Category Archives: Peak District

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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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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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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High Peak Marathon

“Dave, do you want to be in our team for the High Peak Marathon?” Damn, I’d been avoiding that for a few years, I’d always had a niggling injury or something else in the diary but this year there was … Continue reading

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I’m Running Up That (Win) Hill

One of my favourite runs in the Peak District is the trail run from Ladybower Reservoir to the top of Win Hill. It rises 280 metres in just over 3km on good terrain.  It is never too steep to force … Continue reading

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Inov-8 Muclaw 300. One thousand km and still going!

This weekend I clocked up my one thousandth kilometre in my Inov-8 Mudclaw 300’s. For a shoe that has to put up with the harshest of treatment; the acidic peat of the Peak District and the abrasive gritstone and rough … Continue reading

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Frosty Burbage Run

Sometimes the weather doesn’t inspire me to go running at all.  But today was different. We’ve had more than our fair share of wet and wind this winter.  Running under dull grey skies, head down vainly trying to avoid the … Continue reading

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A Year of Trail and Fell Running

Another year of trail running and fell running and some great memories. January gave some cold, crisp, blue sky winter days, probably my favourite running conditions. In February I organised a “navigation for fell runners” course.  It was great to … Continue reading

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Inov-8 Roclite

Inov-8 Roclite have been my shoe of choice this year. I’ve used them for working, training and racing.  Unfortunately the rough gritstone, coarse heather and acidic peat of the Peak District have taken their toll and after 878 kilometres (I … Continue reading

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