Friday, October 31, 2014
P.S. I'll be UTUPing tomorrow.
Thursday, October 30, 2014
The best day for a winter do would, for me, be Friday 19th December; if you fancy that can you let me know and I'll try and book us in somewhere, probably the Black Horse at Limbrick. We could even call it our Christmas 'Do' and have party hats and everything...
...or perhaps not. Your call.
Monday, October 27, 2014
If training goes well and recovery from the Langdale marathon continues I am planning a road run round the Trough of Bowland on Weds 19th Nov, a distance of about 26 miles.
EtU took on this challenge on a very hot day about three years ago, a run I was due to do with him but from which I had to back out due to injury. Since then it has been planned that I would tackle the run with his time of 5hr 20mins (approx) as a target and with his support from a following car to provide food and drink.
I realise road running is not everyone's favourite pastime but if anyone wishes to join us for all or part of this venture they are most welcome. If there is sufficient interest it may be possible to change the date to a weekend.
As ever at the moment all plans are subject to the scheduled operation on my shoulder. As yet there is no hint of a date.
Thursday, October 23, 2014
A Saturday bagging summits, a variety of Wainright’s outlyers, Birketts and Marilyns followed by the Joss Naylor Dinner a The Bridge and a Wander around Wasdale on Sunday morning led by the man himself. Very enjoyable : ) Few more here
Sunshine on Morcambe Bay from Coniston Fells
Boat house on Wastwater
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Disappointed at my Fleet half marathon time slipping out of the Power of 10 rankings the Parbold 10K, which was advertised as a course suitable for PBs, seemed a good opportunity to return to the age group listings.
Unfortunately the organisers were a trifle liberal with their use of the English language and what promised to be a fast course was in fact undulating with a steady climb during the last mile. However, recent training on the hilly roads around Winter Hill proved their worth and gave me a finishing time of 51 mins 14 secs, fast enough to win a bottle of wine (I was the only over 75). I also beat the winner of the over 70s, who is member of the national duathlon team, so a worthy scalp to take.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Earlier rain made for treacherous conditions for the racers resulting in our mate TYC being airlifted off with a dislocated knee. He’s resting up and planning to be back on the fells before too long
FSS suffering from a poorly knee so I had company on the hill for a bit of a trot and some snapping. More in the usual place if you fancy it.
From The Band
Monday, October 13, 2014
Sunday, October 12, 2014
Without an obvious leader we weren't really sure where to go but eventually opted for the Pike, Two Lads, the Trig Point, Hordern Stoops, the Bomber Memorial and back to Rivington Green via Alance Bridge. At that point YJ and I decided that we had permission to play out for a little longer and roamed through the gardens whilst the others headed back to the barn for refreshments.
The cafe set probably clocked up a good 9 miles, whilst the bros went well over 11.
Good to have a bigger group than of late, and especially good to have our senior member back on board.
I'm up in the Lakes on the 18th (Joss Naylor Dinner and probably the Screes Race) but hopefully someone will take my place at the barn and keep the numbers up.