Race Day Mistakes

From my experience of racing (i.e. running and obstacle races) I have noted a number of mistakes.  Because I am not perfect, I have even done a few myself: Drinking the night before This might seem an obvious mistake, but at nearly every obstacle race I have seen someone do this. I find this surprising … Continue reading Race Day Mistakes

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The Spartan Manchester Double

As part of my race calendar I set myself the challenge of running the Spartan Trifecta this year. This means that I am required to run: The Spartan Sprint (Approx 6km) The Spartan Super (Approx 12km) The Spartan Beast (Approx 20km) The Sprint and Super Races The first of my two races (Sprint and Super) … Continue reading The Spartan Manchester Double

Simplify your goals – Do, Doing and Done

I admit, I probably enjoy planning my goals a bit too much.  Sometimes I feel like I do too much planning and need to just get on with it. So I welcome ways that make planning goals easier. Working in project management I handle plans daily.  I see GANTT charts that detail a projects progress … Continue reading Simplify your goals – Do, Doing and Done

Hey ho, let’s go… insane at Badass Mudder

Hey ho, let's go... insane at Badass Mudder:  On a very hot, humid Saturday morning my friend Tom and I took part in the Badass Mudder obstacle race at the River Lune, Lancaster. We crashed over at friends, so had a pleasant 30 minutes drive through the country.  When we saw the Badass sign with … Continue reading Hey ho, let’s go… insane at Badass Mudder

What should I bring to an Obstacle Race?

What should I bring to an Obstacle race? You've come up with training circuits in the gym, you've run - a lot and you've even taken part in boot camps.  What else can you do? On Saturday I will be taking part in Badass Mudder.  It seems so long since my first Obstacle Race - … Continue reading What should I bring to an Obstacle Race?

Major Series North Review

On Sunday I took part in the Major Series, in the Northern heat in Wetherby.  The weather was sunny, although very windy, so it got cold quick if you weren't moving. This was my second obstacle race, with Spartan being my first.  The distance was more than the Spartan, being between 10-12km. There was an … Continue reading Major Series North Review