Ennerdale 50k

High Terrain Events have always delivered some of my favourite races over the years. Fond memories of snow on the Whinlatter duathlons, 4th place at Scafell Pike Marathon (still one of the most varied races you could wish to do), pulling my calf warming up for the Borrowdale 21k and marshalling for hours in the … More Ennerdale 50k

British Fell Relays aka the Battle for North Leeds

The “dambusters” dam at Fairholmes in the Peak District was the spectacular backdrop for this year’s national fell running relay championships, hosted by Dark Peak FR club. Last year’s event in Grasmere was a real highlight in the calendar, and this year the organisers had the unenviable task of bussing hundreds of runners from Bamford … More British Fell Relays aka the Battle for North Leeds

Training, Tiredness, Tapering- a Road Marathon Journey

Training, tiredness, tapering- many runners currently preparing for a Spring marathon will I am sure be all too familiar with those terms. In the past I have been guilty of “winging it” when preparing for a long race, especially a road marathon- I never had the discipline or willingness to commit to a proper block … More Training, Tiredness, Tapering- a Road Marathon Journey

Bhaji Butties, Bus Epics and British Fell Relay Champs

Grasmere in the Lake District was the picturesque venue for this years British fell relay championships, with Ambleside AC hosting the event. This is one in which our club Valley Striders AC has had some attendance at in the past but not with regularity. This is in part due to often long distances required to … More Bhaji Butties, Bus Epics and British Fell Relay Champs