Marvellous microadventures

British adventurer Alastair Humphreys coined the term ‘microadventures’ for “simple expeditions and challenges, which are close to home, affordable and easy to organise”. He designated 2011 his ‘Year of British Microadventures’ and every few weeks he has undertaken a self-designed challenge ranging from entering a race to sleeping sans tent on a hilltop and a source-to-sea adventure down a local river. Continue reading

Beyond meet and greet

I know many people from the adventure racing community, but because of the nature of events, they’re a bit like Facebook friends. Always nice to see them and we say hi-bye in passing at events but I don’t know much about them; their racing aspirations, favourite discipline or even where they live. For all I know, they may live a few blocks from me, are as crazy about running and would be a perfect Friday-night running buddy. Continue reading