If you have read my previous post you will know that on day six, I had to put an end to the Run Iceland 2018 adventure due to bad health. It was not an easy decision to make and I did not take it lightly at all, but sometimes there is nothing you can do … Continue reading Day Seven – The Rescue Operation
On the morning of day six I was surprised to find that I was feeling much better than when I had gone to bed the previous evening. Don’t get me wrong, I still felt exhausted, and very much like I didn’t want to get out of bed, but the pain in my head and my … Continue reading Day Six -Decision Time
On the morning of day five, following what can only be described as a miniature breakdown the evening before, I did something I didn’t know I could do, and actually got out of bed early. The beautiful weather we had been treated to since we arrived had its downsides. One of which was the fact … Continue reading Day Five – Tricked Into Running Across A Desert
We woke up on day four – our third day on the road – feeling (I think it is fair to say) a little worse for wear. We had been running for just two days, but we had completed over 50 miles and 6,000 ft of climbing, which it has to be said, is enough … Continue reading Day Four – Dalek Cairns, Potential Gosling Murder and an Emotional Breakdown
The spectacular campsite which we had found at the end of day one was no less spectacular on the morning of day two, and though we woke with tired legs and aching shoulders, the view from the tent was enough to put a smile on anyone’s face. Somehow, despite the numerous warnings of bad weather … Continue reading Day Three – A Serious Lack of Lake Monsters
Firstly, I want to just make it clear that I do not consider myself to be an expert on this. I am learning every day about what tends to work and what really doesn’t. I also find myself constantly making little changes to the way that I train – in the hope that when we … Continue reading How do you train for a trans-country run?
One thing which I learned very quickly when left on my own in Scandinavia was that I am – undoubtedly – a massive wimp when it comes to being alone anywhere when it is dark. Or even sometimes when it isn’t dark. During the run, I kept telling myself I would get braver as the … Continue reading ICELAND 2018 – THE TEAM