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Monday Morning Motivation: Rory Bosio

Rory Bosio

This morning’s motivation is brought to you courtesy of ultrarunner Rory Bosio. Rory is an American athlete who specialises in ultra-trail runs. She won the 2013 and 2014 editions of Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc and the Lavaredo Ultra-Trail in 2014. She ran her first 1-mile race at the age of 8 and in Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Rhythm

© Ron Braselton. Joe Grant stands atop 14,275-foot Torreys Peak

We may call Joe Grant a “runner guy,” but honestly, those words fail to give a true notion of what he actually does. Joe Grant heads into the mountains for a lot more than running. What he finds out there, high among the craggy peaks, is what he likes to Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation: Fastest Known Times

Fastest Known Time website logo

If you’re not feeling the love for road races this summer, then how about trying to achieve some fastest known times? You don’t need to tackle a mountain or long-distance trail, you could just aim for your own Strava segment. From humble grassroots beginnings in the 1990s, the activity (and Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – Run forever

Nicky Spinks

In 2016, the inspirational Nicky Spinks made fell running history by becoming the fastest person to run a Double Bob Graham Round. The 49-year-old cancer-survivor marked 10 years post-diagnosis by running the 132-mile Lake District route. It includes around 54,000ft of ascent. Nicky did it in a time of 45 Read more…


Monday Morning Motivation – Kilian Jornet

Kilian Jornet

This video of Kilian Jornet made me say ‘wow’. If it doesn’t make you want to go out for a run, then I’m not sure what will! There’s an interesting article about here: Kilian Jornet: the world’s best ultrarunner. What do you think?


Heartbreaker Half Marathon

Heartbreaker bib and medal

The first time I ran the Heartbreaker Half Marathon (14 miles) was in February 2012. The course changed slightly in 2012 to remove a downhill start and move the turnaround point, so that it is now 13.1 miles and not almost 14 miles, however, that hasn’t affected my time very Read more…


Embrace Sports Algarve Triathlon Holiday – Day 3

Group photo taken before the woodland trail run

I woke early on Monday morning, although it was nice to know that we had a relatively late start. I felt mixed emotions about what we would be doing: a trail run. Looking back to January I knew that the trail run consisted of 5-mile loops. Each runner could choose Read more…