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

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

Taking the Plunge

  I have always hated swimming. I think it has always stemmed from a mild fear of being submerged in water, that feeling of never quite being comfortable or in control. I am good at windsurfing, used to race in dinghy sailing and am a (very) average surfer, but have never been keen on anything that goes … More Taking the Plunge