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Lianyungang International Marathon 2017

The most significant factor effecting my performance at the 2017 Lianyungang Xu Wei International Marathon would be the harsh north wind. It made me push out too fast at the start and slowed me right down during the tough middle … Continue reading

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Bicycle camping in Taiwan, Day 5: Guanshan to Hualien

This would be our best day’s cycling yet. Over 100km. Across the tropic of Cancer and out of the rift valley to Hualien on the coast. Moving day and night in the rain to get to the city before catching … Continue reading

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20th Hong Kong International Marathon 2016

There’s no place in the world like Hong Kong. It’s the closest you’ll get to Blade Runner without actually travelling into the future. Formerly a possession of the British Empire, passed back to China in 1997, the place is an … Continue reading

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Leicester Marathon 2015

Leicester is a city slap bang in the middle of England about halfway between London and Liverpool, famous for Garry Lineker, Walkers Crisps and Leicester City Football Club. Back in season 2015/16 Leicester City would go on to lift the … Continue reading

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Bicycle camping in Taiwan, Day 4: Binmao to Guanshan.

On the fourth day cycling in Taiwan we’d cycle out of Binmao and head north along the coast to Taitung and inland along the rift valley as far as Guanshan. A fairly flat and easy cycle past rice paddies and … Continue reading

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Bicycle camping in Taiwan, Day 3: Pingtung County to Minmao

Tuesday was the third day of our Taiwan cycling adventure. This would take us 400 meters high up into the mountains then right back down to sea level before cycling north along the coast and up a river valley to … Continue reading

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Bicycle Camping in Taiwan, Day 2: Fengang to Pingtung County

On our second day of cycling we’d travel further down the west coast of the island to the southernmost tip and overland to the west coast at Pingtung county. This would be a long hard ride over some tough terrain … Continue reading

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