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Adventure - an unusual and exciting or daring experience
noun | [ad-ven-cher] ədˈvɛntʃə
Adventure is a unique thing. It can mean so many different things to so many people. Just as an adventure can be scaling a mountain or travelling the world, it can also be watching the sunset a few miles from your house or a night wild camping under the stars.

Adventure does not have a set of criteria or requirements. It is entirely personal - you decide what you want it to be.

Initially, I set up Mud, Chalk & Gears on a quest to try and find my adventure. Since doing this, I can't tell you how many incredible experiences I have had. From epically hard endurance races to climbing my first mountains, I am still discovering what adventure means to me and loving every minute of it.
More than anything I believe that everyone should take the time to find their adventure. It doesn't matter how big or small this is, or if it sounds impressive or not - what's important is that you get out there and look for it!

I can guarantee you, I am not the fastest or the most talented, but I do believe if you have a dream and are willing to put in the hard work required to make it happen, things will fall into place. Through this site, I want to show you that you can be ordinary and still achieve the extraordinary! I want to inspire you to find your adventure.

So start dreaming, get reading, never be afraid to ask questions, and most important of all - take that first step. Believe me, it is worth it.

Latest Posts

2016
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July

2017

A Dream of White Horses

When people ask me what my favourite sport is, I find it impossible to answer – I’m a jack of all trades and master of none. Amongst climbing, mountain biking, and fell running I love anything that involves being outside, especially if it’s in the mountains. Although I wouldn’t change this for the world, spreading […]
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May

2017

A midweek microadventure (thoughts from a damp bivvy)!

Scrolling through my Instagram feed my head is filled with ideas and inspiration. From epic expeditions to far away mountains I dream of one day exploring, it can sometimes feel like there isn’t enough time, money and days off to fit it all in. This used to (and still occasionally does) frustrate me. However, I’ve […]
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May

2017

Race Report: SILVA Great Lakeland 3Day

What is the SILVA Great Lakeland 3Day? The SILVA Great Lakeland 3Day is a three-day mountain marathon with a twist… Now before you jump to conclusions having read some of my other blogs – it’s a good twist! The key focus of the event is MAXIMUM enjoyment. How great is that!? I think it’s worth […]
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March

2017

Race Report: Edale Skyline 2017

Preparation: Running through my typical pre-race routine the morning of Edale Skyline, it occurred to me it’s been a while since I’ve done a fell race. Surprisingly, in the lead up to the event I had been more relaxed than ever, not getting too nervous or stressed about the undulating 21 miles ahead of me. […]

ViewRanger Adventure Racing Ambassador

As someone who is passionate about encouraging people to get outside and explore the outdoors, I was delighted when ViewRanger approached me to be their ambassador. With detailed digital maps from all over the world, an extensive directory of downloadable trail guides, and advanced GPS waypoint navigation at my fingertips, ViewRanger allows me to feel confident where ever I am, as well as giving me the ability to record and share all my latest experiences and challenges.
As someone who is passionate about encouraging people to get outside and explore the outdoors, I was delighted when ViewRanger approached me to be their ambassador. With detailed digital maps from all over the world, an extensive directory of downloadable trail guides, and advanced GPS waypoint navigation at my fingertips, ViewRanger allows me to feel confident where ever I am, as well as giving me the ability to record and share all my latest experiences and challenges.