Tag: trail running

It’s been a while since my latest ramble so I thought I’d better put pen to paper (all be it digital) before I forget what we’ve been up too. After our success at the Inskip half marathon we had a bit of a change and did a bit of mountain biking with my younger brother acting as guide and mentor on our first forays around the biking trails at Delamere (earlier in the year) and Llandegla more recently.We had an excellent time and I only came off a few times,…

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It’s been just over three weeks since we returned from our first running residential with the trail running group from SRC Chorley. It still amazes me I can say or even write the words ‘trail running residential’, if you’d have mentioned that we’d have been going away for a weekends running a a year ago I’d have looked at you as if you’d gone completely bonkers but as the weekend approached we got more and more excited until we finally arrived, mid Friday afternoon, at The Bunkhouse, Clapham, which was…

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It was just less than a couple of weeks ago that my first year of running came to a satisfactory conclusion or if you like, my second year of running got off to a flying start. The conditions were almost perfect, slightly overcast, light breeze and no rain as we arrived at Rivington School at the foot of the Lancashire section of the Pennines, just north of Bolton. There were a few of us from the local Chorley Sweatshop Running Community (SRC), each with our own goals for the trail…

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After visiting Newborough, Anglesey, a couple of months ago we’d been hoping our fitness ‘played ball’ for our summer visit to the island and, as we arrived once more at the main car park for Newborough Beach we couldn’t help but feel a little excited. This was to be one of our challenges of the holiday, 1 lap (approx. 11k) of the 2011 Commonwealth and Mountain Running Championship Trail Run (the official run was 5 laps). You can click on the image to the left which is the sign near…

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It’s been a while since I rambled on about anything on here as I’m fairly sure everyone else in the country is as bored of the crappy weather as I am and let’s face it, the BBC and TV in general can do much better coverage than I can but… I’m British damn it and I will not let a little bit of weather stop me. I will go running, fishing, have a BBQ or whatever even if I get hypothermia while doing it, Mother Nature be damned! So, quick…

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We arrived at Caldervale Village Hall around 9am last Sunday (17th Feb) for our first ‘official’ trail run, Muddy Shoes 2013, organised by Steve Ashcroft / Shoestring Results (ukroadraces) where we met up with a few of the Chorley Sweatshop Running Community crew from the beginners trail running group. The weather was glorious, no coats required and after collecting our race numbers, map and some deliberately vague directions both groups (5 and 11 mile) set off from the bridge in the village centre to be ‘greeted’ by the steepest damn…

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Well the weather in the UK has certainly been throwing us a few interesting days, days on which any self respecting person would wake up, take one look outside and go back to bed. That is unless, like us, they’ve discovered trail running. We’ve been running with SRC Chorley (Sweatshop Running Community) for a while now and follow them on the usual social media networks; Twitter, Facebook, you know the ones. A few weeks ago Mandy put up a post about a beginners trail run of about 3-4 miles so…

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