It has been 6 weeks since I returned home after completing only 1 week of an epic 7-month endurance challenge to run across Europe. I know, that’s a pretty monumental fail, but that week shuffling through Spain may in fact have turned into one of the most significant weeks of my life, in a very good way!
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The Silk Road Mountain Race No 1 was not only a challenge for the body and mind, but also for my equipment choices. In the 14 days of racing, we endured temperatures of more than +40 Celsius in the day and as low as -12 Celsius at night.
This week there is an exciting new ultra-distance race taking place, and I am thrilled that my partner Lee and I have been given two of the 100 coveted places on the start line.
Outside the wind was a noisy, malicious presence, violently shaking the tent as it raged about at speeds in excess of 140km/h. But it wasn’t the wind that I was worried about – it was the snow.
What’s the strangest chat up line you’ve ever heard? Mine was during a summer holiday in the French Alps aged 27, and went something like “would you ski with me to the North Pole”?
Why Girona for a road cycling trip? There is a disproportional number of pro cyclists (nearly 100) living in the small Spanish city of Girona. This alone should be conformation that its a great place to come and ride… but to spell it out; quiet roads, great tarmac, courteous drivers that are used to cyclists,