Ain't no mountain high enough...

Ain't no mountain high enough...

A copy of this article was first printed in the Sunday Telegraph on 16th November 2014. A copy of the article can be found here

It was bravado rather than bravery that drove me to leap off the back of a car ferry and swim across an icy Norwegian fjord in what could be the ...

Mental preparation

Mental preparation

“Proper Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance”


Ed Donati draws on his experience preparing for some truly epic races and discusses mental preparation. In longer races, conquering the mind is half the battle.

Ed has relished racing since he was a nipper, a lot of his school and university career was spent playing team sports, but ...

Fizik R3 road shoe review

Fizik R3 road shoe review

Pricey yet sublime road shoe

The Fizik R3 road shoe is beautiful to behold. So beautiful in fact that they weren’t allowed near the British roads in Winter and thus languished in a cupboard for a few months until Spring arrived. It was only after several days of fine weather and a thorough analysis ...

Road cycling shoes

Road cycling shoes

Preventing hot foot - why good shoes on the bike are vital

Day 5 of the 2014 London-Edinburgh-London Audax (“LEL”) and I’ve peddled 1,374 km with just 45 km to go to the finish. It’s been another brutal day cycling 280km into a headwind with an injured buddy sucking my wheel all day ...

Marathon - final few days

Marathon - final few days

Marathon tips

For the final countdown and race day itself

Ahead of a marathon isn't the time to try something new, the hard work is done, but these tips should help you reach your target finish time. These tips work before most types of race too:

  1. Stick to your race plan, even if you ...
X-Country skiing - in St Moritz

X-Country skiing - in St Moritz

Something different for the winter season

St Moritz for the weekend. Some think furs, snow polo, Badrutt’s Palace Hotel and Dracs nightclub but my reality is sleeping in a dorm room with 8 other men and tackling a gruelling 26 mile cross-country ski race for which I’m wholly unprepared. Although I am competing ...

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