Steyning Stinger – Half Marathon – 2016

6th March 2016 It is cold and grey with hail pounding heavily against the window as I write this on the afternoon of the Steyning Stinger but this morning conditions couldn’t have been more perfect for the event. It was cold but the sun was out and there was just a gentle breeze. Underfoot it […]

South West Coast Path – Combe Martin to Ilfracombe

I have posted this walk upside down and haven’t a clue how to swap it around. It will make more sense if you start on Day One and work your way through chronologically. Sorry about that! 26th January 2016 Day 4 Combe Martin to Ilfracombe This was just a short walk as we needed to get […]

South West Coast Path – Lynmouth to Combe Martin

26th January 2016 Day 3 Lynmouth to Combe Martin We had breakfast at 09:00 which was a bit late. By the time we were on the road it was probably after 10:00. Today the tail end of the great storm that struck the East Coast of America was due to hit Britain. It was raining […]

South West Coast Path Day Two Porlock to Lynton

25th January 2016 Day 2 Porlock to Lynton The walk to Lynton was only a little longer at about 14 miles but don’t forget these are hilly miles. Just outside Porlock you walk through the romantic creations of Lord Lovelace. Strange castilated towers and arches were constructed to emulate the gardens he had seen in […]

South West Coast Path – Minehead to Porlock

24th January 2016 Minehead to Porlock After the Louis Vuitton mast job in Paris and the London Boat Show I needed a bit of a breather and decided to go on a long distance walk. Being mid-January I ruled out anything that could be halted by bad weather and plumped for an old favourite – […]

Marlow Half Marathon 2015

1st November 2015 I needed to enter a race before the busy season at Arthur Beale takes over my life. The last time I entered the Marlow Half it was badly flooded. This time it was dry but foggy and rather warm at about 14 degrees. The sun managed to burst through the fog on […]

South Downs Way

H 10th and 11th October 2015 Sumara is now ashore and work at Arthur Beale will soon be manic so this weekend was to be the last weekend break before Christmas. We choose the South Downs Way because it is within easy reach of London and seemed strange that we hadn’t walked any of it […]

Eastbourne Half Marathon

Eastbourne 1st March 2015 I know, I know, it was meant to be the Steyning Stinger, my favourite Hilly Half but sadly the application forms posted in December came flying back through the door last week with “insufficient postage” plastered over it. The Steyning Stinger was full and Eastbourne had places and so Eastbourne it […]

Windsor Triathlon

15th June 2014 This was an on/off event for me. My crunchy arm had prevented me from swimming and there was so much going on that it all seemed very doubtful that I would make it to the start line. However, three weeks ago I decided to go for it and booked myself some swimming […]

Steyning Stinger – Half Marathon – 2014

2nd March 2014 Grit, Pen, Anthony (Alex), Paul and Alasdair This was the Half Marathon that I had been waiting for. I’ve run it once before and loved it. It is virtually all trials and pretty hilly being based around the South Downs. The first time I ran it, the “Stinger” was pretty dry under […]