Monthly Archives: May 2012

Rock Shock on Pluto

Pluto HVS 5a, Raven Crag, Langdale I hadnt been transported to a distant part of our galaxy, but was climbing rock for the first time in a while. With a beautiful evening in the offing and long-time climbing buddy Chris … Continue reading

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Under a burning sun

Ennerdale It was 730am, the temperature was already 19 degrees and I was running along the Western shoreline of Ennerdale Water. Despite an early start there was to be no escaping the burning sun and the heat was to play … Continue reading

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Back to back

Its been a while since I’ve done back to back days running on the fells, i’ve deliberately not done so, choosing to mix in some road-cycling or simply give my legs a chance to recover but as we head towards … Continue reading

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An easier day

Its the first weekend in what seems like a while where I’ve decided to not race. Instead I’d decided to focus on getting some mileage in, and so whilst others were running the Old Counties Tops or the New Dungeon … Continue reading

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Running in an arctic spring

Longsleddale Round (Sadgill – Gatescarth Pass – Harter Fell – Kentmere Pike) Tuesday evenings training session was to be fast run around the fells of Longsleddale, a great route offering a mix of fast tracks, steady and runnable inclines, high … Continue reading

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Fairfield Horseshoe

Fairfield Horseshoe 2012 This years run, my first ever Fairfield Horseshoe race was indifferent, I could hardly be unhappy with my time, but crossed the finishing line cursing myself for not being quicker, I had missed my informal goal of … Continue reading

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Speed takes time

Coniston Fell Race 2012 I raced through the grassy meadow towards the taped lines that marked the end of the Coniston Fell Race. I couldn’t quite believe it, the leagues of fast runners had not materialised, the agony of having … Continue reading

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