Norseman camp review

My 10 days in Norway was in the end both an incredible experience and productive. Going in to it injured I was delighted to be able to train hard and recover getting in some key run sessions I doubted I could. I have trained on the entire course from Eidfjord to Gaustatoppen and can confirm…

Norseman camp Day 5

Norway is truly a spectacular place. Today I crossed from Rjukan to Eidfjord across the Hardangervidda and the changes are dramatic. The forest clad valleys in the east gave way to the barren Hardangervidda reminiscent of Scotland. However when you start to descend in to Eidfjord it is jaw dropping. Steep rocky banks cut by…

Norseman camp Day 1

Day 1 of my solo Norseman camp is done and I’m feeling better than I have in some weeks. Norway is a beautiful, inspirational place to visit and even more so to train. We finished filming for the video about four weeks ago and since then a lot has happened. Like most things worth doing,…

Race your age? Age of peak performance in different events

(Fauja Singh world record holder for marathon in the over 90 age group) Observational reports in sports from triathlon and running report that athletes of different ages win over different distance. This report, Tracking Career Performance of Successful Triathletes, looked at individuals finishing in top positions on the ITU triathlon circuit. It reports that performance…

Foot posture and Injury risk

An interesting article in the BJSM reports “Foot pronation is not associated with increased injury risk in novice runners wearing a neutral shoe“. This 12 month observational study looked at differences injury rates between runners with a neutral foot posture and those that pronate or supinate. This basically means how much your foot rolls in…

A different challenge: ötillö 2014

ÖTILLÖ – The Swimrun World Championship “Ranked as one of the toughest endurance races in the world” Monday, September 1st 2014 I often take inspiration thinking about my grandfather who flew aircraft during the Battle of Britain. He was often describe as a very brave man which is no doubt the case. He was eventually…