Sunday, 21 September 2014

Three Peaks walk

I'm not a big fan of the Yorkshire Three Peaks, although I enjoyed the fell race the year it was the World Mountain Running Champs (2008?). I'd done the race twice and walked round three or four times before yesterday, when Stef and I had a steady, nearly but not quite 12 hour circuit with some of her work-mates. It was a good day actually and (I think) very useful base-training for next years Lakeland 100. No blisters or foot problems at all and a plan to maybe do a repeat on a monthly basis plus start planning a winter run round in the dark 

Tuesday, 16 September 2014


Partly-inspired by Alistair Humphries' book Stef and I nipped out this evening for a walk up a local hill and a picnic tea while watching the sunset. It was great to fire up my Jetboil and warm up a tin of tomato soup plus make coffee to go with homemade banana cake

We've got plans for some other adventures during the upcoming winter including bivvying, a headtorch Addingham Skyline run and hopefully a mid-winter Three Peaks attempt. Hot food and drink might well be a common factor in these outings 

I'm gonna (cry myself blind)

There's a lovely tribute to Robert Young the Primal Scream guitarist who passed away at the weekend on Caught by the river. I love the fact that he "felt it his duty as a rock’n’roll guitarist to behave in a certain way and not to let his fans down. His commitment to the cause was absolute". A proper rock 'n' roller

Monday, 15 September 2014


As anyone who has ever taken even a cursory look at my blog will know I'm a bit of a music fan. We had CD's stacked up everywhere until we got John Preston to knock up up some shelves in our downstairs bathroom. There was room on the top shelf for a few of our maps too

Sunday, 7 September 2014

UTMB success

I'm dead chuffed for Martyn, who finished the UTMB with a flourish last weekend. The photo says everything you need to know about how her felt about completing the race 

Friday, 5 September 2014

Andy Holden photo

Following my post regarding Andy Holden fundraising for Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue I put a few quid in the pot for this image of me running at Malham Show in 2011. Andy is one talented photographer if he can manage to make me look even slightly athletic!

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Lakeland 100 2015 entries confirmed

After a slight hiccup with our entries earlier in the week both Stef and I have our names on the entry list for next year's Lakeland 100. It'll be time to start thinking about socks, shoes, poles etc soon!

The Clash