New website

Happy Sunday evening people. Exciting news! Going forward this site will now be called Sharp Edge Adventures. I will still talk about all things fitness but I will be specifically looking to get on more adventures in the mountains and lowlands of the UK. As you know, I am training for my Mountain Leader Award and…

Anytime Fitness Tooting

For the past year I’ve been paying an extortionate amount for gym membership at Virgin Active. You might remember my post from this time last year (you probably won’t!) when I bit the bullet and joined the gym for the first time in a long while. In retrospect I am glad I did. Whilst I…

Pyrenees 2015 – Gavarnie and Le Taillon

As I mentioned previously, this summer we spent a couple of days relaxing in the French Pyrenees. We were visiting friends in Barcelona and thought it would be nice to spend a few days in the mountains seeing as we were so close. A mere 2 hours drive away from Andorra and it’s surrounding national…

Snowdonia – November 2015

Somewhere between Storm Barney and Storm Clodagh I took a trip to Snowdonia. What the hell kind of name is Clodagh anyway!? The previous weekend had seen the first heavy snow in North Wales and on the Sunday had seen blue skies and some absolutely magestic photos popping up on my Facebook feed. The weekend…

What happened!?

Time is a funny thing. Somehow it has been 4 months since my last post. A lot has happened in that time. I quit my job and started working for the BBC. It’s another office job which as you know is not my number one choice but it is in West London. So slightly closer…

South Downs – 2 Day Trip

Evening folks. What a great trip. 2 beautiful days on the south downs soaking up the sun (and rain) drinking some beer and seeing a multitude of farmyard animals. 60 kilometres of ups and downs and hour upon hour of soulful ambling along the south downs way. I have so many photos and have managed to…

Running with an Injury – Runner’s Knee

As you know my knee has been pretty annoying since I battered it through a marathon in mid June. Since then it has been slowly getting better and my lack of running in July really helped. Last night I did my first full 5k in a time of 23:16. This was 16 seconds off my…

South Downs Way – 2 Day Route Plan

I have Monday and Tuesday off next week. Originally we were hoping to go away camping by the coast somewhere but finances and my girlfriend’s work commitments has meant that it isn’t really possible. However, I still have 2 days off so have decided to go for a 2 day solo trip to the south downs….

1 week hiking in the Scottish Highlands

Ok so it’s a bit late but I have finally got round to writing about our week in the Scottish Highlands. Only 1 month after we went so it’s not too bad! I blame the lack of my phone which got smashed on the last day. It’s been getting fixed for 3 weeks and only…

Cardio Exercise with Runner’s Knee – Rowing

So since my last whiny post I have been looking for ways to keep my fitness level up without impacting my runner’s knee. Basically I am looking for something that is low impact, which also really gets the heart rate pumping. The main options I have been looking at are swimming, cycling, the elliptical and rowing. Last night I…

I can’t run

I can’t run. I’m injured. It’s one month since my first marathon and my knee is bolloxed. Since mile 9 of 26.2 it was painful. For the last 6 miles it was agony. I couldn’t walk for a couple of days after. 2 weeks on it was not painful to walk but I couldn’t run. After…

My 101st Post

One hundred and one posts. 101. I cannot quite believe that number. Surely it’s wrong!? Yesterday I got my 100th post congratulatory badge from wordpress and my jaw dropped. My first post was on July 31st. An empty message to nobody abouth nothing in particular. From then on my posts mainly focused on the trials…