Leaving the house at 4am for a 6am arrival in Eastbourne, I didn’t envisage being back home by 9am. Prepared for my longest run to date, the Action Challenge 100km run from Eastbourne to Arundel across the South Downs was an event I had been looking forward to since crossing the line of Race to the King.

However, the week prior to the race, I had been in Spain doing some mountain biking and bit of fell running. My achilles problem had got progres