Trigger Bus – 2016

Ok, it looks like I’ve been arm-twisted into driving the Hayfield mini-bus for the Trigger (2016).

I’ve booked the bus, and going off the posts on Facebook I have the following names so far:

Nic Barber
Andy Holmes   (paid)
Pat Barry   (paid)
Digby Harris
Barny Crawshaw
Ian Mills
Tim Horrocks
Mark Cliff
Dave Ward   (paid)
Bruce Owen
Dave Soles
Steve Knowles   (paid)
Claire Aspinall
Lee Langdon
Will Meredith
Dan Riley

If you want to book a seat, post on here. I’ll add pricing details etc. later…

It’s probably going to cost £5 each if we fill the bus. I’ve paid up front for the bus – so the money is all payable to me. As soon as you like!

That’s it – full!

RAB Mini Mountain Marathon, August 29th

John Williams thought he’d like to share this rather amusing story about his experience at this recent Keswick-based event (but he couldn’t work out how to use the Blog!)

At the end of these navigation events, the debrief is always full of ifs and buts. Mine, after the latest round of the RAB Mini MMs was, shall we say, amusing, and is shared here, in the knowledge that the days are shortening, and it is a long time till Christmas, with no bank holidays to lighten the mood.

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List of banned runners

A few of us have received this from Carl Bedson. I thought it was worth sharing…

Helping Sikobe, Herod Farm Race Organiser, we enquired of Nick Harris, who kindly shared the FRA Database of banned runners.  Please see below.   Indeed this list does not reflect particularly well on some of our own local runners. Continue reading

Joss Naylor Lakeland Challenge – July 5th 2014

Joss Naylor Lakeland Challenge – July 5th 2014

I had my first attempt at this run back in 2009 when I was a spritely 50 year-old.  Unfortunately I wasn’t really that spritely; it was at the start of my ankle problems and the training hadn’t gone well.  To cut a long story short, I missed out on the 12 hour limit by about 3 minutes, but Ian Warhurst had found the strength to keep going strongly at the end and finish with about 10 minutes to spare. Continue reading

Hayfield Village – Saturday 5th April 2014

There’s lots going off in Hayfield this Saturday.  Here’s the press release that John Harvey has sent me:-


Eventful day in Hayfield: Saturday 5th April

Three community groups in Hayfield have independently organised visitor entertainment events for Saturday 5th April.

In the morning, Hayfield Primary School are hosting a “Chicken Run” fell racing program. There are races for all ages; 5K & 9.5K for adults, registration from 9.30am, races from 10am, adults 11am. There will also be prizes, cakes, Easter egg hunts and a clothing sale.

The Kinder Visitor Centre Group are holding their first pop-up Art sales and Exhibition in the Village Hall, featuring paintings of Kinder and the Hayfield landscape, by six different local artists. This goes on from 10am to 4pm. There will also be a Kinder Trespass display area, and sales of cards, prints, posters and walks booklets, together with all day refreshments – and admission is free.

Handmade Hayfield are holding the latest of their monthly pop-up craft sales, from 10am to 3pm in St Matthews  Hall, adjoining the church in the village centre.  There will also be optional workshops, demonstrations of craft skills, and refreshments.

So if any or all of these appeal, Saturday 5th April is a good day to visit the “Gateway to Kinder”, one of the Peak District’s most characterful  villages.


2014 Championship Races

V50 Captain Rocket Ronaldo Rees has asked me to post this…

Clarion call to all MV50’s.

Lay down your seasonal drinking horns, ease up on the dumplings, use the extra weight you’ve gained over Yuletide as training ballast, (tennis players attach lead weights to their ankles!), get into gear, and let them mercurial wings on your ankles take flight.

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