Part 5 – My first ultra marathon – the V3K – Welsh 3000s in one day.

Preparation I arrived embarrassingly under prepared. I was about to take part in my first ever ultra marathon (this is just a footrace that is longer than a marathon) and by the time I swung my sandaled feet out of my car, it was late enough for the near solstice sun to have dipped behind …

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The Garrigil Round – Taking in 5 Hewitts – Burnhope Seat, Dead Stones, Flinty Fell, Round Hill, Viewing Hill

A quick weekend up in the North Pennines. It's a beautiful place, wild, lonely and yellow. We set out on a run taking in 5 Hewitts - Burnhope Seat, Dead Stones, Flinty Fell, Round Hill, Viewing Hill. Starting as the sun came up, pretty close to the shortest day of the year, the ground was frozen. …

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From being lost in the clouds to my first ultramarathon – the Welsh 3,000s and the V3K

It's been about a year since my last post on here. Since then I've ridden 1,500 miles from Nottingham to Norway; ran a few ultramarathons; hiked in the Italian and French Alps; learned how to rock climb and been on a climbing trip to Mallorca; ridden to Brugges and back on a fixed gear bike (again); …

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