Oops! I seem to be running an ultra…

June 2, 2016

I had volunteered to go along and be the translator for the Trans Atlas Marathon, a six day trail running ultra across the Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Little did I know that I would also be running it.

Coffee maker

Running Tales: An Unlikely Guardian Angel

April 27, 2016

Morning runs in Marrakech always bring some form adventure, be it big or small. Today's involved a coffee maker and a Guardian.

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Marrakech by sidecar .. toot, toot

March 11, 2016

I thought I knew Marrakech and the winding streets of the medina pretty well. I was sure I knew the roads of the Palmeraie, which I have run along many a time, intimately. But a half-day tour in a vintage sidecar with Insiders Experiences gave me a whole new perspective. A mini adventure.

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A million miles from ISIS

January 21, 2016

Macro and micro - two perspectives separated by just one tiny vowel. Living in a country which is not your own is a privilege. It gives you the chance to look at things differently. Every time I go for a run or a walk in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco, I get to see Islam at the micro level. The level lived by so many million muslims around the world. This story is about that community of spirit.

Camel Selfie

Making like Lawrence of Arabia

December 5, 2015

Camel riding in the Palmeraie of Marrakech at sunset - it should definitely go on your bucketlist

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I think the snake is dead

July 2, 2015

12 hours 20 mins of hiking. 1300 metres of ascent and 31 kilometres covered. A big day out in the Atlas Mountains, attempting to summit Mount Meltzen

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Saucy!

June 18, 2015

The holy month of Ramadan has just started and so dress codes are more covered up than normal. It can lead to some interesting times on the bike.

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Love is in the air

May 13, 2015

The rose-coloured walls of the city glow in the sun, the tall elegant palms sway in a cool breeze, "Gazelle, Magnifique, Ravissante," call the men as you walk on by. Marrakech is the city for love.

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Fancy a cuppa?

February 17, 2015

I'm currently taking part in the Run Until You Drop challenge. You run the number of miles that correspond to that day in the month. Sounds easy. Well it is pretty tough going, and relentless, but, as always, there are moments that gladden your heart.

Gladiator and Glue

January 2, 2015

This was an evening that was meant to be purely about entertainment and enjoying an epic film in the epic surroundings of Jema El Fnaa in Marrakech but it turned out to be more than that and to raise a question that we all face wherever we are living, What do you do when you see something bad happening?