Monthly Archives: February 2012

When a spin becomes a grind

I was planning on racing on Sunday, another round of the Kendal Winter League. But I didn’t. Running laps around a what amounts to little more than a cross country course around Sedbergh school, simply wasn’t firing the imagination, especially … Continue reading

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Eeeking up the distance

Its already the end of February, 3 months of very little, if any running, let alone training is playing on my mind. If I start things now, and remain injury free I’ve got a two month head-start on last year. … Continue reading

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‘Golden Pearl’ Reston Scar

It was the most perfect of February days. A clear, vivid and vibrant light cast its rays over the Lakeland fells today, lighting up the Golden hues that mark these late days of Winter. Following on from yesterdays blustery and … Continue reading

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Searching for Percy

Saturday was not an inspiring day. Anticylonic gloom hung over Cumbria. The temperature was desperately clinging onto freezing point, and unusually clung onto that level at practically all elevelations. We were in search of ice, and keen to avoid Great … Continue reading

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Kendal Winter League: Fair Mile

I’d not run a mile in the past four weeks, I’d been wrestling with a cough and was finally beginning to feel awake again after returning from the USA the week earlier. I really needed to get back to training. … Continue reading

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Eightmile Lake

We had just a couple of days left of our whirlwind ski tour of the North-West and Woody was keen to show us the full experience of his ‘backyard’. Thus with packs fully laden for an overnight trip, we headed … Continue reading

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Into the backcountry: Stevens Pass & Tye Peak

This morning we headed up to Stevens Pass to meet up with a bunch of locals, all keen to get into backcountry and ski some fresh tracks. It was around 930 by the time that Craig had made his way … Continue reading

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