Monday, November 28, 2016

Special offer for Guided Two Crosses Challenge

I have decided to offer my services in guiding you round the Two Crosses Circuit Challenge on March 19th. This is at a bargain one-time offer of only £99.50pp. This of course excludes entry fee of £10 (advance), £12 OTD but I will buy you a drink (usually fine whisky and sherry stocked) at Check-point 7 (the Naughty Corner). PS Don't tell them they are free! 
As suggested earlier, it would be a great idea to develop into guided tours of Coope's Dozen (could add an extra £30 by including a T-shirt).

Friday, November 25, 2016

had to happen some day!

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Winter Solstice/Christmas Do

I'm making arrangements for Friday 9th December, please can you let me  know whether you will be coming and if so, with how many?

Monday, November 14, 2016

Three Peaks run

Weather conditions were perfect for running last Saturday, although a combination of heavy overnight rain and snow melt made for very soft going indeed. I set off from Horton with my friends Rachel and Steve and we summited Pen y Ghent in 50 mins

The long run over to Ribblehead was easy but very muddy. Steve peeled off at High Birkwith as he had to get back to work, and Rachel and I carried on to Ribblehead where we were met by Anne with tea, soup and dry clothes.
Rachel went home and was replaced by Roisin (who some of you have met as she did all three of the Curleys' races earlier in the year). Roisin is a National Trust ranger and we spent much of the ascent of Whernside talking about their plans for Malham Tarn - tree planting, introducing water voles, volunteers, to name but a few. We summited at about 12.45 but struggled a bit on the descent as the flags that have been put down to combat erosion were very slippy indeed.

 We reached the Hill Inn about 15 mins down on schedule to be met by Roisin's husband Jake, and my friends Mark and Sue.
More tea, and a change of shoes, and I was off, this time on my own on the ascent of Ingleborough. I found the last steep bit very hard work and visibility was very poor on the summit plateau. After the obligatory photo, I set off for Horton.

By now I was feeling tired and the descent seemed to go on for ever. However, as soon as I dropped out of the mist I was met by Julia who had run up from Horton, and a bit further down by Claire who had done the same. Now when you are tired I can strongly recommend the company of two young cheerful ladies as after they joined me the time flew by and we were back in Horton, tired but happy.
Just over 6 hours running, 24.5 miles and 5000ft of climbing. A grand day out.

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Three Peaks

I am going to run the Three Peaks next Saturday (November 12th). If anyone wants to join me, you are most welcome

Friday, November 04, 2016

November 2016 - My Plans for Saturday Mornings

5th - UTUP

12th - Haigh Hall Park Run

19th - UTUP

26th - UTUP

Grateful for company on any of these.