Wild Camp at Easdale Tarn

September 12th 2020 Sometimes things don’t go the way you intended. We had this weekend down for a wild camp in the Lakes, and planned a route from Grasmere to Coledale Tarn. Our Vango Banshee 300 was still relatively new to us, and Helen had a couple of new items of gear to test out, […]

Chester Ultra 100, 2020

One of the memorable innovations of the Lockdown period has been the Virtual Event: a chance to accumulate the miles that one would have done on an event, but in their own backyard, so to speak (and in some cases, actually!). And, the chance to acquire some unique bling! May, June, July is peak season […]

West Pennine Moors, May 31st 2020

As the restrictions around Coronavirus continued to be eased, it became possible to go further afield to start a run, and to aim for hiller and wilder ground. Given the amazing weather, a  search for areas that would not be too popular was always going to be difficult. I chose the West Pennine Moors since […]

Run – Chirk-Llandegla Forest-Wrexham

Four weeks after the Spine Race and time to test my knee out over more ambitious terrain. So far it has been two weeks of rest, two weeks of occasional cycling and a 10-mile trot around the Staines’ reservoirs last Sunday. Today’s route was one my all-time favourites – train to Chirk, along the canal […]

Marshalling on the Waterways 30

The running and cycling events I enjoy every year can only take place thanks to volunteers manning the checkpoints, so around once a year I try to help on an event to give something back to the sports. I took part in a 50-mile event in Nottinghamshire a couple of years ago and was impressed […]

Clwyds Run 22/1/17

A run from Cilcain to the ridge, over Moel Famau and down to Bwlch Penbarras before dropping down to the western side of the range. On this side there is a path that runs along the intake wall all the way to the north of the range. I regained the ridge from Fron-haul and trotted […]

Clwyds run 8/1/17

Clwyds Run, Jan 8th 2017 Summary : start of training for a busy year of events, a tough 13-mile run starting from Bwlch Penbarra, over Foel Fenlli, around to Llanferres, over to Loggerheads, Pantymwyn, Cilcain and over Moel Famau to finish. Very heavy going with deep mud on many tracks, and plenty of steep hills. […]

Run Everyday in December 2016

The running is the easy part! It’s always the same for me – once I’m out there and the legs are moving, no matter how sluggishly or nimbly, I’m fine. It’s just finding the time, getting motivated, putting on the gear, setting the gadgets and stepping through the door. Then I’m fine. But, to me, […]

Thames and Richmond Park

Christmas is a time for visiting relatives and this year we chose to organise seeing H’s parents and relatives over the weekend before. Since I always plan a run along a stretch of the River Thames, this year we decided to stay in Kingston upon Thames affording me the chance to include not only the […]