Arctic-Mummy completes the Nijmegen Marches

Nijmegen Marches – Day 4 The day started out quite damp, but not the heavy down pours of yesterday afternoon; just gentle rain for about an hour and then the sun came out to play! We were on the late start today (5.15am UK time!). I have found that the extra hour in bed on Read More…

Nijmegen Marches – Day 3 (7 Hills)

Nijmegen Marches – Day 3 It was an early start today. At the beginning of the week Day 3 was meant to be very wet, but with the exception of a very heavy down pour as we approached the finished, it was a hot sticky day! Having not seen much of the Military Marchers yesterday Read More…

Day 2 of the Nijmegen Marches

Nijmegen Marches – Day 2 We had a slightly later start today (they alternate the start times for the 40km march because there are so many participants!); the extra hours in bed made a difference and I found the going much easier today. We had a couple of firsts today! Saw our first person doing Read More…

Nijmegen Marches – Day 1 An early start, crossing the line at 5.30am (4.30am UK!). The weather was better than forecast and the sun was out most the day, which made it hot work in my Hotpants. The atmosphere was great with the locals supporting us well with music and refreshments. We were interviewed by Read More…

At the end of May I entered to do the Housman Hundred. I pre-qualified with a 50 miles walk – The Sussex Stride in 2010. I entered the event because I thought I would be at my fittest on my return from the Arctic, and this likely to be the only time that I could Read More…