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Poetry in Motion – 214 in 214

I knew it was going to be my lucky day when the front seats were free on the top of the double decker … Continue reading

Fetching the Van – 214 in 214

I’ve got Joss Naylor to thank for the inspiration. I was flicking through his biography “Joss” and came across a piece about his … Continue reading

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Windy Weather Window – 214 in 214

Here in the Lake District, the weather has been absolutely shit for the last week. Heavy rain, gales and even more rain. Last … Continue reading

Looking back towards Thornthwaite Beacon

Seven Snowy Summits – 214 in 214

It was a gorgeous sunny morning, with blue skies. I started thinking about a Wainwright run for this afternoon, after work. I packed … Continue reading

View from Wansfell

214 summits in 214 days

A couple of years ago, in 2016, I came up with an idea for a personal challenge. To run all 214 Wainwright summits … Continue reading

Trails less Travelled

An inspiring interview with Nicky Ridley Over the last fourteen years, I have had the good fortune to hear some incredible life stories … Continue reading

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Run in the woods

Recently I returned from a run in the woods in a state of high euphoria. I was buzzing. The light was perfect with … Continue reading

Setting off on the Derwentwater Trail Challenge

Back to Front – Lakeland Trails in Keswick

Back in September, I finally realise an ambition that has been more than thirteen years in the making. Turning up to the recent … Continue reading

55 at 55 – An Ultra Run Too Far

I couldn’t see a thing. Like a blind man, my arms outstretched trying to feel in the darkness, making contact with a wooden … Continue reading

Wasdale Weather Window – A Wainwright Bagging Run

I’d planned today’s Wainwright bagging adventure at the end of last week. Second guessing weather maps that showed band after band of fronts … Continue reading

Here comes the bride

Love on the Lakeland Trails

Many months ago, I was at one of our Lakeland Trails events chatting with Terry Charles, from Wirral Vikings. Terry ran his first trail … Continue reading