Monday, December 31, 2012
I hope everyone had a a good Christmas. At the last check no extra weight had been added so a promising start to the new year.
It was good to set off with the grown ups on the Saturday before Christmas even if the common route did not last long. T'Y caught me just after the bowling club and apart from one or two glimpses of the others as I looked back I was once more on my own.
The objective of 20 miles was achieved at a marginally faster pace than the previous week with almost 75 per cent run, an accumulation 14.41 miles made up of 65 short runs interspersed with short walks. Total time out was 4 hrs 55 mins.
Further progress was made during an outing around Hove and Brighton in the company of son and daughter where five miles plus included four well spaced runs of a mile each. Slowly the running is building up (emphasis on slowly) and rejoining the main squad on Saturday mornings is beginning to seem a lot nearer.
Sunday, December 30, 2012
Pics from the week on Out and About – wonderful week, although not a lot of miles covered!
Christmas Day Berries
On the way to the Sales on Boxing Day
Belmont Res - On the way to the Strawberry Duck
Above Entwistle Res
Stunning sunset on the walk back to Belmont
Saturday, December 29, 2012
Ended the year on a splutter!
Sorry I did not make the UTUP today I've been down with a cold all over Christmas which has turned into the usual chest infection, so I am now banging back steroids like smarties! I did turn up at the barn today about 11:30 but no one was there to wish a happy new year for 2013. The bacon butty and cappuccino were still good though. So my Christmas holiday plan of 5 events just fizzled out.
I was hoping to do the Disorientation event at Tintwistle tomorrow but common sense is prevailing so I will jog around Haigh Hall park doing the POC post check instead! I am hoping to be well enough to do the SROC New Year cracker Urban event at Lancaster University on Tuesday if anyone wants to join me.
So I will now take this opportunity to wish all of you bog trotting, hill pounding, badinaging lovely people a happy, healthy, prosperous and good running New Year. If I don't do it now I will forget.
See you all soon and have a great New Year.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Monday, December 24, 2012
Busy, busy week – so no time to blog, although been keeping the blips up to date. Enjoying the wind down to the big day, although with two of the three nephews working on the 25th, our main Christmas celebrations will take place on Boxing Day when the bird will get roasted.
Good to see some of you on Tuesday night – glad the rain kept off our mince pies and sorry to dash away Friday, but Ian had a very early get up for (literally) a run round Helvellyn. Difficult conditions and I hear not too good over Healey Nab, look forward to a posting.
Given the conditions I chose a local run with a delayed start – weather was so bad I didn’t take a camera – shock horror! Sunday was a much better day so with Ian in slow mode, we headed out together – a few pics here and below. All that remains is to wish everyone the very best for a Merry Christmas
More wintry in the afternoon
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Thanks again NLN and SN for arranging this outing and providing the mince pies and coffee. A good night for a trot up to the mast and great to see the Kirkhams out again. In all a very enjoyable evening.
I mentioned to some the prospect of a very bright comet next year. Details can be seen on www. nightskyhunter.com/Comets%20Visible%20Tonight!.html
Saturday, December 15, 2012
But first, don't forget to gather near the Bobs Smithy at 6:30 on Tuesday 18th December for a run up to the trig point and back, followed by goodies outside and booze inside.
There will be two routes, either Chorley Old Road, Georges Lane, Mast Road, or, for the more foolish, Walker Fold Road, Matchmoor Road, Burnt Edge, Mast Road - bring your headtorch. Guess which I'll be doing.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Do you mind if I try to form a splinter group, going out via Matchmoor Lane and Burnt Edge and rendezvousing at the trig point, before all running down together?
The Matchmoor group (me?) could even pick up the Matchmoor trig on the way, or is that getting a bit silly?
In the absence of any other solstice celebrations SN and I cordially invite you all to join us on our Tuesday run next week that’s the 18th December. We’ve delayed our start time to 6.30pm in the hope that more folk will be able to partake. Meet in the vicinity of Bob’s Smithy with the plan of keeping to the tarmac surfaces to get to the trigpoint on Winter Hill. The route is about six miles – or as far as you feel you wish to. Having timed the route we should be back at the cars around 8 o’clock if you just want a social meet! Bad weather options available. We will have mince pies and hot coffee back at the cars and hopefully adjourn to the pub before departing.
Hope you can make it! Well what else would you be doing on a Tuesday night.
PS – Don’t know what’s happened to my blips EtU – still showing up on my blog
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Monday, December 10, 2012
(Son-in-law Jorge placed 120th in about 61 minutes)
The good news is that there was no recurrence of the worrying breathlessness that visited me at the Kirbymoor Fell race race two weeks ago - so I'm just unfit, rather than closer to death's door than I had recently thought.
The conditions were blustery but apart from that, generally fine and bright and a good time (!) was had by nearly all.
No show from Matt due to injury, see his post dated 7th Dec, and no show from SN, just an 'Oops!' text as I ate a rather mediocre post-race lunch at the New Drop, an over-large 'pub' just after the three mile point on the race route.
PS:- the puddings were Morrisons 'cheapest available' - but as they say, the proof of the pudding...
Saturday, December 08, 2012
I thought I'd take the car out for its first play in the snow. Looking promising on the way to the Hamlet of Street (about half way between Sedbergh and Kirkby Stephen)
Friday, December 07, 2012
As I’ve not been out for a while I’m just keeping in touch by posting to say well done to everyone for their various escapades. TF for her time in the ToP, EtU, TF, and TYC for the Kirbymoor Fell Race(wanted to join you), JtE for continuing to keep up with everyone, YJ for his continued fight back against his injury, NLN for her photography and T’yorkshireman for having the good sense to move to Lancashire. If your team don’t get 3 points on Saturday T’y, they’re going nowhere(no ware).
Through heavy lifting I’ve incurred a back injury, no doubt aggravated through running when I first did it, which is taking longer to mend than I thought. Sorry I’ll be missing our Longridge Christmas pudding race on Sunday EtU, it’s one I really enjoy, at the finish, that is.
Back to stretching to back. Mirrored Palindrome?
What good weather you’ve had to be out on the moors.
Thursday, December 06, 2012
Or possibly a diferent venue (UTDP?), which could involve booze and/or food.
Or UTUP followed by (laced) hot choccy in the barn - this would have the advantage of
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Few more from Saturday here.
Tree tops catching the sun – from the avenue up to the Top Barn
Sun on the lagoon on way to Pike
Bit of a blur, but Pike illuminated by the sunshine
TYC descending Pike in strong sunshine
Sunshine and shadows on Winter Hill
On the way up to Burnt Edge
Looking across to the windfarm from Winter Hill summit
Not out this Saturday – have fun : )