I’ve got myself into a bit of a rut recently, both with work and my running. Confidence is a bit low, as are ideas and inspiration. Hopefully it doesn’t show in my work, but I think I need to address it and come up with a plan to get things back on track. On both counts.
So I’ve been thinking about how I can offer a slightly different option for commissions, less bespoke, more of a give me your route and one or two ideas for customisation (landmarks, wildlife etc.) and I’ll create a digitally illustrated map for you. For times when a quicker and more budget friendly option is preferable.
My latest commission was for runner from my local club – something to commemorate his favourite running routes in the area, from Richmond Bridge to Hampton Court, the surrounding sights, parks and wildlife that roams within.
If everything goes to plan with the UK restrictions easing in the coming months, it's going to mean Wendover Woods 100 is on for me at the beginning of July. My hill training has been pretty much non-existent for a while now – the downside of living in such a flat area. So I'm conscious I'll need to pull my finger out and get out to the hills as soon as such activities are permitted. It's going to be a rude awakening... ⛰
Back in 2017, when James Elson first approached me about doing the Centurion finishers tee designs, Wendover was the first map we went with.
This was my initial stab at a design for the WW50 race.