Tag 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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Running or Playing?

I have a little playground in the Peak District that is perfect for trail running. Some days I don’t want to train hard, I want a recovery run or an easy session. Sometimes the weather is just too good to … 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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Summer’s End

The sun sets early now on my Peak District running adventures. The long evenings and long shadows a fading memory, the warm evenings replaced by a noticeable chill in the air. All is not lost; an evening run over Stanage … 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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Come Run With Me

The beauty of running in the Peak District is that the Peak District is beautiful. 15 minutes.  That’s all it takes to escape the tarmac and traffic of Sheffield for the woods, trails and hills of the National Park. Wide … 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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Spring, Sun and Snow

Fell Running in the Peak District has been difficult of late. But this weekend Spring showed her long awaited face and warmth returned.  Blue skies, sunshine and a respite from the nagging, bone chilling easterly wind that we have endured … Continue reading

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Winter Lingers

A year ago I sat in the sun on Grindslow Knoll, marshalling on the Edale Skyline fell race. This year I had planned on doing the race and was looking forwards to a gruelling 20 odd miles of running, however … Continue reading

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Navigating when it’s Grim

Teaching navigation skills in bad weather is a good thing… …and the last week has been particularly “grim”.  Cold, windy days with the Peak District hills hidden away under a heavy blanket of low cloud.  Normally, running in these conditions … Continue reading

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