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Who the hell am I racing against?

In the second in a series of very self-indulgent posts this weekend (sorry!) I want to answer the questions: who am I competing with? Who am I measuring myself with? Who am I racing against? Watching the best of the best I watched the the women’s World Triathlon Series race that took place in Hyde [...]

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Book & talk about ‘Faster: The Obsession, Science and Luck Behind the World’s Fastest Cyclists’ by Michael Hutchinson

Running is such a simple sport. The common wisdom is that all you need is a pair of shoes and enough functional clothing for the weather / legal requirements of the place you are running in. Some even argue that you don’t need shoes. Or clothes. But that is also, perhaps, one of the downsides [...]

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What lies beyond the edge of running – My #AdventureList

At freestak we have recently started working with Berghaus on a campaign that will be hitting magazines and computer screens near you soon. Now that we are part of the Berghaus team, we have been included in a few things that this great British brand have been organising. One of the big ones this year [...]

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Peau de what? Trying ski-touring for the first time and loving it!

Peau de what? Trying ski-touring for the first time and loving it!

I love the idea of adventure and new endurance sports. I love pushing myself as hard as I can physically. And I love the mountains. So ever since I heard about ski-touring, I have wanted to have a go. For Christmas this year, Mrs. F. and I went to Switzerland and found ourselves for a [...]

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Look and Learn for adventurous types: Nick Parks event at Berghaus

Look and Learn for adventurous types: Nick Parks event at Berghaus

My life definitely has running at its core. But it is not the be-all-and-end-all. I also really love doing other endurance-type stuff when I get the chance (which sadly is never often enough). I love hiking, fast-packing, climbing, cross-country skiing… anything that involves strenuous exercise really! But as much as I love doing stuff myself, [...]

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ITU World Championships Triathlon race review: Guest post from Kawai Chung

After the extremely popular guest blog that Kawai wrote about his fantastic race at the ITU World Duathlon Champs, he has kindly put finger to keyboard – in amongst scoffing cake – to write up his experiences of racing for Hong Kong in the ITU Triathlon World Champs. This is a riveting read, so grab [...]

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ITU World Aquathlon Championships race – a guest post from Kawai Chung

Kawai – known as Kaz to most – is a great friend, former captain of my running club, the Mornington Chasers, and an all round wonderful chap. So I can forgive him for turning his back on running and being lured by the attractions of multi-sport! Kaz is a hard-working and talented athlete who qualified [...]

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not running: a new category

This blog is about running and specifically about two things: me trying to find out how good I can be as a runner hopefully helping and inspiring a few people to be the best runner they can be So why have I added a category of posts entitled ‘not running’. This is not going to [...]

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