Age: Born in 1978.
Personal Information: Married, with a daughter (6yrs) and son (3yrs).
Interests: Running – anything from Parkrun to XC to Marathons, and longer. Audax – ElliptiGO long distance rides.
Sporting Background: Started running in 2003. First marathon in 2006 and sub 3hrs in 2013. Took up ultra-running in 2010 and have never looked back – well until the ElliptiGO came along, I suppose! Bought the ElliptiGO in late 2010, to help me train for ultras, which it has done with great effect. Completed two dream races in 2013 – Western States 100 in California and Ultra Trail Mt Blanc (UTMB) in France.
Why I’m doing PBP 2015: As an ultra-runner it seemed natural to want to push the distance on the ElliptiGO too. It’s such a fantastic machine that allows you to cover great distances pain free because of its low impact nature. After completing the Mille Cymru 1000k ride around Wales in 2014 on my ElliptiGO this gave me my first real taste of multi-day riding. PBP is the ultimate multi-day ride and I’m immensely looking forward to the challenge that lies ahead – both in training and in the ride itself. And to share this adventure with like-minded people will be something very special indeed.
Something most people don’t know about me: I fell down a mountain (hillside!) when I was very young, whilst on a family walk (my parents heads were turned at the time). I was saved by a tree half way down that stopped me from falling to my early death! Perhaps a little dramatic – but its a story told again and again by my parents that’s grown and its kind of stuck in my head. I actually probably just tripped and fell 5ft! lol.
Perhaps more of a quote, but I love it:
“Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming — WOW– What a Ride!”
Other: My Blog and my PBP 2015 training programme.
My PBP 2015 Results:
|Contrôle||Km||Temps||Passage||Moyenne tronçon||Moyenne Totale|
|VILLAINES||221||12:15||17/08 05:32||18 km/h||18 km/h|
|FOUGERES||310||17:58||17/08 11:15||15.5 km/h||17.2 km/h|
|TINTENIAC||364||21:21||17/08 14:38||15.9 km/h||17 km/h|
|LOUDEAC||449||26:02||17/08 19:19||18.1 km/h||17.2 km/h|
|CARHAIX||525||34:37||18/08 03:54||8.8 km/h||15.1 km/h|
|BREST||618||41:59||18/08 11:16||12.6 km/h||14.7 km/h|
|CARHAIX||703||47:47||18/08 17:04||14.6 km/h||14.7 km/h|
|LOUDEAC||782||52:43||18/08 22:00||16 km/h||14.8 km/h|
|VILLAINES||1009||72:36||19/08 17:53||14.1 km/h||13.8 km/h|
|MORTAGNE||1090||78:11||19/08 23:28||14.5 km/h||13.9 km/h|
|DREUX||1165||83:12||20/08 04:29||14.9 km/h||14 km/h|
|FINISH||1230||87:28||20/08 08:45||15.2 km/h||14 km/h|