Time to Train

To those of you who whinge and moan about not having anywhere to train or no time to train I say NAY. Nay to your attitude. You suck. Boo to you. Allow me to hold myself up as the antidote…
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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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A Fellrunner’s Wardrobe…..

……would not be complete without some awesome kit from Hangar 18 ORR. Am I right?!? A shameless endorsement, true, but one that I’d back to the hilt. Plus, I kinda have to say that too, correct?!? Well….no. Now before you…
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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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Hangar 18 ORR

Firstly, that ‘ORR’ stands for ‘off-road running’. Phew right?! You can concentrate on the rest of the blog. You’re welcome. Secondly, there’s a reason I’ve started the blog with feeding that titbit in your direction and also made that name…
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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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Anatomy of a Hawk

Scottish National XC 2014....also muddy
My time in Scotland is drawing inexorably to a close and with it my membership of, without a doubt (and sorry Ambleside – you’ll understand), the best running club I have ever been a part of. Those that know me…
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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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Happenings……

Dollar - chasing the leader
It’s been a while since the last post. I’ll be honest. This is getting boring now; the whole trying to think of something to write about. Nothing significant has occurred so why waste time mouthing off about it? I knew…
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