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Winter League 2020-21 – Covid Compliant

When I designed the Winter League it was a list of things that I thought only I could complete, and I was right. Nobody else has managed to complete every challenge so that means that I must be the winner. Don’t panic John Quinn! I thought about including the rule that I must win in

Pollok Parkleys Marathons 2020

It was a bright warm day in April and the sound of birdsong was striking, I’m sure Tom F would have been able to distinguish at least thirteen different species. As I studied my map and prepared for the physical and mental torture that lay ahead I smiled, like a murderer fleeing the jail I

Xmas & New Year Runaround

It was in the balmy days of summer that JD and I agreed to run the Tour de Helvellyn, a 38 mile, 2000m, run in the Lake District held on the shortest Saturday of the year. JD pulled out early with a dodgy knee but Dave (I’ve not trained for this) Rogers was in, although

The Fellsman

The Fellsman is quirky little race that has evolved from a Long Distance Walkers Association event that raises funds for the Scouts. It has some unique kit requirements and rules to keep you safe as you make your way across the fells in giant horseshoe starting in Ingleton and ending in Threshfield. Covering 61 miles

Howarth Hobble – a hard day out

The Haworth Hobble is a 32 mile ultra run with about 4400ft of climb, this would be my first attempt and JD’s sixteenth. A low-key event that I probably wouldn’t have known about if it wasn’t for JD. Previously known as the Wuthering Hike when it started life as a Long Distance Walkers Event it

Fetteresso Forest Marathon

When you tell people you’re doing the Fetteresso Forest Marathon they mostly respond with “Where’s that then?” When you tell them you doing it the day after running the Cross Country Nationals they look at you like your mad. Well Fetteresso Forest is in Aberdeenshire near Stonehaven and it is a big woodland with lots