This blog is about my running exploits.  In fact, what started out as a blog for my Marathon des Sables training in 2007, has now become my regular record of the ups and downs of my attempts to improve my ultramarathon running.


  • Gender: Male
  • Astrological Sign: Aries
  • Industry: Banking
  • Occupation: Development Manager
  • Location: Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom

About Me

British born and bred. Electronics training, software developer. Been through Defence, Telecoms and now Banking sectors carrying out a software development manager role.
Flown helicopters (PPl) in the past, but family of four now take up most time. Still need to keep fit by running though


  • Running
  • Helicopters
  • Music
  • Wine
  • Beer
  • Sailing
  • Snowboarding

Favourite Films

Favourite Music

  • Muse
  • Amy Winehouse
  • Norah Jones
  • Pink Floyd
  • R.E.M.
  • Queen
  • The Who
  • Classical
  • Jazz
  • Rock

Favourite Books

  • Iain M. Banks ‘Culture’ novels
  • Neal Stephenson Baroque Cycle – Quicksilver
  • The Confusion
  • The System of the World

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