Journal

Trying hard up hills and often falling down them.

Climbing Mont Blanc- my first + 4000m peak!

Sitting down to write and tell you about the second quarter of my #Walk2016 with ViewRanger I can’t believe we are already halfway through the year. Where has the time gone!? After a shaky first three months, interrupted by injury, I am pleased to say this quarter has been much better and I have nearly caught […]
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#Bike2016 with ViewRanger

Looking for a challenge this summer – why not sign up for ViewRanger’s #bike2016? With the options to pledge to ride 6,000, 3,000, 1,500 or 750 miles before the end of the year, it’s the perfect way to push yourself or try something new. The thing I love most about cycling is that you always feel […]
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Heart of Yorkshire Sportive

My introduction to road biking was riding round the Peak District trying desperately not to fall off my oversized, rickety, single speed Peugeot Carbolite – which was probably better suited to a hipster in London. I soon realised I needed to upgrade to something a little more hill friendly! So with the help of Pinkbike, […]
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Whinlatter Lake District Lasses Day

Social media is great sometimes! A few weeks ago I was flicking through Instagram when I saw that Rach-Elizzabeth was putting on an event at Whinlatter – the Lake District Lasses Launch Party. The day after my race at Keswick Mountain Festival (read more about that here), this was perfect timing as I would already be […]
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Keswick Mountain Festival 2016

As you know, I have been looking forward to Keswick Mountain Festival for ages! So Friday night I headed straight to the Lake District from work. Admittedly the forecast did not look great, but that didn’t damp my spirits (excuse the pun!). Making good time, I arrived at the official campsite around 8 pm. I am […]
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Time for a Spring Clean!

As I am sure you all know I love kit… As a result, I have collected (and loved) many jackets over the years. Once retired from use these tend to gather dust in my wardrobe. That is until now, as Mountain Warehouse have launched a great initiative called  Jacket In. Jacket In means you can take your […]
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A sunny recce of the Peaks Skyrace Route

Originally the plan for the weekend had been to head over to Wales to check out the V3K Skyrunning route. However when the forecast for Snowdon was very wet and stormy, and the Peak District was gloriously warm and dry, it seemed a shame to run from the sun! The change of plan did mean […]
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