Category Archives: fell running

The Joy of Winter Running

“In his autumn before the winter comes man’s last mad surge of youth” What on Earth am I talking about? It’s mid November, the sky is monotone, the landscape leached of colour as if nature is restricted to a drab … Continue reading

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Mule Bar Energy Products

Fell running over longer distances burns a lot of calories. On long training runs where I’m happy to slow down or stop for a moment I prefer to eat something solid rather than take a gel.  There are plenty of … Continue reading

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Autumn Running

Trail Running and Fell Running in autumn is a bitter-sweet experience. The long, warm, summer days are a fading memory.  No more long days out on the hill with the sun still shining at 9pm.  No more evening races where … Continue reading

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Trail Running at Night

Trail running at night – don’t be afraid! I’m alert, senses heightened to the sounds and smells around me: an owl hoots away to my left, I notice the musky scent of fox and the damp, earthy smell of the … Continue reading

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Berghaus Voltage Jacket

Berghaus Voltage Jacket Review Depending on what type of running I’m doing I use different waterproof jackets.  For fell races I go for as small and lightweight as possible and use the Montane Minimus smock. However for day to day … Continue reading

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Wild Running Review

Wild Running: “The ultimate guide to running the hills, dales and vales of Britain” Wild Running is the first running guidebook of its kind detailing some 150 routes ranging from Land’s End to as far north as Shetland. Written by … Continue reading

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Spectacular Snowdonia

This year I’ve been lucky to experience some spectacular mountain running days in Snowdonia. Time spent preparing for, supporting others on and completing the Paddy Buckley Round meant lots of trips to North Wales and fortunately some stunning days out … Continue reading

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Paddy Buckley Round

The Paddy Buckley Round covers 61 miles and ascends around 28,000ft as it crosses 47 peaks of North Wales. As well as the obvious investment of time spent training to get fit for the challenge it also requires a large … Continue reading

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Fell Running in the Peak District

There are lots of reasons why the Peak District is a great location for fell and trail running. First of all there’s the scenery; from rough open moorlands to pretty limestone dales, each with their own flora and fauna and … Continue reading

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Blue Sky and Birdsong

One of my favourite times for fell running is early in the morning. On the short drive out to the Peak District, passing cars heading in the other direction I reminded myself how lucky I am to be going for … Continue reading

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