Trail Del Cinghiale 86km D+ 5000m

  I signed up for this race right after running the SDW100 in June. In the final part of this race my pacer told me I wasn’t going to have enough points to qualify for the UTMB as they raised the bar to 9 points instead of the usual 7. I had completed several 2 […]

South Downs Way 100 Miles

The Petzl South Downs Way 100 race is one of the biggest events organised by the Centurion Running team. The race starts in Winchester and ends in Eastbourne running over the entire 100 miles of the SDW.   I’m not sure what I’m going to write after 3 months from crossing the finish line in Easbourne […]

South Downs Way 50 mile

  The Centurion South Downs Way 50 run is a race that covers half of the total extent of the famous South England trail. The race starts just above Worthing, it quickly connects to the SDW trail and follows it’s route until it ends in Eastbourne. It’s an undulating trail made up of big rolling […]

The Pilgrim Challenge

  The Pilgrim Challenge has been on my list for a couple years. Last year a stress fracture stopped me from running it just a week before the race, so this time I made sure to be well trained and ready to go. It’s a 2 day race which sees its competitors run 50k along […]

Running hat with clear visor

  Here’s a quick review of a running hat I’ve really learned to like: Decathlon’s translucent rain cap   All decathlon writes about this hat is “protecting and insulating RUNNERS in wet weather! protect yourself from rain getting in your eyes”

Toe socks? Yes please!

  Socks can be an important part of your running kit, just as shoes or clothes may be. So I wasn’t surprised when recently I noticed my running socks where well worn out and many of them had holes. As I was looking on the net for some new sock ideas I found Jonathan’s idea of […]

Why I didn’t choose a GPS watch

  For a few years now I’ve been tempted to get myself a GPS watch to log my runs. Every time I go online to check out the new devices and their features I always end up thinking that the setup I’ve been using these last years is the best for myself. When I go […]

Running hydration vest: Ultimate Direction SJ vs Salomon Hydro 5L

As the distance of my runs increased I have been looking for better running packs/vests and/or hydration systems that would allow bringing with me the mandatory kits for most of 50/100 miles ultra runs. I ended up trying two of the best vests on the market: the Ultimate Direction SJ 2.0 and the Salomon S-Lab Hydro […]

Reviews

Of course I will periodically do reviews of running shoes, clothing, hydration systems, torches and more… this will be a fundamental part of the site