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Did not finish, or did not fail?


Published by Stephen Roberts on 11/05/15

Failure. That is the only feeling a felt as I got my phone out of my pocket and phoned my mum to pick me up from Barnsbridge Gate. Spartans never quit. We just keep going despite looking like death but I just couldn’t.

The race had been going perfectly. My only aim at the start of the race was to finish. After completing the London Marathon two weeks before, I had not specifically trained for this kind of race. My fitness was absolutely fine though so I knew I could finish and I just wanted a PB, even if it was just by one second.

The Sandstone Trail Challenge: A Tale of Achievement and Discovery


Published by Stephen Roberts on 16/05/13

The tale of how I went from hating short 1.9 mile runs in school to willingly running 33 miles along the Sandstone Trail

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