meredith june edwards, mere june, TDS, UTMB, ultra-trail du mont-blanc, ultra running, ultra journalist

The life of an ultra running journalist: covering UTMB

August 30, 2016

Covering the greatest race on the ultra running calendar, UTMB, the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc is a dream assignment. I was asked to do just that by Linda Sanders of IRun4Ultra, part of Hope So Bright, which uses ultra running to raise awareness of issues affecting children, including ADD/ADHD and Autism. She is building up www.irun4ultra.com as a resource and inspiration for runners. What a fantastic week of ultra racing it was!

skin cancer treatment. deformed face, feeling like a freak,

Being a freak

August 1, 2016

Fair skin and hot climates don't mix. Add to that a childhood before suntan cream became ubiquitous and I have developed some small skin cancers - rodent ulcers. The treatment is to burn them out and I am hoping it works because the next step is surgery and reconstruction but in the meantime I am having to come to terms with looking like a freak.