Confessions of an Ultra Runner’s wife

'Behind every successful man is a proud wife and a surprised mother-in-law' - Hubert H. Humphrey If you read this blog often (and if not why no not?!) you'll be well acquainted by with husband Dave by now. And you'll you know that he's bestowed upon family Newman the knowledge of the crazy world of ultra … Continue reading Confessions of an Ultra Runner’s wife

Ultra Dave’s Ultra Diary – From the Wall to Endurun24

If you just go out there and run 100 miles, it breaks down a lot of barriers in terms of self-imposed limitations' - Dean Karnazes Guest Blog by my lovely hubby, talking about the latest challenge he's undertaking: I guess I've been running since my early twenties. At university I would run a few miles … Continue reading Ultra Dave’s Ultra Diary – From the Wall to Endurun24

You Shoulda Seen Us Gannin’ – Blaydon Race 2015

'There are so many things in life that divide us, that separate us and tear us apart, be it race, religion, creed, socioeconomic level, nationality or any variety of other factors. But running is something that we all share in common' - Dean Karnazes Twas the 9th of June and time for the annual Blaydon Race, … Continue reading You Shoulda Seen Us Gannin’ – Blaydon Race 2015

The 10K Every Day Challenge

'Many athletes are seeking new and novel ways of pushing their limits, and the challenge of running back-to-back races is certainly one way to test the boundaries' - Dean Karnazes It only takes a second to look at my 5'4 dumpy frame (of which only about 1ft is made up of legs) to know that I … Continue reading The 10K Every Day Challenge

The Perfect February Weekend

'Weekends are special even if your schedule is all over the place. Something tells you the weekend has arrived and you can indulge yourself a bit' - Helen Mirren I feel like life's on a bit of a conveyor belt at the moment, just a constant loop of work, weekend, work, weekend etc. It's still … Continue reading The Perfect February Weekend

Ultra Dave’s Ultra Diary – The Wall

'It's very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit' - Dr George Sheehan 69 miles. Some little facts about 69 miles; it’s the distance between a degree … Continue reading Ultra Dave’s Ultra Diary – The Wall