Monthly Archives: May 2011

Unintentional compliments

“Look here, its one of those nutters”… I paused briefly as I jokingly commented to the two walkers descending down the Garburn Pass that I thought they were talking to my dog, but as I resumed picking my way along … Continue reading

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Training update

Wednesday Am in the final few weeks now before this years Lowe Alpine Mountain Marathon and desperately attempting to dial-up the intensity of my training whilst managaing a sustained rehabilitation and recovery programme. Following several days crunching miles and have … Continue reading

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The repetition of hill reps

Despite the lengthening days, the gloom of a late spring evening lingered as the cloud hung thickly and the drizzle felt as if it was magnetized to the fells. It was not a time to linger over views. Yesterday evening was the … Continue reading

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Back to business

Picking my way across heathery tussocks in the gloom of a damp Cumbrian afternoon can only mean one thing, the weather and me are getting back to normal. It also meant, with the drought of April a distant memory, my … Continue reading

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3 counties tour

Just back from the first real distance ride on my bike in quite some time, a circular route that took me from Cumbria into Yorkshire and Lancashire and back again. The route is around 53 miles / 85 kilometres with … Continue reading

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The Italian Job

Lying at the northern end of lake Garda in northern Italy is the rock climbing Mecca of Arco. A destination often disparaged by us Brits for it’s manic popularity and highly polished rock. But hey, with an invitation to join … Continue reading

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