Portfolio
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Portfolio

Here you'll find a collection of my online work as well as downloadable links to my work in print.

I've been a professional journalist for coming up to 15 years, so it's fair to say, I've written a few pieces.

My work has been published in over 40 different publications.  Below is a tiny selection of my work.

Online Work

Many of the articles I've written have been published in print. Below you'll some samples of those articles that have been published online.

Cycling

Marmotte Granfondo Pyrenees sportive: Second helping
The Marmotte is considered one of the world’s toughest sportives, and now it has an equally ferocious sibling in the Pyrenees
Fabian Cancellara’s predictions for the Spring Classics
An insight into the one-day races from the man who knows them best
London to Brussels, the difficult route
Three countries, two bikes, no map. Tobias Mews treats his girlfriend to a weekend cycle ride from London to Belgium

Running

Lavaredo: the most beautiful running race you’ve never heard of
Endurance athlete Tobias Mews seeks solace in the scenery of the Dolomites while competing in the North Face Lavaredo Ultra Trail
Knacker Cracker: a ball-breaking 10K ‘fun’ run
You would be forgiven for thinking that running up and down hills in fancy dress on January 1 doesn’t sound like the perfect way to start a new year. Tobias Mews begs to differ
The 8 toughest races in the world
Adventure athlete Tobias Mews rounds up the world’s toughest, longest, hardest and basically unhinged endurance races. Not for the faint of heart
The seven wonders of the running world
Tobias Mews rounds up the seven best running events on the planet, from scenic delights to ultra tough races (and a dollop of comedy gold)
10 things no one tells you before you run the London Marathon
Without doubt, the London Marathon is one of the greatest marathons in the world.
A dirty weekend with a twist
Tobias Mews takes his other half for a dirty weekend in the countryside and finds that being wet, cold, tired, battered and bruised can do wonders for your relationship
An epic marathon in Lord of the Rings country
Adventure athlete Tobias Mews tackles the Queenstown International Marathon, a race worth journeying to Middle Earth for
Preview: The runner’s guide to race fuel
Drinks? Gels? Bars? How much? How often? There are so many questions in the search for optimum in-race fuelling. RW’s Tobias Mews embarks on a quest for the answers.
Race report: Heroes Ultra
The Heroes Ultra, a gruelling traverse across the savagely beautiful interior of Crete, is a new race with an inspiring wartime history. RW’s Tobia Mews summoned his inner hero to tackle an epic adventure.
Running gels - what are they made of and when should you use them?
We went to a running gel factory to find out more.
I ran 200km across South Africa in 5 days in the Richtersveld Transfrontier Wildrun. This is what happened
A trail odyssey through a unique, ancient and untainted landscape proves the adventure of a lifetime for RW’s Tobias Mews.
10 Ways to Survive the Marathon des Sables
Top tips for tackling the desert from the fastest British competitor at the 2011 Marathon des Sables
Running Britain’s Oldest Footpath
The Ridgeway Trail is one of the United Kingdom’s 15 national trails, laying claim to being Britain’s oldest road. For more than 5,000 years, travelers, soldiers, Romans, Saxons, Vikings and farmers have used this path — one that today stretches across 87 miles, rich in culture and history. Join Tob…
A piece I wrote on running the Ridgeway for Gore-tex
Would you run a marathon on your honeymoon?
Tobias Mews puts the theory that love knows no bounds to the test by signing up for a marathon halfway through his honeymoon in the Cayman Islands
The Red Bulletin 03/19 UK
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I travelled to Scotland's Glen Coe to learn all about Skyrunning at the Glencoe Skyline - for Red Bulletin 
Take a load off at the UK Wife Carrying Championships
Running downhill with a woman squeezing your head between her thighs is not as easy it might sound
Run 100km for a primeval high
There’s something magical about retracing ancient footsteps in an ultra-marathon during the heatwave.
I think I can, I think I can…
It’s a case of man vs machine as Tobias Mews finds out if he’s faster than a steam train.
EcoTrail de Paris: the ultra race that leaves no trace
Tobias Mews is shocked to find a trail race in the middle of Paris that takes in the city’s major sights - including a 328-step climb to the top of the Eiffel Tower
Red Bull Steeplechase: a knockout race to the finish line
Tobias Mews travels to the Peak District to take part in the Red Bull Steeplechase, a fell race with a twist
Stairway to hell: could you run up the Gherkin?
Thirty-eight floors, 180 metres and 1,037 steps. Tobias Mews explains how it feels to run up the City of London’s second-tallest building

Triathlon

Is GODZone the toughest race on Earth?
Adventure athlete Tobias Mews wonders whether he’s met his match in GODZone, New Zealand’s premier expedition race
Ironman Ambitions: Ten Top Tips
Step up to an Ironman with our top ten tips, from planning your nutrition strategy early to joining a club
ÖTILLÖ: nothing says ‘I love you’ like a swimrun in the Baltics
Adventure athlete Tobias Mews and his fiancée take on one of the world’s toughest one-day endurance races – a week before their wedding
220 Triathlon - issue 11/2017
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Ajram attacks Red Bull 7 Islands – again
Spain’s Josef Ajram has done the toughest races on the planet. His next challenge is even harder.
TW Race Report: Ironman Wales
Tri World’s Tobias Mews takes on the first Ironman Wales
TW Race Report: Norseman Xtreme Triathon
TW Race Report: Norseman Xtreme Triathon

Adventure

Eight tips for staying active this winter
From night running to ‘microadventures’, Tobias Mews explains how staying active in the colder months can be invigorating
How to enjoy a wild weekend of adventure ... without getting on an aeroplane
Tobias Mews discovers that it is possible to go on a canoeing and camping adventure just 30 minutes outside of London
What it’s like to take part in the Dakar Rally
Adventure athlete Tobias Mews reports from the front line of the Dakar Rally, where drivers must withstand soaring temperatures while navigating some of the most difficult off-road terrain known to man
Would you go on an extreme adventure with your other half?
The thought of cycling around the world or sailing the seven seas with your partner might enduce an anxiety attack, but relationships can flourish under extreme stress, writes Tobias Mews

Fitness

Metabolic type testing fixed my ailing body
Tobias Mews gets his metabolic type tested and discovers that a few nutritional tweaks can make the world of difference to a struggling stomach

Lakes in a Day

Interviews

Ben Saunders: following in Scott’s Antarctic footsteps
As Ben Saunders and Tarka L’Herpenière prepare to recreate Robert Falcon Scott’s 1912 South Pole expedition, Tobias Mews joins them in training to get a sense of the hardships they are about to endure.
Christopher McDougall: humans have forgotten how to be heroes
Christopher McDougall, the figurehead of the barefoot running movement, tells Tobias Mews why parkour and Bruce Lee hold the key to pushing the boundaries of physical achievement
Meet Kriss Kyle, the BMX prodigy who is taking over the world one trick at a time
He’s widely regarded as one of the most talented and creative bike riders in the world - but unless you’re really into your BMX, you might not have heard of Kriss Kyle.
Tommy Caldwell: how I conquered El Capitan
When I received a phone call asking if I’d like to interview Tommy Caldwell at the Kendal Mountain Festival, I almost dropped my iPhone.
Sir Chris Hoy: why I’m driven to race at Le Mans
It’s the day before the final round of the 2015 European Le Mans Series at Estoril, Portugal.
Fabian Cancellara: I still like to suffer, even in retirement
Fabian Cancellara is a man whose mere presence on a bike inspires awe.
Mark Foster’s tips for improving your swimming technique
Ahead of the London Triathlon, Tobias Mews jumps into the deep end with Britain’s most decorated male swimmer, Mark Foster
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Tobias Mews

Tobias Mews

Pau, France
Adventure Athlete and author with a penchant for tackling the toughest endurance races in the world. 250+ races and only 1 DNF.