I did wonder

I’ve always wondered what I looked like when working (I haven’t). My weekend clients duly obliged. Fun day. A bit damp.

Climbing starts

I’m mainly about the running nowadays but I still enjoy taking people out on to the cliffs. Here’s my first day of the season on the ever reliable Wintours.

How to run an ultra marathon Part 9 – mix it up

Treading the same route can be effective for comparing performance but if you want to run an ultra for the first time you will no doubt be training for some time. This means you’ve got to stay motivated. Motivated enough to get out of bed at 5:30am, drive somewhere and run from cold. This messes…

Who says Mountains and Physios don’t mix?

I had a fantastic few days in the hills with friends and colleagues walking, running, scrambling (occasionally falling off but that was planned). I spent two days working with fellow mountain professionals (Instructors, Leaders and Guides) on movement; walking but also scrambling, climbing and ‘short-roping’ – this is where we (guides) protect clients from falling…

It’s just a job

Sometimes I tell myself this. Sometimes I use this line to explain to lovely wife why I have to spend time in the mountains. For the last 6 days I’ve been in the mountains everyday. Practicing skills and learning new things. There’s a phrase; “if you’re the strongest person in the room, you’re in the…

My favorite gym

Here in Langdale, Harrison Stickle, above the clouds with old mate Sal. Couldn’t be better

How to run an Ultra marathon Part 8 – get the right equipment

My last long distance run was two months ago (about 20 miles) and I carried all my gear in a lightweight rucsac which has served me well over the years for day walls and long bike rides. However, when running this translates to a lot of momentum on your back throwing you left and right…

How to run an ultra marathon Part 7 – get a buddy

Running long distance is a great chance to reflect and think; the Zen like peace that can be achieved is a good feeling. But, as those miles creep up, especially in training you need support. Logistically apart from anything else. It also helps with motivation. I’ve done no long runs for two months so it’s…

What’s the difference between an NHS physio and a private physio

This could be an article, broad in scope; chlorinated chicken, Virgin suing the NHS, Grenfell, to name only a few of my current bugbears – but I’ll keep it limited to private physiotherapy practice. This is the first in a series of articles looking at the bigger picture Fundamentally, we’re all the same. A room,…

Chiropractic and osteopathy – how do they work?

It’s fair to say I’ve been doing some research recently into practices that I use. Chiro and osteo have crept into my bag of tricks and I like using them and people like receiving them but if any of my patients feel this is all they are getting then feel free to ‘out’ me in…