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16 December 2016 0 Comments

2016 – a solid if not spectacular season

2015 had been all about returning to Ironman racing, and at the time I reckoned it to be my toughest season yet. To top that experience I had decided that 2016 would be another year of Ironman, but this time I would be racing in Bolton. Having been a member of COLT (City of Lancaster […]

6 December 2016 2 Comments

Finishing with a whimper

Throughout October I had been a model of consistency, running every day of the month. Once the days darkened into November things took a different turn. With a target to hit of 5,000km cycling for the year I thought I’d better jump on my bike to have any hope of meeting it. It was a […]

16 May 2016 0 Comments

Tough Test

Sedbergh is a lovely little town nestled beneath the Howgill Fells which are either an outlier of the Lake District or in the Yorkshire Dales, depending on your point of view. In good weather the open and rounded fells offer beautiful walking country with fantastic views in every direction. But that openness together with a […]

13 May 2016 0 Comments

Fell Racing

On Sunday I’m on the start line for the Howgills Trail 13 race. This is going to be a hilly one. The Howgill fells are fabulous grassy fells above the small town of Sedbergh on the eastern fringes of the Lake District. Once you are on the tops it’s great becuase you can run from […]

2 December 2015 0 Comments

2015 – The Toughest Year Yet

2015 for me was all about returning to Ironman racing. After 3 seasons of half ironman and Olympic distance racing I felt I had recovered sufficiently properly from my Achilles problem to up the ante once more and compete in an Ironman. Ironman UK had already sold out by the time I decided to enter […]

19 October 2015 0 Comments

Life in the old dog

Yesterday I lined up for the Lancaster Trail Half Marathon for the third year in a row. I like this race because it’s along the towpath of the picturesque Lancaster Canal and there is not a single step along a road. It’s a low key, low stress affair that ought to be more popular than […]

8 February 2015 3 Comments

A Beautiful Morning for a Run

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19 October 2014 0 Comments

Wind Assisted

I wrote my season review a tad prematurely, it seems. This morning I ran the Lancaster Trail Half Marathon. I’d forgotten that I’d done this race last year and when someone mentioned it on the COLT club Facebook page I made a last minute decision to give it another go. And I’m so pleased I […]