My Journal

Everything from climbing mountains to midweek microadventures

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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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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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. […]
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Race Report: Marmot Dark Mountains 2017

DNF – Did Not Finish. The three letters a runner never wants to hear. Marmot Dark Mountains was an incredible race. It was everything I had expected and more – testing navigation, brutal conditions and challenging terrain, the event certainly lived up to its reputation. However, despite having a fantastic time, it was also my […]
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Snowless Scottish Ski Tour!

The Plan The original plan was marvellous – or at least it was in my head… Between Christmas and New Year I would drive up to Aviemore where there would be the perfect amount of snow for a three-day ski tour. Here I would be travelling from bothy to bothy ticking off as many 4000ft […]
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I have walked 1000 miles, and I will walk 1000 more…

1609 kilometres, 160934400 centimetres, 2 million steps… However you want to measure it a thousand miles is a pretty long way! Over the course of last year, I’ve effectively covered the same distance as walking from the Peak District to Milan! I can tell you now; it’s not been easy or plain sailing, but #Walk2016 […]
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Race Report: Keswick Open5 Series

Last weekend I popped up to Keswick for the first of this year’s Open5 Series. For those of you who haven’t heard of Open5, these are a series of adventure races in which you have to navigate to as many checkpoints as you can within a five hour period, both on mountain bike and foot. Given […]
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