Monday, December 26, 2016

Two 'Lads' on Two Lads

Just the Iceman and  I UTUPped on Christmas Eve, but we had an enjoyable, if slightly wind battered, run over  the Pike, Two Lads and the Trig Point, before returning to the barn for light refreshments.

No caption competition for this one, as the photographer has already provided one, unless you can do better:-

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Christmas Running

Saturday 24th - I'll be UTUPing, anything up to three hours, or less,with time for coffee at the Barn.

Wednesday 28th - LTUP = later time, usual place., 9:00 at the Bottom Barn, perhaps one and a half hours, followed by coffee.

Season's Greetings

The Lord of Brentford and SWINW would like to wish all our friends in wfdbwgua a very happy and holy Christmas. As is our wont, we will be be giving a donation to charity rather than send cards; this year's charity is the Yorkshire Cancer Centre.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Christmas Run

A few pics given the fabulous conditions as EtU, YJ and I climbed through the inversion and into the sunny uplands of Winter Hill summit.  An enjoyable morning finished off with refreshments in the Bowling Green cafe :)


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Monday, December 19, 2016

Christmas bonus

SWINW wanted to visit her sister before Christmas, so I contacted EtU to see if he fancied a short run this morning whilst the ladies went shopping.
A trot up the Pike was followed by a descent to George's Lane, then down accross a field, over a gate into the woods above the Devil's Steps. There followed some fairly desperate manoeuvres in the bushes ( for further details apply to EtU) before we reached the concrete path and a pleasant jog back to the barn.
An enjoyable morning out made Ben better by discovering that SWINW had not spent a fortune!

Friday, December 16, 2016

Christmas Outing - Saturday 17th December

All welcome to come along for a festive fun run tomorrow.  Options are UTUP or a slightly later start at 9.00am  from car park adjacent to Rivington primary school.  The two parties will meet for coffee at  Rivington Bowling Green cafe at 11.00am.  Be good to see you :)

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Christmas Card

Hi everyone,

Thank you to those of you who have sent me and Duncan a Christmas card.  This year, we will not be sending cards (mainly because I haven't even bought any yet and can't find a spare two minutes to do anything at the minute!) and are instead making a donation to the Bolton Destitute Animal Shelter. 

I have therefore designed an e-card for you all which can be accessed on the below link.  Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to work on smart phones and requires Flash player but hopefully you'll be able to view it on your PC.

Hope you all have a lovely Christmas and all the best for the New Year!

Here's hoping 2017 brings us all some great running adventures!

Christa and Duncan x

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Howgill Heaven

As regular readers will know, one of the many advantages of living in Settle is that I now have two hareems. ( For any new readers, I must explain that this is not due to my being irresistible to women but is due to my being retired and therefore able to run on a weekday).
One of my hareems meets every Thursday morning in term time and last week we drove up to Sedbergh to run on the Howgills. I had done a race from Sedbergh but I was not otherwise familiar with the area. It turned out that I was in for a very pleasant surprise. The initial climb was steep but runnable (think of Foxholes with a non tarmac surface) but once on the tops there were miles of rounded hills with nice tracks

We climbed Arant Haw, Calders, The Calf, Bram Hill Top and Winder, before the steep drop back into Sedbergh for tea and cake ( the Thursday Hareems is very keen on tea and cake). 
So if you don't know the area, I do strongly recommend it. Perhaps one of EtU's tours is needed.