Monthly Archives: April 2012

Feeling guilty? Only slightly…..

Today i should have been running….I had a half hearted plan to run the Buttermere Sailbeck race but half hearted or not, it was a plan. But today I just didnt feel like running. The forecast was for everything to … Continue reading

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Coniston Fell Race Recce

Its Friday evening and this evenings end-of-week fell run was an impromptu recce of the Coniston Fell Race route. This evenings weather was just about perfect, light winds, clearing skies and cool. The snow thats been covering the highest summits … Continue reading

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Two left feet on the Anniversary Waltz

The official description says the Anniversary Waltz contains some of the best and worst elements of fell racing. After 15 minutes of pounding along Tarmac and undulating farm track, the worst was over, the best apparently yet to come. But … Continue reading

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Anniversary Waltz Recce

With one week to go until this years Anniversary Waltz fell race I decided to head out on a recce of the course. I’d decided it wasnt really necessary to worry about the first and final section of the race, … Continue reading

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Winters return clings on

Helvellyn via Striding & Swirral Edge Kicking furious steps and scrambling through a snowbank that was clinging to to the eastern rim of Helvellyn was a reminder that winter hadn’t quite given up on the Lakeland Fells. 53 minutes since … Continue reading

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Spring Flowers

My posts have been lacking Photos recently. The main reason for this is that my trusty compact camera died during a winter training run. Actually it wasn’t that trusty, in fact it was pretty rubbish and so I’ve been relying … Continue reading

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Seasons in reverse

Little over a week ago I was running through the dry dusty air of a summers day. The only thing of note was that it was March, not June. Today, with the calendar having flipped into April and I was … Continue reading

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