Alex Jones Archive

Aorangi Undulator

Aorangi Undulator – 7 Nov 2015 – 33km / 2,700 m For my first proper race in New Zealand I thought I’d better not show up late, so I arrived 12 hours before kickoff and camped out at the finish. It was a couple ...Read More

Wadsworth Trog

7 February 2015 – 20 miles / 4003 ft A new course greeted the 156 happy runners who showed up at the Old Town Cricket Club for this year’s Wadsworth Trog. Reseeding and general maintenance on Wadsworth Moor meant that the long, tough early ...Read More

August Show Race Roundup

August time in the North brings with it the usual variety of agricultural shows, the highlight of which is often a classic Guides, Crag or Fell Race. If you haven’t experienced a Show Race, they’re usually short and steep, with a suitably brash-accented local ...Read More


Wasdale, 12 July. 34km / 2,743m (or 21m / 9,000’ old money) “Are you alright?” a passing runner asked me. “Yeah fine. Just tired. Juusst tiirreedd”. I sat down. I needed a rest. I got up, ran a few paces. Sat down. [repeat two ...Read More