Like running an ultra without moving – A story about a brain tumour

Wednesday 25 May 17:06 - I was finishing work at home, looking forward to the marinated pork Chikako had made for dinner, when I felt a little lightheaded. I let Chikako know that I just needed to lie down for a moment. Some time later I awoke to find Chikako, our neighbour Aaron and two … Continue reading Like running an ultra without moving – A story about a brain tumour

UTA100 2021 – the non-runner edition

(I’m finally writing a few post-mortem blog posts about my UTA100 race in May 2021. This edition is for non-runners and those uninterested in pace, equipment, strange food or offended by frequent course descriptions and full-frontal bodily functions.) The steep bits only look vertical because they are Why 100km? What is the appeal of running … Continue reading UTA100 2021 – the non-runner edition

UTA 50 – Part 3 – Gearing up!

(To paraphrase Eddy Merckx, "Don't buy upgrades; run up grades." I followed that advice... to some extent.) Sponsorship offers welcome (but highly unlikely) Gear change There was nothing wrong with my gear in 2018. Everything fitted in the 12 litre Kathmandu vest pack, everything worked. But over time and through experience and stuff wearing out … Continue reading UTA 50 – Part 3 – Gearing up!