I first heard about ‘The Quad’ during my first month in Canada and decided that it would be cool to try to do it. However, back then, the four mountains making up the Quad were covered in deep snow making any attempts to summit them impossible - so I was blissfully unaware of the challenge… Continue reading The Canmore Quad: 2 legs, 4 peaks and a good bunch of friends
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Back in September last year, my friend and teammate Svenja got a job in Calgary, Canada. The more she was telling me about the Alberta region and the Canadian Rockies, the more I wanted to go there too! My initial plan was to go and spend a year in New Zealand but she had planted… Continue reading A month in heaven – The Canadian Rockies
At the end of last year, I decided to go and move to New Zealand and so alongside buying my flight tickets, I also signed up for the first edition of the Tarawera Ultra 100miles. However, in January I changed my mind and decided that I would only go there for the race. The Tarawera… Continue reading Tarawera Endurance Run 100miles
Long distance runner Svenja and I had been talking about going on a running adventure together for a while, so as she is leaving for Canada soon and I am heading to NZ, we decided it was time to make it happen. It didn’t take us very long to agree on a destination as we… Continue reading Running the GR221 – Majorca
At the end of November, after spending two months in London, I decided it was time to go back to the mountains! Morocco seemed to be the perfect place to go; only a three and a half hour flight away, fairly cheap, and some big mountains! A few days later, I landed in Marrakech where… Continue reading The Atlas Mountains
My trip to Morocco was pretty special to me as I had gone through a bit of a hard time after my DNF at UTMB. Dropping out during the race wasn’t something I had prepared myself for. I had to drop out after 110k due to pain in my trachea, I couldn’t breathe properly anymore… Continue reading Post UTMB DNF depression