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Seeing The Badass First & The Regular Ass Second


I know I’m not the only one with a terrible #raceface. There are plenty of us who specialise in turning a truly stunning shade of beetroot over the course of a race, regardless of external temperature. I can guarantee that as I cross the finish line, I am glowing like a radioactive Rudolph running on duracel extra. It sucks. Yep. Beetroot. And then there are the rest of the photos, the ones that make us look like we’re suffering horribly doing these things we claim to love. Absolutely busting a gut to chase down the person ahead, crack a few … Read More

Race Report: The Adrenalin Rush

The BEST burger I've ever eaten. Probably.

Date: 12th April 2015 Where: Richmond, Yorkshire What: 9km of trails & 1km of The Krypton Factor Assault Course The Adrenalin Rush wasn’t Team Victorious Secret’s first choice of OCR for this particular date, I’ll be honest. We were initially going to take part in The Suffering which was unfortunately cancelled a couple of weeks before. Reluctant as usual to take rest days, we found a substitute that was a good price and seemed to offer some good terrain. Richmond isn’t really in Yorkshire. Well, technically perhaps it is, but it felt like the arse-end of the M1, just beyond … Read More

Run Report – George Fisher, Run with Ricky


Date: 28th February Who: George Fisher  What: 10k-ish Trail Run led by Ricky Lightfoot My first “Run Report” – as opposed to race! George Fisher have organised group runs every few months over the last year or so, in partnership with Salomon Running sponsored local athlete Ricky Lightfoot.  I love the Lake District, if you hadn’t guessed that already! It’s where I grew up, and where I’ll always have a bit of space to call home at my parents house. Escaping Leeds, as much as I love the city that has become my home since, is great, and to be able to … Read More

2014 – Secret Plans and Clever Tricks


I’ve had this post saved as a draft for a while now… I had this seed of an idea back at the beginning of December that I wanted to keep kinda secret, hence not publishing it until now. Having thought about it, it wasn’t that I wanted it to be a secret, what’s the point in that?! It was that I didn’t want to shout about it if I wasn’t going to succeed. Well, for 2015, I’m gonna say: fuck THAT. What do you learn by keeping your failures a secret? I can’t think of anything good. So, here we … Read More

Race Report: The Great Yorkshire Pieathlon


Date: 14th December Who: Team OA What: 6k of trails and pie I honestly can’t remember how I happened upon the pieathlon, but I do remember the immediate sense of awe and wonder at the sound of it. Pie and running? Why, yes please! Pre-race training? Well… I was hoping that my natural skills in being able to scoff a whole lot more food than strictly natural for a human of my size would pay off. The pre-race email itself was marvellous in itself… We have a baggage area in the cafe, please don’t leave valuable pie in it as … Read More

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