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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Mountain Fuel

I’m almost 100% sure that if you’ve found yourself reading this then you’ll have, in the same measure, heard of Mountain Fuel. If not…where have you been?!? They have taken the ultra/endurance/mountain (clue’s in the name, dumbo) community by storm…
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Uber-thinking and the ‘Lure of the Fad’…..

It ain't a running blog without a picture of everyone's favourite.....
We live in a capitalist world. Whether you’re comfortable with that or not it’s the prevailing societal view so we kinda need to deal with it. Yeah, it’s good in some ways and yeah, it’s bad in some (many) ways.…
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Plaudits for artistic merit…..

Money for old rope this. It’s been a subject that’s raised it’s schward a few times in the past and, well, it’s raised it again. I’m talking, of course, about aesthetics….. aesthetic or esthetic [es-thet-ik or, esp. British, ees-] Synonyms…
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You can tell I’m bored……

Yup, TWO inane posts within 20 minutes of each other. Bore off right?! Wrong. Read this and shut up!  Sorry. Please do read this though, or rather go to this. The website I mean. This one. Here…….www.velominati.com It’s reet good.P.S. I…
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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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Darks Horses No.1

Feeling a little ‘low’ and uninspired? Want to live vicariously through other, more talented people? Not as strong/bold/French as you’d like? Unable to pass urine without wincing? Brother’s. Sister’s. I feel your pain! If, like me, you want all of…
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