The sense of impending doom that lay over me from the early hours of this morning can’t be underestimated. After two stages of the Rumble in the Jungle stage race I keep feeling like I’ve got to the finish by the skin of my teeth. I probably feel like that after any stage of any […]
Waking up in Haputale this morning was a unique experience. With a tiny bit of jet lag I was awake just before 4:30am. Then the mosque next to the hotel had a call to prayer. Then there were roosters. Then train horns, then dogs, then tropical birdsong. While it is easy to sometimes forget where […]
Stage 1 of the 2018 Rumble in the Jungle took riders from the jungle up to the highlands – and they say this is the easy stage!
When I set up the MarathonMTB.com website in late 2010, it was only because I had countless hours of help from a friend. By help, I mean he built it, designed it, and continues to look after the site to this day. I just had a concept. After working, riding, racing and travelling for the […]
The 2017 Rumble in the Jungle took riders through the wilds of Sri Lanka. From tea plantations, to villages and mountain passes. Four days of racing gave riders a rich experience of Sri Lankan life and customs, plus a whirlwind tour of the areas they passed through. The 2018 dates have been set for the […]