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UTMB-challenge-race-review-my-race-kit 05/12/2017

Ultra Trail Mont Blanc Race Recap

Race report by Colin Barnes (race date 29th – 31st August 2014). Photos courtesy of Rebecca Lynch (world class UTMB crew to Mark Lynch). A wet start It was 16:30 in the afternoon and the clouds were thickening. They were looming above us, dark grey, and seemed to be heading in the direction we were going to run. This was no surprise at all as it had been predicted by the weather reports but I had hoped they were wrong. Alas not! It had been 3.5 years since I was... Read More

clif-bar-10-peaks-challenge-race-review-my-race-kit 05/12/2017

Clif Bar 10 Peaks Brecons Beacons Ultra Recap

Race Report by Elisabet Barnes (race date 6th September 2014) About Clif Bar 10 Peaks 10 Peaks was created in August 2009 by Paul Smith to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and as a legacy for his father, John, who lost his battle with cancer shortly before his 62nd birthday. The event has grown and in the first three years has raised over £80,000 for Macmillan. The Clif Bar 10 Peaks events are designed to challenge even the toughest competitors, combining ultra distance running/ hiking with some of the UK’s... Read More

GUCR Race Review Ultra Marathon 05/12/2017

Grand Union Canal Race – A Crew Perspective

Written by: Peter Karaiskos. Crewing for Elisabet & Colin together with Stephanie Simpson and helped by Mark Kleanthous during the night hours. Having chatted to Colin & Elisabet about the race I volunteered to crew! After a few dropouts and illnesses, I was going to be one of three including Steph Simpson & Mark Kleanthous who would be buddying from Milton Keynes We put a race plan together, loaded up the van and were off up the M1 to Birmingham. On the way up, Colin informed me he was struggling to... Read More


Happy Feet Happy Running!

Mark Kleanthous has been running for more than 30 years. He ran in the first London marathon in 1981, has crossed the finish line in more than 1,050 races including 75 marathons, and has covered more than 52,500 miles. Not bad considering his first experience of competition was finishing last in a schoolboy cross country race! He has learnt the hard way and has written this information to help you look after your feet when preparing for races like the Marathon Des Sables. Your feet need to be in tip-top... Read More