Rivington 10 Mile Trail Challenge

Rivington 10 Mile Trail Challenge

I’ve never done this event, purely because it’s so local. I run these trails all the time, so it has always felt a bit pointless paying to run an event here. All the same, a few friends were running it, and I thought it would be nice to join them, so I signed up. The...
A Yorkshire 3 Peaks adventure

A Yorkshire 3 Peaks adventure

I’ve wanted to challenge myself to complete the Yorkshire 3 Peaks of Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough for a while, and finally I got around to doing it at the end of September. Originally I was going to join my running club, North Bolton Runners, as they...
Hathersage Hurtle Race Review

Hathersage Hurtle Race Review

I don’t really race nowadays, apart from the occasional fell race, and I certainly don’t spend every weekend doing events, but I had had the Hathersage Hurtle booked in for a while and was really looking forward to it after doing the nearby Grindleford Gallop as part...
Hell of a Hill Marathon Review

Hell of a Hill Marathon Review

This marathon has been on my radar since before I even moved nearby, when I read Robert Young’s Marathon Man book about completing the 5 in 5. Yes, that’s 5 marathons in 5 consecutive days, where each marathon consists of five 3.8 mile loops up the same...
Fell-racing – falling with style

Fell-racing – falling with style

Fell running, sometimes known as hill running, but not to be confused with mountain running, is the sport of running and racing, off road, over upland country where the gradient climbed is a significant component of the difficulty. Since moving to the edge of the West...
Running the Nationals

Running the Nationals

If you’re a regular runner, how often do you get an opportunity to compete with the best athletes in the country? To toe the same startline, and to set off on the same gun? It doesn’t happen in many sports, but the English Cross Country Association...