Summer: Twenty-seventeen

Aside from a couple of anomalies my fell season has been just shy of 10 days long. Frustrating? Yes. Surprising? Not so much. Injury and ‘life’ have both got in the way. Mainly the ‘life’ side of things. I had…
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‘Ard

Well that was shit. Had a meeting, no coffee, with the Man with the Hammer. Disaster –┬ánoun – a calamitous event, especially one occurring suddenly and causing great loss of life, damage, or hardship…. Sums up my day fairly…
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The Bob Graham Round: The Sum Of Your Parts…..Part Two

So to the crux of the matter I suppose. Everything was in place and good to go. Had a last minute drop-out from a pacer on Leg 2 but I wasn’t mega phased as Ben is pretty handy at this…
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The Bob Graham Round: The Sum Of Your Parts…..Part One

On Saturday 23rd July at 1am I set off on a series of 5 short runs around the Lakes that I linked together into what is known as the ‘Bob Graham Round’…….BGR for short – you may have already read…
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Ride like lightning, crash like thunder……..

......crash like thunder.
You can always rely on those fellas from over the water for a good quote. Found this absolute beauty just now, totally by accident I must add, whilst looking for some Andy Hampsten soundbites. Thought it good to share; the…
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Ethics in Fell Running: An Essay

Well, I’ve put paid to the idea of monthly ‘reports’ of a self-gratifying nature. Instead I’m succumbing to ataxia style ramblings whenever thoughts come into my head or events transpire to warrant some text. My boss at work asked me…
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‘Bombing’: The Flying Squirrel – A Question of Style?

A friend of mine, Sam Hill, once introduced me to the lifestyle choice that is ‘bombing’ into water. The topic came up whilst sat atop Carreg-y-Barcud in Pembroke debating the chances that another friend George had at hitting the water…
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