Taking on Bob

70 miles, 42 peaks, 28,000ft of ascent (and descent)

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Decided that today I would stretch myself out a bit by doing a short run down the valley, up Loughrigg and then back again via a couple of landmarks. I met a couple of walkers as I was passing through a gate asking me where I was heading.  When I said up Loughrigg, they had […]

Steel Fell

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Okay, an update on the Steel Fell dream.  I did Steel Fell today after 10 miles or so and without a break before hitting it. Needless to say, it wasn’t quite the “Five strides, ta da!” If you look at Steel Fell from the Dunmail Road it does look bad. It does look steep and […]

A quiet day?

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So yesterday acupuncture with orders to have a quiet day today.  Could I do it? I went to my first ever spinning class this evening.  In terms of sessions something I will definitely repeat. There was a lot of variation to the session, but it was great to be doing a “bike” session where you […]

I headed out today slightly worried about what route I should run.  The rain was heavy and the cloud cover low.  But as I was heading out the door my brother-in-law said, “It might be raining on the day and chances are you won’t be able to see a thing” and with that in mind […]

Best intentions…. I honestly set out with dog with the aim of doing a reasonably small run. 5 miles or so would have been nice. I started off with the idea of just running up Silver How.  Not done that one recently (I think about 8 years!) Loughrigg Terrace gave me views like this of […]

You turn your back for one week and then… This used to be the most beautiful disused railway.  Tree lined with a nice track running down the middle, ideal for running, cycling, dog walking, a short cut to the local supermarket, secondary school.  You get the idea.  Anyway some one has decided that we need […]


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Made it! According to the weather reports its about -12c up here at the moment.  Not going to stand around too long in my running gear! Looking East from Helvellyn, just catch Striding Edge in the left of the shot and Ullswater in the distance. Looking West you can see the Langdales and Scafell Pike […]

Fairfield again

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From Dollywaggon Pike.


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And the view out West, looking over to the Langdales and Scafell Pike in the distance. And this is where I am heading next, Helvellyn!

Still running

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an hour in now, this is the view up to Great Rigg as you round Heron Pike.  You can just see Fairfield in the distance.