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Lord Hill 50k

I really had to drag myself out of bed for this one. Battling a head cold, and feeling absolutely rotten I supped on a comforting Lemsip type thing before heading to bed early. With best intentions I prepped and laid out my race gear, but in all honesty I wasn’t doing a very good job […]

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2015 Fort Ebey Kettles Trail Run – 20 miler

A day spent strapped into a car making a 200 mile round trip in order to run 20 miles on some leafy trails away from home seems a little dubious, crazy even. The journey has deterred me from making this pilgrimage before. However, this year I was looking for a good long trail race to bolster […]

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Western WA Fat Ass 25k (2015)

Looping through the woods following a merry trail of Christmas decorations provides an invigorating start to the New Year. Traditionally covertly held the first Saturday in January the Western Washington Fat Ass clings to the playful festive spirit of the holidays a little longer and brings PNW trail runners together to run off the excesses […]

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Deception Pass 2014

Deception Pass 25k

Last year’s Deception Pass race was a study in misery. I was stubbornly attempting to run the 50k while poorly with what eventually got diagnosed as pneumonia. A crescendoing pain in my shoulder from a grumpy fracture and a quarrelsome collarbone plate gnawed and snarled at me as I ran. The inability to carry a […]

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Alta Lake

While the kids and I were enjoying ourselves in the UK, poor Bill had his lonely summer sucked up by working long hours weekday and weekends. With a final stretch of school holiday to savour I suggested he take a couple hard earned days off and we give the summer a last hoorah. “Let’s go […]

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