Endurance Life Gower 2017

Gower ultra.  Saturday 11th November - After packing our bags, filling our water and getting an energy bar down, Scott and I set off to register for the Endurance Life Gower Ultra Marathon. Waiting in line the wind was picking up and it wasn't looking too promising. Scott got in the pre race espresso’s from... Continue Reading →

4 Tips For Overcoming Failure 

We have all failed at some point in life. We have to remember failure is not fatal. Here is my 4 tips to overcome failure. "Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success. I've met people... Continue Reading →

Rees Take On Life.

Your Life is your life, it is what you make of it. You have chances and you need to take them while you have the opportunity to do so. If you are going to try go all the way but make time for everything and everyone.  Before fatherhood I had all the time in the... Continue Reading →

In search of coffee

Beanberry coffee, Kingston. This place is awesome. It’s definitely for the coffee nerd that wants to have a choice in the coffee and the brewing process.  First thing that got my attention was the list of beans, from single origin to seasonal blends. You know it’s going to be good when you see that.  Second... Continue Reading →

Why am I doing this? 

I'd like to raise as much money as possible for JDRF, a type 1 diabetes research foundation. They help people cope with type 1 and improve their lives. Also for Alexander Devine Children's Hospice Service who help support children with life-limiting and life-threatening conditions – and their families – throughout the Berkshire area. I chose... Continue Reading →

5 Key Benefits To Running

I know you know there's benefits to running, so here's 5 key ones for you to remember! 1 - You Just Need A Pair Of Trainers (to start with) Thats it, a pair of trainers, who doesn't have a pair? Get them on and get out. One of the cheapest, easiest forms of exercise and... Continue Reading →

Becoming a DAD!

Friday 13th 11.54 an 8 pound 6 ounce change in my life happened. Alex and I had a little baby girl, Imogen Florence Hopkins. It was the most amazing experience and hard to put into words. I knew she was upon us at some point that week so I couldn't go off too far on... Continue Reading →

  Tamp Culture…

Ever find yourself running out of coffee?  I started this blog with the intention of logging my journey into ultra running and helping people find a way to get motivated to run. If I can help motivate just one person then my job here is done. As the title of my blog suggests, I'm a... Continue Reading →

3 Myths About Running

We've heard them all or even said them ourselves, so heres my 3 myths about running. Runners don't need to strength train -  In fact strength training will help your running. By strengthening the muscles used in running, we can improve performance, look better and reduce the risk of injury. I’ve put together a basic... Continue Reading →

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