Seen on my run

A collection of things that have captured my attention on my runs. As random and weird or as simple as they appear. They made me stop and think and want to capture a picture to cherish the moment. I already know that there will be lots of pictures of trees and signposts appearing here. I seem to like those! So, in no preference…


This ‘extreme’ sign. It wasn’t a steep descent at all!
The South Downs Way Acorn. I love the backdrop to this particular sign
It looks like a path to me?! A confusing sign in Folkstone
‘The Stream’ in Guildford
Pictorial warning signs in New Zealand.
A clear message on the shingle beach in Dungeness
This ‘danger, fire arms’ sign in Three Bridges. Put the guns down!
Read the punctuation wrong and it all sounds very concerning!
This sign outside of Sudbury “dead Slow”. I’m not sure what it means!
Danger. Polish Bears! Run! Along the rolling hills of the Beskid mountain range.
This extreme looking fire warning sign along the Serpent trail. Reminded me of the fire in the Animals of Farthing Wood.
Lovers Walk in Dulwich. It’s very quaint. I love the sign. So Dulwich!
This hand written sign, placed away from the path in a rather useless spot. A very specific kind of mud.
A warning at the ‘Range’ path along the Jurassic Coast in Dorset.
This sacred land in Wendover Woods. Couldn’t see any ‘monument’ mind!
The ‘no shit Sherlock’ sign in Wendover Woods. It was indeed steep!
This rather pointless sign. If we put signs everwhere there wasn’t a footpath….
Along the ‘Range’ path (part of the AFV (Armoured Fighting Vehicles) Gunnery School) there are several noticeable warnings!
This old-school heavy-duty footpath sign in Three Bridges. How long has this been there?
In the darkness of night, this sign made me giggle. Poor weak little road.
This wickedly placed sign in Balcombe welcoming walkers. There was no path though!!
This warning of giant matches (?) in Couryameur. Is that a tree or an explosion?


A bench with a perfect canopy to shelter it

A baby pineapple on the ‘Pinapple Ridge’ in Lobong Lobong, Borneo
The sun rising behind Mount Kinabalu in the morning
Sunset whilst running the Borneo Ultra Trail Marathon
This Lake outside of Wanaka, New Zealand
The Pohutu geyser in Te Puia, Rotorua (New Zeland)
Tarawera Falls
‘That’ tree – the Wanaka Tree
Cave Streams outside of Castle Hill, New Zealand
Those sheep posing for the camera
Sunrise on Christmas morning in Brecon
A sheep in the Cotswolds who wanted to say hello
This tree bending to the landscape along the Southdowns Way
A buffalo in Borneo
This gamy pony that freaked me out in Foxford, Eire
Sam, aka Rocky. The dog who ran with us for hours in Foxford
Flooding along the trails in Amberley
The Alps
This reflection of the mountains in Cortina
The Matterhorn in all its glory
Pigs outside of Worthing
the ‘Sea of Clouds’ near Pico Ruivo, Madeira
Sunset in Richmond Park
Another Lonely tree, along the Surrey Hills
This tree on the Stour Valley Path. Magestic!
This bull with a mad hair do in Refuge Bovine in the Alps. He is absolutely bossing it.
The best water you can find is in the Alps. It is so crisp and cold (obviously). This is the good stuff in Chamonix.
What a Tree! A tree in Tring.
This lonely tree in the Cotswolds. Beautiful. Almost like a post-apocalyptic scene.
This stone stacking marvel in Courmayeur. Someone had some patience and skill to get this constructed. Respect
This curious squirrel in St James Park. Although, let’s be honest, all squirrels in St James Park are curious and brave!
Rachel’s Tree (Leith Tower). Seen on my run and enjoyed on my run. A tree I’d seen in so many photos, and finally got to hang with myself.
A slow worm along the aptly named Serpent Trail. How 20 of us runners managed to avoid trampling him I’ll never know!
This vibrant mushroom
These cows having a bath along the Stour Valley Path. Look how happy they all are!
This tall knobbly tree in Trient. I love a good tree and this is a very good tree!
This baby frog in Epping Forest. We saw 100s of them that day but this was the first to grab our attention.


A shrine in Kings Wood to the NHS during the Covid-19 Pandemic
A ‘Love Pebble’ left in a glow worm cave in the Tartare Tunnels, New Zealand
A post office in Arthur’s Pass, New Zealand
The Ouse Valley Viaduct in Surrey. Spectacular Architecture!
These three dudes along the Lemkowyna Ultra Trail in Poland
This wooden structure at the top of a hill in Poland
Fuck knows what this was! it had a wind-up handle and played tourist information. In Lewknor.
Either modern art, or someone was abusive to metal fencing. Kent.
This lil’ smiley dude along the trails in New Zealand
This happy piece of tree-bark art in the Surrey Hills
A border crossing between Italy and France along the TDS route
These bad boy glasses I found on the trails in Lewknor
Pylons at the Dungeness Power Station in Lydd.
These happy entertainers in Zermatt during the Matterhorn Sky Race
The Dungeness Lighthouse
The caves and tunnels through the mountain during the Madeira Island Ultra Trail
The infamous Gas Pipe climb during the Madeira Island Ultra Trail
Some Stone stacking on the coast at Ponta de São Lourenço, Madeira
The Denbies Vineyard in Surrey
Converted Railroad tunnels in Lavanto, Italy
A snake of head lamps descending behind me during the night section of the Madeira Island Ultra Trail
A window with a view in Cinque Terra Itlay
Leith Tower, mysteriously lit up at night.
This badger door along the Serpent Trail. Lucky badgers. I wonder if they realise it is for them?!
This fence in the middle of the path at Box Hill. No instructions or explanation, you just can’t continue in the direction you were heading.
These ruins in Dulwich Woods. I should read up the history and understand what it once was.
This burnt out car in Dorking, Box Hill. How? Why? I’m intrigued as to the story and how it ended up there.
Some weaved mushrooms in Kew at Wakehurst
The remnants of this wooden structure Courmayuer. I’m not sure what it once was!
These temples in Burma. There are over 2,000 of them which I got to run around during the ‘Bagan Temple Marathon’.
The Office Worker on John Carpenter street, Embankment. He was perfectly willing and ready to partake in the I Move Me London Relay with us. Perfect posture for handing over the baton.
This pool of shit. Literally a pool of shit. Near Col De Ferret. I’ve no idea why I felt obliged to stop and take a photo but I did.
A tank along the ‘Range’ path which is part of the AFV (Armoured Fighting Vehicles) Gunnery School.
Deforestation in Northumberland National Park. Trees separated from the burnt remains by a road.
Some 2,500m up in the Alps at La Jonction we found this Tupperware box with some delicious chocolate inside!
The Gruffalo. Part of an educational trail walk in Wendover Woods. Pretty special at night!
My own footprints on a snowy run in Box Hill.
A rope swing at night at the Church of St Martha-on-the-hill just outside of Dorking.
Rehab United (its not a football club to my disappointment). This was somewhere outside of New Market.
A water stop along the Stour Valley Path. This was very much appreciated in the heatwave of 2018.
I’m not quite sure what this is, but I didn’t like it. Found down near Crawley, not sure if its been fly tipped or part of the building works near by.
These wooden sculptures in the trail des Champignons. There were many, each had a story to tell. This was one very memorable run!
This mini Welsh flag in Brecon. Proud and prominent on the way up to Pen-y-Fan
Just some skeleton, in the woods, at night. Holmbury Hill
This flower arrangement fella in Regents Park. He looks like he is doing a good job caring for his fellow plants.
In the depths of the Hurt Woods, a meaningful phrase.
In the depths of the Hurt Woods, a meaningful phrase.
Admittedly it was just two weeks after Halloween, but we came across this mangled looking skeleton creation on the NDW just outside of Merstham.