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.

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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Run Until You Drop!

March 13, 2015

The next time Charlie Shepherd says, "Alice, I've found this really good challenge, you should do it and write about it...", remind me to shoot him!

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Marrakech Half Marathon

January 26, 2015

Palm trees silhouetted against the snow of the Atlas Mountains. Cold air but hot sunshine. A carnival mood and a scenic route round the ancient city. It is time for the Marrakech Half Marathon.

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?

MdS Kit: What did and didn’t work

December 11, 2014

You would think that running would be a kit-free zone but somehow I managed to spend a fortune, kitting up for the Marathon Des Sables. In fact, because you have to carry everything for the week, it is incredibly important to get the necessity versus weight ratio right. Food was one of the really crucial factors and bizarrely I found that less was more.