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The South Downs Way Book

Yesterday I started to work up the notes that I made whilst walking the South Downs Way last year. Actually, the walk took in far more than that but the Way was the start of it. I quite like the notes, made whilst in my tent each evening, and probably will just leave them as they are, more or less. It won’t be a widely published book, probably one of those online ‘Blurb’ or ‘Lulu’ books, that exist online but only in the real world if people buy them. It’s…

Progress

The running is getting better. It’s been 2 weeks since I started up again. Towards the end of December, when I hadn’t been running for nearly 2 months, I started to feel my age. I had pains in my stomach, and back, for no discernible reason. The sort of pains that make you think something is wrong internally. One pain was just where I had my hernia operation, so naturally I began to think if I’d done something to strain the old injury. Another was where I had my spleen…

Getting Back to Running, or Starting Afresh; Don’t give up

It’s a hard job getting fit. Wether you’re trying to regain fitness (as I am after two months of doing nothing but eating richly and drinking deeply) or starting from scratch, the first few weeks can be demoralizing. Lucky for me I’ve gone through this process many times before so I know what’s coming to me, but I write this for those who may not know and need a little help to keep them going. I know, for instance, that for the next few weeks any running I do will…

The Great South Run

The 25th Great South Run took place on 26th October, 2014. The Trek and Run team was supported during this event by; Gore Running Wear - http://www.goreapparel.co.uk/ Airia Running Shoes - http://www.airiarunning.com/ Push Nutrition - http://www.pushnutrition.eu Garmin Action Cameras - https://buy.garmin.com/en-GB/GB/outdoor/action-cameras/virb-elite/prod119594.html First of all, here’s a film made whilst running to give you an idea of both course and atmosphere. Part 1 by Dave Wise We were excited about taking part in this Great South Run. Totally, totally excited. Apart from the fact that it’s always an honour to run in the same race as so many thousands…

The London Royal Parks Foundation 50km Ultra Event

The London Royal Parks Ultra took place on Sunday 12th October, 2014. The Trek and Run team took part, here’s our report. Dave was supported during the race by; Gore Running Wear – Gore making brilliant running kit, well worth checking out - http://www.goreapparel.co.uk/ Columbia Sportswear – Columbia made the training shoes I wore - http://www.columbiasportswear.co.uk/ Push Nutrition – Clean running energy gels - http://www.pushnutrition.eu/ Garmin Action Cameras – Dave used the Garmin Virb Elite camera to film the event - https://buy.garmin.com/en-GB/GB/outdoor/action-cameras/virb-elite/prod119594.html First of all, here’s a short film to give you an idea of the…

The Ikano Robin Hood Nottingham Marathon, 2014

The Trek and Run team took part in this marathon on 28 September, 2014. Dave was supported during the race by; Gore Running Wear – Gore making brilliant running kit, well worth checking out - http://www.goreapparel.co.uk/ Airia Running Shoes - http://www.airiarunning.com/ Push Nutrition – Clean running energy gels - http://www.pushnutrition.eu Garmin Action Cameras – Dave used the Garmin Virb Elite camera to film the event - https://buy.garmin.com/en-GB/GB/outdoor/action-cameras/virb-elite/prod119594.html Here’s a short film to give you an idea of the course. Part 1 by Dave Wise I had heard that Nottingham was a fast, flat course. Not as flat…

The Royal Parks Foundation 50km Ultra

Here’s the film and review of the London Parks 50km Ultra me and Tony Scudder did at the weekend. It’s me rambling til about 7 minutes then I catch Tony up and then we encounter some deer in Bushy Park, which was perhaps the best bit of the race – http://yoursay.trekandrun.com/2014/10/13/the-london-parks-foundation-50km-ultra-event/ or you can just watch the film here;

A Swimming Masterclass, and more, at Chelsea Health Club

Recently we visited Chelsea Health club, just down from Fulham Broadway Tube station and right next to Stamford Bridge stadium, to check out a few new additions to their fitness suite and also to take a swimming class with Adam Walker, the first Brit to swim seven of the hardest and deadliest channels in the world. I was particularly looking forward to the swim class. I’d heard about Adam and his impressive achievements (such as swimming from Spain to Morocco and back in one go, taking on the hardest currents in…

The Brighton Marathon, 2014

The 2014 Brighton Marathon took place on 6th April. Below is our review of the race. Trek and Run were supported during the event by Hi Tec – http://www.hi-tec.com/ Tom Tom – http://www.tomtom.com/ Robens Tents & Sleeping Bags – http://www.robens.de/ and Garmin – http://www.garmin.com/ First of all, here’s a film we made on the day, it’ll give you an idea of what to expect from the route and the event. We made Brighton in 90 minutes on the morning of the race, the roads leading in from Kent and London…

Tough Mudder West London 2014

Below is our review of the race. Trek and Run were supported during the event by Merrell – http://www.merrell.com/UK/en Spiro – http://spiroactivewear.com/ Robens Tents & Sleeping Bags – http://www.robens.de/ and Garmin – http://www.garmin.com/  First of all, here’s a film we made on the day, it’ll give you an idea of what to expect from the route and the event. Part 1, by Dave Wise These obstacle races are getting more and more popular. To give you an idea of just how quickly they are catching on, there have been 1.3…