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Anglesey CTS Marathon 2015


Published by James Hack on 19/01/15

I've been meaning to get back into running for a while now. It's been a roller-coaster return from the UTLD, punctuated by highs, lows and bio-mechanical inadequacies.

In any case, after a confident assessment of my current endurance level on the Sandstone Assault, it felt about time to 'test things out' and restore any last lingering lost-mojo before the season's forthcoming challenges require some proper attention.

Lakeland 100 - Never Surrender


Published by James Hack on 29/07/14

I consider myself pretty resilient both mentally and physically, but I can't test that theory sat at a desk all day. I have to rely upon my own means to take myself out of my comfort zone, otherwise I get a little bored.

King Arthur vs Delamere Spartans (Excalibur Marathon 2014)


Published by James Hack on 12/06/14

Spartans take on Excalibur, the king of North Wales marathons.

A grizzly day in Grizedale - Montane Trail 26


Published by James Hack on 26/02/14

My first race of the season. A tough, damp day in the hills at Grizedale 26.

Gritstone Grrr, Not Again


Published by James Hack on 10/09/13

What a day out! Fantastic Spartan presence, great results from our guys. And above all the ethos of our club really shone through. It was a great trail, event and day, but the Gritstone Grind was not a smooth one for me. Why? Cramp. And lots of it from really early on.

Back from the dead


Published by James Hack on 30/07/13

The 2013 Lakeland 50. The hardest, most rewarding test of endurance I've done yet.

Half Iron Hack?


Published by James Hack on 13/06/13

The time had come for my biggest test of endurance so far. Outlaw Half Iron distance triathlon. Did I have what it takes to become half a Hack?

Team Sparta at the Sandstone Challenge 2013


Published by James Hack on 15/05/13

My journey on the Sandstone Trail Challenge 2013. A great day for Spartans. The Spirit of Sparta grows ever stronger.

Open Water Swimming - options for 2013


Published by James Hack on 08/05/13

A round up for this year's options for Open Water Swimming

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