Day 0 London Gatwick Airport to Barcelona Unboxing my bike at Barcelona airport, my heart almost sank when I saw my front tyre completely flat. I remembered I had a patched inner tube in there, so I grabbed the spare one I took with me. Which was also a patched inner! Spent the next 2… Continue reading Pyrenees solo
How to get through an injury and come out mentally & physically stronger You’re training for a race or an expedition. Things are going well; fitness where it should be, finally got your diet dialled in, managing to juggle work and training and got all your kit ready. You’re ticking off the days on your… Continue reading How to get trough an injury
Why you should spend the weekend in the Peak District.. 1. It’s closer than you think. For Londoners: Get yourself out of bed early enough on a Saturday and you can reach the beautiful south side of the Peaks like the Dovedale Nature Reserve in less than 3 hours by car. If you don’t drive… Continue reading Why you should spend the weekend in the Peak District..
Super summer As summer was approaching I planned for a different climbing experience but I simply can’t complain. It all started when my Land Rover broke down half an hour down the M25 as we were driving towards Dover, the gateway of 2.5 weeks of fun in Switzerland in France. As we were being towed… Continue reading Super summer
8 days at the High Altitude Training Centre,Iten We were half way through our 13km morning run on the dirt road when we met a group of Kenyans running the opposite way, on this section up the hill. They looked strong, determined and focused. I looked at my watch; we’ve only covered 5km and the… Continue reading 8 days at the High Altitude Training Centre, Iten
And the smile is back on your face… By now I’ve learnt that after each expedition I need to give my body some time to recover. Usually I am so shattered from the climb and lack of food on the mountain that once I’ve landed and sorted out my gear, washed my expedition clothes I… Continue reading And the smile is back on the face…