Long-distance reports please

Hi all,

A brief reminder and request:

would anyone that is planning to do anything ‘long’, ‘far’, ‘daft’, ‘never again’, “i’ve only got one toenail left”, drop me a note of their plans please? And once you have recovered and decided never to do it again, drop me a note with anything between ‘done it’ and war&peace?

Much appreciated!


Wassailing Pennine-Style

A big thank you to John and Fiona Jodrell for organising last night’s run – I’m sure that everybody who turned out, including many of our chums from Glossopdale, will have had a brilliant time!!

We met at the Printers Arms in Thornsett for a Christmas run up to Cobden Cross. In a sharp contrast to our usual Hayfield-based runs, we headed downstream along the Sett to visit the deeps of the New Mills Torrs and the Millennium Bridge. This was followed by the track over Mousley Bottom to Hague Bar, where we turned up the steep track to Brook Bottom. More climbing took us up to Cobden Cross itself, where Fiona was waiting with mince pies and mulled wine, and John Hewitt amazingly produced some very fruity chocolate. Continue reading

What I do when I’m not fell running: the alternative Fairfield Horseshoe

This year I seem to be missing out on a lot of the English/British champs fell races, for some reason all of my friends are choosing those weekends to get married…
So this weekend I went to extreme lengths to get the Fairfield Horseshoe in, only 3 weeks late! But before we got to the start line there was a small matter of visiting several peaks around Grasmere Common, mountain biking for 5 hours and night running over Loughrigg….

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Great Lakes Hosepipe Ban Lifted

Here is Ron Rees’s take on the Great Lakes race.  It’s a great read…



The Great Lakes Hose Pipe Ban was recently lifted to allow sufficient water to be
available to make the race a memorable one.


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Where The Wind Blows.

Skiddaw Summit.

David had mentioned after reading his Rooibos tea leaves the night before that the forecast weather for the following day, was less than ideal.

Richard however ignored his soothsaying and said that they should both convene in Threlkeld at the appointed time.

And so it was. Dave, accompanied by two others, Elaine and Paul aka Chopper who really should have known better. Continue reading