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Confidence is currency!


Published by Paul Chrisp on 31/07/13

I'd hoped to do the L50 in 2012, so when the chance came round in 2013 I grabbed it and made sure I was as ready as I could be. If confidence was currency, I wanted to be feeling minted!

Back from the dead


Published by James Hack on 30/07/13

The 2013 Lakeland 50. The hardest, most rewarding test of endurance I've done yet.

There and Back Again, 6 Times!!


Published by Hobbit Tales on 23/07/13

 

It's past one o'clock in the morning and I haven't had my supper! Not only that, I am stuck. Trying to find my way across a river I cannot see. It is all that Rangers' fault. But I can't go back without the apple. What would I say? What would he do! 

 

The Sh


Published by Dave Douglas on 18/07/13

The Sh

As Steph returns from her early morning swim in Hatchmere Lake I'm desperately pulling my last few items together. The last few days have been very hot and I want everything in order for my run, plus the next few days I'll be living in Sheffield so I need to pack a bit extra.

As bad as it sounds I needed to get out of the house as soon as possible, I was been hunted down by external forces.

I'm in the van and on the road, I breath a sigh of relieve. The odds are better stacked now, this is it, it me against me and there can only be one winner!

Opening The Shed Door


Published by Dave Douglas on 16/07/13

Opening The Shed Door

Life's getting a bit crazy at the moment and something has to give. I seem to be great at organising people/groups/walls but when it comes to me I sort of just muddle through it and hope for the best!

A chance to help save Manley & Kingswood areas of forest


Published by admin on 11/07/13

News of meeting. Campaign against plan for 78 cabins and a road in Delamere Forest.

If you only do 1 (more) Ironman


Published by Jon Moorhouse on 10/07/13

If you only do one Ironman!

I did the Outlaw last year, it was my first, and to be my only, Iron Distance Triathlon.  With lots of good training advice from Alvin, Bryan, Daniel and Dani (Merseytri), it was the end of 18 Months of preparation.  During that time I cycled around Northern Ireland, ran my first Ultra, PB’d marathons, learned to swim, rode some sportifs, dropped 10kg and generally became fit, strong and focussed.  I was so happy with my 12:41 (against a target of 15) that I entered straight away for this year.

3 Peaks Yacht Race


Published by Jason Stobbs on 30/06/13

Little did I know about the Three Peaks Yacht Race when the DVD of the previous year’s event was passed to me one evening.  However, when I watched it , wow!  I knew deep down that I would love to take part in this fantastic adventure race and it was race I could only dream of.....

Tattenhall Tough Team Challenge 2013


Published by Tim Holloway on 28/06/13

I’d been looking for a short race, having decided, in true Spartan spirit,  that my niggling injury wasn’t getting any worse and didn’t seem to get better even when rested for a couple of months. Time for a short test – after all “it’s only 9K” somebody had said.

Delamere Forest Dot To Dot Challenge


Published by John Kleiser on 24/06/13

Run to all the 66 posts around Delamere Forest in order. It is about 17 miles.

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