Tag: trail running

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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Blog entries have been conspicuous by their absence these past few months due to a combination of not really getting any fishing done since our visit to Anglesey last year and the weather being too grim to even contemplate going out for a stroll never mind a ‘proper’ walk. We have been getting out and about though but in a completely different way… We’ve taken up running and much to my surprise let alone anyone else’s were enjoying it immensely. It is one of those things that we can do…

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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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