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In It To Win It!


Published by Dave Douglas on 14/05/13

In It To Win It

I started to run again eight years ago to get a bit fitter for my true sport of climbing. On a climbing holiday in Calpè, Spain I was getting cabin fever after bad weather had a group of us holed up together in a typical Spanish appartment. There's only so much drinking, story telling and eating one can do!

Sandstone Trail Challenge 2013


Published by John Kleiser on 13/05/13

“Ten, nine, For Sparta, eight, seven, six, For Sparta, five, four, three, two, one, go”, we were running. Our pack funneled out of a Whitchurch car park. 33 miles and Frodsham were waiting for us. See the video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IP76ykuefgs

There and Back Again, Again


Published by Hobbit Tales on 13/05/13

The epic adventure of one humble Hobbit as he ventures forth on the Sandstone Trail.

Notes On Nerves


Published by Andy Mouncey on 08/05/13

When I was working with some world class swimmers a few years ago, one of the big issues for some of them was competition nerves.

Open Water Swimming - options for 2013


Published by James Hack on 08/05/13

A round up for this year's options for Open Water Swimming

The Three Peaks Race: Unfinished Business


Published by Nick Wishart on 06/05/13

Last year this event was one of my identified A races for the year. Me, Steve, Andy and Jason set off from the field in Horton, expecting a challenging but great day over the Three Peaks of PenyGhent, Whernside and Ingleborough. Unfortunately, a little over 40 minutes later, my race ended prematurely, as just after dibbing in at the first summit, I turned my ankle badly on the descent. I was devastated to DNF, but even after a trial hobble in an effort to carry on, it was clear my day was over.

For a while last year, I actually considered adding a warning sign to myself:

Tigers Todger, Sheffield


Published by Dave Douglas on 02/05/13

Tigers Todger, Sheffield

 I did my first fell race last night and got my eyes widely opened (and my lungs). I expected 50ish people I got 262!

Hawks, Lakes and a Coffin


Published by Matt Boot on 01/05/13

I like racing, but I'm not sure why. This race helped me to see more clearly some of the reasons why I do it...

Long Mynd - Hard work for Hobbitses


Published by James Hack on 30/04/13

A long overdue trail running trip to Long Mynd, home of hairy footed Hobbits.

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