Tag Archives: fell running

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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Sparkling Autumn Day

The weather forecast for the Peak District promised a “sparkling autumn day”. And so it turned out, clear blue skies with just a hint of cumulus building on the western horizon – perfect weather for fell running. I usually record … Continue reading

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Hill Reps Hurt

“I reach the crest of the steep hill oblivious to everything except the pounding in my temples and the battle between body and mind; one screaming “stop” the other willing a few more moments of effort.  Relief, when it comes … Continue reading

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Trail Running or Fell Running?

Trail running or fell running, what’s the difference? When I tell people that I’m a fell runner I’m often asked what the difference is between fell running and trail running.  What is a fell? Are trail runs and fell runs … Continue reading

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It’s Not Always Hard Work

Some days I run hard. Race training: maximum efforts, hurting, oblivious to everything except the pounding in my temples and the battle between body and mind; one screaming “stop” the other willing a few more moments of effort.  I am … Continue reading

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Cumulus and Cotton Grass

One thing I love about fell running in the Peak District is how the scenery changes with the seasons. The last couple of weeks has seen an explosion of Cotton Grass, turning parts of the moors into a shimmering, silver … Continue reading

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Testing Conditions on Helvellyn

The Helvellyn Triathlon run route is tough at the best of times. Add strong winds, low cloud, heavy rain, sleet and patches of lying snow and you’re in for a real challenge. Mark and Scott were booked on to the … Continue reading

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