Author Archives: The Determined Runner

A decent start to the year.

Well that’s January over with & thankfully after an age of building up the miles & mixing up the training, it looks like the running’s going well (touch wood!). After a super gradual 2017, 2018’s plans of getting outside loads … Continue reading

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‘To reach my end goal, i need to reassess my short term goal’

.Well it’s been a year since i last blogged on here & about 21 months since i picked up an injury that was to last far longer than i ever expected! A quick zoom back in time & how the … Continue reading

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Here’s for a hopeful April

The start of February started promisingly with 20 miles for the 1st week followed by 30 a week for the next couple of weeks, i was thinking that the slow building of miles was going to lead into ‘normal running’ … Continue reading

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January 2016

After having been laid off with two torn tendons for the 2nd half of 2015, January has been about getting out again, forget times, just get out. Thankfully it’s meant more runs with Jake than ever before & we’ve been … Continue reading

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#UTMB CCC (Courmayeur, Champex, Chamonix) 2015

As previously mentioned, training had been non existent due to an injury in the lead up to this race. I can confirm that a 2 mile run through Chamonix on the Tuesday before the race is surprisingly enough not the … Continue reading

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The Road to Chamonix

Two weeks to go before the CCC, my A race of the year & a lot hinging on it. My foot seems to be getting better at an incredibly slow rate! It’s been the most frustrating experience i’ve had since i … Continue reading

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North Face Ultra MT Review

The 1st things that came to mind when I tried on the new Ultra MT’s were – Protection, Stiff Sole, Tough Upper, Steep Muddy Terrain & a roomy fit with a generous toe box. I’ve only been for a handful … Continue reading

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Highland Fling 2015

I’d had a good solid start to the year’s training, getting in more miles/time on feet/elevation than last year & with the fact that i’d done the Fling last year meant i was fairly confident i could get a PB. … Continue reading

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CCC (Courmayeur Champex Chamonix)

  THE NORTH FACE® ULTRA-TRAIL DU MONT-BLANC – CCC   Two years of training & it was finally here. I’d managed to train as hard as i could for this race & could only hope it was enough, as i’d … Continue reading

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