There are two things I will not compromise on: coffee and socks so it is very fitting that my first two sponsors are Sabins Coffee and Hej International (supplier of Wigwam socks).



Sabins Coffee - Artisan Coffee Roaster


Sabins Coffee is based in Bude and hand roasts coffee in small batches allowing them to roast to each bean’s individuality, enabling the diversity and complexity to be bought to fruition. In English that means the coffee tastes awesome.


The beans are ethically sourced which means the actual growers get a fair price for their coffee. Sabins coffee is available in selected outlets in North Cornwall and in that other place across the border. The coffee can also be bought online www.sabinscoffee.co.uk


Wigwam Trail Trax Pro

Supplied by Hej International


This is the king of socks, equally at home in the bogs of Dartmoor in the winter and in the searing heat of the Kalahari Desert. In the cold and wet the sock, because of its construction, will keep your feet warm. In the desert, because of its wicking ability, it will keep your feet dry and prevent blisters.

In less extreme environments you may not need such a good sock, however, as is the case with most things, quality works out cheaper in the long run. (Pun intended). You can find the socks in many independent running shops or buy online from wigwam1905.com



Get Fruity bars are great tasting vegan bars made with natural ingredients. Moist, easy to eat, easy to get out of the packet and not messy. All natural ingredients and no nasty additives. Available in several flavours, Marvellous Mango, Radiant Raspberry, Tangy Pineapple, Coconut & Lime, Moist Mixed Berry, Juicy Apricot & Ginger and Scrumptious Strawberry.


These bars fuel me on my long runs and are great for snacking when I am stuck working at my desk.


Here is what one ultra runner said. 

I’ve recently had my first trial of Get Fruity marvellous mango and was really happy with it! Very tasty, not at  all dry and a bit of a treat! Can’t wait to try other flavours."