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  1. Audaxing 2018

    In 2017 I participated in my first audax event and grew to love them. 2018 I want to explore new roads and routes, and get the distance out ever longer. Here I'm going to post my audax ride notes and odd photos, check my Strava profile for blow-by-blow rides. Forth & Tay 200 5th March - Postponed due to snow. 18th March - Cancelled due to snow. It'll now be run as a DIY event - so I'll pick… continue reading »

  2. Paris Marathon 2018

    Running. I did a bit at school, was ok at the cross country, and enjoyed it a bit - I mean who really enjoys school cross country? Next time I put on a pair of running shoes was when I had the idea of doing a duathlon just over a year ago. It was ok, but I kept picking up a niggle of some description. This winter I entered the same duathlon series, but also a half marathon to get me going in preporation.… continue reading »

  3. 2017 Festive 500

    December and the close of another year, 9,000 miles clocked on the bike but no chance to hit the big 10k. I wondered how to sign off the year and the Rapha Festive 500 popped on to my timeline. Hmm. In previous years I’d been injured or away, but this year it might just work. 24th December - 178/500 Away visiting family (sans bike) 5 of the 8 days meant big up front miles. That was the plan… continue reading »

  4. Bealach Mor 2017 for MS

    Finally after the false start of Tour of the Highlands (I broke my collar bone three weeks before) it was time to tackle my ride for MS, the big one, Bealach Mor sportive with the Bealach na Bà climb. Full details on the build up to this is in my earlier blog post. We drove up to Archintraid after work on Friday night, arriving at the cottage we’d booked, in the darkness. Single track… continue reading »

  5. Southern Uplands Audax

    Bucket list, do a 400km Audax. Saturday (12th August) was the day to get it ticked off. 3:30am my alarm went off, but I hadn’t slept much, probably a couple of hours at most - thinking about the day ahead, had I got everything I’d need, would my light batteries be sufficient… Quick shower, first breakfast; a peanut bagel and yogurt with muesli, everything in the car and on the… continue reading »

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From my photos…

  1. Running kit laid out for the 2018 Paris Marathon
  2. Giant road bike next to the Bealach na Ba road sign at Tornapress
  3. Road bicycle with red bar tape and handlebar bag with route map and notes
  4. Cycling Audax ride notes, map and direction cues


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About me

This is the online home of Richard Sanderson a web developing, dog loving F1 fan.

An English expat he hollars from the quaint Scottish town of St. Andrews, but formerly the far less glamorous—but equally sea-sidey—Hartlepool

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