and I took part in the Thames Trot race a (just under) 50 mile run from Oxford to Henley…

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2011 Brecon Beacons Ultra

Stouty and I took part in the 2011 Brecon Beacons Ultra organised by Likeys. We travelled to Talybont…

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2011 Ridgeway Challenge

2011 Ridgeway Challenge

I’d entered the Ridgeway 85 as my challenge event for the second half of 2011. Several things appealed…

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2011 Salisbury 54321

I took part in the Salisbury 54321 50k trail run with Stouty and Matt B (Fetch: Cheeky Conswala) who…

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2011 Shropshire Six Summits Hike

2011 Shropshire Six Summits Hike

Paul, Stu and Frank took part in the Six Shropshire Summit Hike, a 36 mile Hike over Six Summits…

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2011 Grand Union Canal Race

This is probably the longest blog I’ve written but I suppose it’s fitting for the longest running…

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2011 Ridgeway 40

I took part in the Ridgeway 40 event today which was organised by the Long Distance Walkers Association.…

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2011 Compton Downland Challenge

2011 Compton Downland Challenge

I took part in the Compton 40 Challenge run with Stouty and Sue (Fetch: Stouty & Capricorn) whilst…

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2011 Thames Trot

2011 Thames Trot

Myself, Stouty, Sue and Shane all took part in the Thames Trot race, a 50 mile run from The…

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2010 Druid Ultra

The Stouty and Ali show took part in the 2010 Druid Ultra event, an 83 mile run over 3 days…

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2010 Grand Union Canal Race

Firstly an admission, I don’t really enjoy running. So why was I lining up at the start of the…

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2010 Thames Trot

2010 Thames Trot

Paul Ali, Paul Stout and Shane Benzie completed the 2010 Thames Trot a 50 mile race from Oxford to…

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2009 Thames Trot

2009 Thames Trot

Paul Ali, Paul Stout and Shane Benzie took part in the Thames Trot a 50 mile ultra marathon from…

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2009 Thames Path Ultra

2009 Thames Path Ultra

Paul Ali and Paul Stout took part in the Thames Path Ultra which involved a 50 mile run from…