Beware of the Hype

I always have an issue when organisations boast they are the “greatest” or “best”. The Lakeland 100 claims to be the best ultra race in the world. What do the organisers of the UTMB say about that? London Marathon claims to be the greatest marathon in the world. Based on what? According to who? Because … More Beware of the Hype

Like a Jewel in the Sun- Barcelona Trail Marathon

Freddie Mercury was right, and it is a beautiful horizon too. But for me the attraction of Barcelona lies in the hills and mountains that surround the city, and on Saturday 25th March the small village of Begues was the setting for the Ultra Trail Barcelona (UTBCN). Comprising of races ranging from kids to 100k there was … More Like a Jewel in the Sun- Barcelona Trail Marathon