I would love to do that but I can’t because of X.

I hear this a lot, I mean an awful lot. So I want to address it, though I am a bit worried about sounding preachy so bare with me here.   I want you think about the thing that you want to do, really think about it. Think about why you want to do it, …

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Foot exercises for barefoot running

Last week I gave a very basic outline of how to get started with barefoot running, in this I mentioned that foot and calf strengthening is a good idea. Now you could just google “foot strengthening exercises” – as I did a year ago – but there are a lot of sites and a lot …

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How to start with barefoot running.

The warm weather is back, and with it come the influx of people suddenly showing an interest in barefoot running. So I though I’d write a bit on how to safely give running unshod ago. I think a lot of people start too quickly or get injured early on and so give up before they …

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Virtual Endure24 – I am attempting to run 100 miles in 24 hours.

  My next fundraising event is coming up!   Next event was meant to be Endure24 in July, this is a 24 hour lapped race where you just keep gong to get as many mile in as you can. Obviously, this has been cancelled, but the organisers are putting on a virtual version on the …

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Coast2Coast Barefoot in 2021

This year was going to be the year that I was going to tick off one of the top items on my bucket list – the Coast to Coast. I started planning this last year, deciding that I would do it unsupported and barefoot, wild camping along the way. I hadn’t gotten as far as …

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Offroad barefoot running and #MatchTheMiles .

This week I’ve been doing a challenge called #MatchTheMIles and decided to do it purely barefoot as a bit of a self-imposed challenge. I also decided to venture off the roads and on to a few local woodland trails.   I’ve avoided being pure barefoot off road un until now. Which, when you think about …

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Just because we can doesn’t mean that we should.

Here in England the rules of lockdown changed today, we are now allowed “unlimited exercise” and to travel for said exercise. Great right? We can now go wherever we want, I’ve seen cried of “freedom” on social media and heard people planning all sorts of day trips to all the corners of England (because point …

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