I thought I would put together a little list of stuff that I like and think, quite frankly, is completely brilliant! It may be useful to you, or it may not but here it is anyway!!
Well the ONLY place to go is www.likeys.com For running/adventure racing/triathlon clothing and equipment I don’t think a better place could exist. It is run by a barking mad couple, Martin and Sue, based over in the Brecon Beacons, who have run a whole variety of extreme ultra marathons and offer exceptionally sound and honest advice about what kit is needed. I would most definitely not feel as secure with all my kit choices as I do if it weren’t for these two Welsh lovelies! Thank you!!
In need of treatment?
I would recommend a visit to www.completehealthclinic.com which is a lovely practise based in Clevedon who offer Chiropractic treatment, physiotherapy and other holistic treatments such as aromatherapy. Thank you Chris!
Like a good read?
Just a Little Run Around the World
By Rosie Swale-Pope is absolutely incredible. What an inspiration. Reading this book has given me a renewed determination heading towards my goal, whilst keeping perspective
of what I am doing. I will think of Rosie and her brilliant thoughts a lot in the desert. Her
relentless positivity in the face of extreme situations, is truly remarkable. Thank you Rosie!
Feet in the Clouds: A Tale of Fell-Running and Obsession
By Richard Askwith is also a very powerful read. For me this completely highlighted the importance of mental strength and self-belief to achieve what is at the edge of your own capabilities. Without them, things largely remain out of reach. I know I can’t let my thoughts spiral into a negative place at any point of the event for too long. If this starts to happen I will burst into song, or think that I could be attempting the Bob Graham Round where you have no choice but to push to your extreeme limits for 24 hours solid!
Running Beyond Limits
By Andy Murray. Although I’m only half way through this I know it makes my list of books I think are great about ultra running. A lovely man from Scotland running from Scotland to the Sahara! He also weaves in tales of many other crazy events he has done and gives an interesting perspective on these. He also participated in Martin and Sue Like’s 6633 Ultra that covers 350 self-sufficient miles through the arctic! I look forward to that chapter!