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Update : Came in at 6:05 and in 11th place in Walkers class. 5.30am, September 25th 2011, a time of day no sensible person should be up at. The same non sane person who had paid to walk 20 miles along the length of the Hope Valley for the fourth year in a row.  There […]

3 years ago I wrote a rough guide to north east Mallorca, and it is still one of the most referenced entries on this blog over that period, so after the last 11 days staying in the same resort, it might to be prudent to do an update to this article.  The original post can […]

The Nine Edges Challenge 2010

Posted: 26th September 2010 by admin in Endurance Events, Travel

Event Link here Google Map Link here Nine Edges Results 2010 My preparations for this years Nine Edges challenge was not ideal, a couple of days after signing up at the end of July, I strained my tendon in a freak playground accident with my daughter, followed by turning my ankle a week later just […]

Training for Nine Edges has started!

Posted: 20th July 2010 by admin in Sport, Travel

I’ve finally got into regular training for the Nine Edges Challenge in September by building up my 3 mile time on a loop at lunch time.  Two weeks in and already got it down 6 minutes. I’m using Trip Computer on my phone to record the track and time each run, you can see the […]

East Yorkshire Getaway

Posted: 26th May 2010 by admin in Travel

The run to York was fast, faster than I remember from a couple of years ago. The only problem is to remember you are not on the motorway and 85mph is going to cost you a lot of money and points on your driving license. Its only when you drop onto the single carriage way […]

Nine Edges 2009 – Its getting better

Posted: 5th October 2009 by admin in Endurance Events, Travel

Tell me (deep breath) why (deep breath) I’ve paid (deep breath) to do this (deep breath) again.  That was my feelings as I ascended the 350m up to the top of Derwent Edge, its utter madness if you thought about it.  You’ve still got 21.5 miles to do, and your warm up is the steepest […]

Holiday Part 4 – Portmerrion and Ffestiniog Railway

Posted: 27th September 2009 by admin in Travel

On the last two days of the holiday, we did the local tourist things you do when you are in the Portmadog area, mainly go on one of the steam trains and go to visit Portmeirion. I’ll cover the latter first, as it had more of an impact on me. Portmeirion photos can be found […]

DON’T GO TO PWLLHELI EVER! THERE IS NOTHING TO DO! OK, warning over, lets get on with the day. Today was an early start, as I was going to a attempt an ascent of Moewlyn Mawr. Starting out from Creoso village, the plan was to ascend the peak and if time allowed a lower neighbouring […]

Holiday Part 2 – Arrival and Caernarfon

Posted: 27th September 2009 by admin in Travel

Some how yesterday we managed to get across from Chester to Portmadog on mostly deserted roads,and no caravans to be be seen! We came down via Denbigh, over past Llyn Brenig on the B4501 and then after a short run on the A5 we headed south on the B4407 over the moors to Ffesiniog before […]

Holiday Part 1 – The Travelodge Rant and Chester

Posted: 27th September 2009 by admin in Travel

I pull aside the curtains from the sofa bed next to the window, it still dark, 6am I guess, I am wrong, checking my phone its 5.20am. Having nothing else left to do but lie here, I realise I could be in any hotel in this chain, in any location in the UK right now, […]