Training

“I’m not a runner…”

…Is something I have been saying for a while. Yes, I used to do some running, yes as part of training I perhaps do a few short runs here and there (I’m talking 30min runs on a not very regular basis) but basically I convinced myself that too much running is bad for your joints. […]

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Snazzy new bike and training complete!

It’s been a month since I last blogged and in that time I’ve done some serious road miles and have upgraded from my old faithful bike to an all singing, all dancing Scott Team CR1 road bike! For all those concerned after seeing the photograph of me with my mountain bike, fear not, that was […]

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Le Petite Tour De France!

So often I find myself agreeing to do things or being 100% up for trying something before I’ve really thought it through.  Last week a friend of mine, Mark, asked if I was interested in doing a bit of a bike tour.  Sounded brilliant!  It would involve the Col D L’iseron (the highest Col in […]

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The big bike ride 2011

It’s always great when one of the members of your team is a brilliant web designer! Woodey has done a top job and created a fantastic site for the bike ride so everyone can keep up to date with our every pedal…. www.thebigbikeride.org Training is going well. I did an 80mile bike ride in the […]

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What’s next?

Before I’d even been to Everest I was asked a few times, ‘What will you do next Squash?’ Honestly, I didn’t have a clue; I was fairly busy thinking about Everest and organising the expedition. Then when I got back ‘What will you do next?’ has without doubt been one of the most frequently asked […]

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ExtremeSportsPhoto.com

I feel extremely lucky to have met David Spurdens.  He’s a sports and aviation photographer – a very good one at that. Dave offered me the opportunity to work with him on a photo shoot a few years ago in the Alps and we’ve worked together ever since. It’s like a dream job for me […]

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A short video clip of my mountain training

Squash training for Everest! Click on this link to see a short clip of me training… I wanted to carry a heavy pack up and down the mountain so I needed to add weight – these Giant Jenga blocks did the job pefectly!

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Here I am!

I’ve based myself for the past few weeks in the French Alps.  I think one of the best ways to train is to try and replicate, exactly or as near to as possible, the activity that I will be doing. So here in the beautiful snowy mountains I find fairly steep slopes and hike up […]

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Training and Fitness

Training It’s impossible to say one thing is the most important thing to do in preparation to climb Mt Everest and fly from the summit because each area of the preparation is not exclusive to another.  However, as a priority my physical is fitness is right up there. I am doing all that I can […]

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