Tag Archives: winter

Snowline Snowspikes Review

I love fell and trail running in winter. Cloudless, blue sky days with lying snow make running a joy.  But what about when the snow gets compacted and icy or melts and then refreezes over night; aren’t these conditions dangerous … Continue reading

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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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Motivation for Winter Running

It’s cold, wet and windy and dark by 4pm. Doesn’t particularly inspire you to go fell and trail running does it! But what’s the alternative:  Sitting at home watching telly with that nagging, guilty feeling that you haven’t been training? … 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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Keep the snow out of your shoes

Inov-8 Debris Sock Review I recently won a pair of Inov-8 Debris Socks.  Designed to keep grit and stones from getting into your shoes I promptly put them to the back of the drawer thinking they’d come in handy next … Continue reading

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Winter Morning on Higger Tor

I love fell running on mornings when the air is crisp, cold and clear. Sunrise Running When last night’s forecast promised such conditions I decided to get up early and head out into the Peak District.  By 7.30 I was … Continue reading

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Running on Ice

Icy conditions have made fell running training a little difficult recently. Although deep snow is difficult to run through it is actually great for training.  You have to work harder as the snow provides resistance to your forwards movement, you … Continue reading

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Snow Blows

Fell running in the Peak District isn’t always about blue skies & sunshine. Today the wind howled, snow blew horizontally and the world was reduced to cold shades of grey. cold shades of grey This was no day to be … Continue reading

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What’s in the bag?

Winter conditions can be fantastic for fell running in the Peak District. But with cold winds and snow & ice on the hills, the remote fells can be inhospitable places, surely not the best place to run?  However with a … Continue reading

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What’s in the Bag?

Winter conditions can be fantastic for fell running in the Peak District. But with cold winds and snow & ice on the hills, the remote fells can be inhospitable places, surely not the best place to run?  However with a … Continue reading

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