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'To Win, First You Have To Lose – and then get pissed off.'

By Andy Mouncey, December 19, 2017
Unless you are a particularly stubborn so-and-so like me in which case you have to go through this cycle a number of times until you get REALLY REALLY pissed off – and have probably dragged your Significant Other kicking and screaming with you (sigh). It’s been 6 years since I pinned on a number in […]
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Have You Cleared Your Minefield?

By Andy Mouncey, November 22, 2017
There’s potential for explosion whenever A New & Cunning Plan meets Real Life for the first time. So if you don’t want to spend those first few weeks periodically picking the shrapnel out of your sensitive bits it makes sense to look ahead and do your due diligence before the fun and games begin in […]
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Follow Me

By Andy Mouncey, October 13, 2017
Across the stream and I’m into the last 200 yards before the gate – and the gate is where The Contract starts. I put the finishing touches to the warm up as the wind continues to blow me up the valley and the rain starts to pick up: 20 short fast paces focused on toe-off, […]
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Self Supported Adventures

By Andy Mouncey, September 15, 2017
Heading out for our first mountain hut experience. Dad and Number 1 Son on an overnight trip to Mosedale Cottage in the Lake District You don’t have to pay for the privilege of a race number to have an ultra-distance adventure. Sure, it’s easier to just rock up after someone else has done the donkey work for […]
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Ultrarunning: Paying The Price

By Andy Mouncey, July 25, 2017
You’ve probably noticed some of these symptoms already: • Feet wont win any beauty contests • Toenails either a nice shade of blue-black or absent without leave • And if you’ve come from a triathlon background you will no doubt be missing your biking quads, toned upper half and shaved legs Welcome to our world, […]
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