Just like Gary Lineker I like a good goal, and this year I’ve got one very good goal – to finish the UTMB. It’s my ultimate race, I’ve worked up to it over 4 years, serving my apprenticeship running the CCC and TDS and doing increasingly hilly and long races and now I’m finally doing the big one.

When I got my place in the race I decided I was going to do everything I possibly could to give myself the best chance of completing it, short of chucking my job in and moving to the Alps, which was ruled out quite quickly on account of strangely not having amassed a huge personal fortune while working in publishing. I made a big decision to try something I’ve always wanted to try – I got a coach.

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