Saturday, 17 January 2015

Stuff and ting

Stuff and ting from around the interweb that has amused me. I hope you like it too.

Life of a mountain Scafell Pike made byTerrybnd, an imaginary(digital) friend of mine was shown on BBC 4 this week.
Well Done Terry, you deserve it.

A nice Wushu(kung fu) Vid

Zephr makes an interesting point about rules. Discus.

Claire is training for the 6 day Coastal Challenge.

Pat's Trigger report

New year means it's time for the Dakar Proper bonkers.

Monday, 5 January 2015



For all you; runners, climbers, cyclists, skiers, walkers, gym goers and generally outdoorzy folk.

Keep on moving! x

Well done Charlie on completing your first fell race. Good to see you running again Martin. Last but not least. A big thank you to David Denton and all the helpers/marshals at yesterdays race.

Sunday, 28 December 2014

The Yin and Yang of Christmas

If you have a very good imagination and squint a bit, it could possibly look a bit like, the Daoist  symbol of complimentary opposites which sums up the first few of days of my Xmas break.

Xmas eve. A lovely evening with friends family and neighbours.

Woke up Xmas day with manflu

Fab  Xmas day with family and Friends.

Too poorly/lazy to do Disewoth boxing day fun run.

It snowed and I went for a run in my new Xmas shorts.

I hope you had a fab Christmas and wish you all the very best for new year

Parental advice, it's a bit sweary. 

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Mist, missed & more Mist

Dark and White Events
Rab Mini Mountain Marathon 29/11/14 Edale 

A very big thank you to Adrian and everyone at Dark and White Events for all the Mini Mountain Marathons and the annual 2 day Rab MMs. The Mini MMs were an introduction to mountain navigation events for Ray (the other half of team ibuprofen) and I. We have thoroughly enjoyed every Dark and White event we have entered, since our very first race back in 2008.

Next year Dark and white pass on the Rab Mini MMs to these good people. I am sure they will do a fine job and carry on the good work.

Highlights and randoms From  Edale

  • Matt coming second and taking 2nd place in the series. Cool!
  •  Missing control 13
  •  Finding it on the way back from21
  • Dropping my map
  • Backtracking and finding the map. That was lucky.
  • Catching up with Mike
  • Crusty bread and Marmite
  • Running down Grindsbrook
  • 2 x face-plants while running down Grindsbrook (thankfully, with soft landings)

Proper good mountain marathoner, Matt,
Styling it up.

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Journey to the West

The journey of Chinese philosophy and martial arts to the West. One Last Thing by Paul Read.
 It's all true you know. Chang Sang Feng's furry friend told me so. 

You can find more bean curd blatherings @

Friday, 7 November 2014

Raiders of the lost Park

Explorer Events, Peak Raid 3
Round one Edale

Round one of Explorer Events very first Peak Raid 3 and what better place to start than Edale?

 Based in the Village Hall, the organisers had scattered controls either side of the Edale Valley. Sunday morning they gave us all an event specific map and 3 hours to find as many orange and white orienteering kites as possible.

Clear skies and  a well planned course, meant that we were treated to some stunning views of the Vale of Edale and the hills that surround it.  Autumn Sunday mornings don't get much better than this.

Thank you Explorer Events and good luck for the rest of the series.

Ray M, still smiling after the 1st climb of the day

Lots of Smiley happy people

"Do you come here often?"

Tuesday, 21 October 2014


On a run from Banklands Cottage in Eskdale Green to Scafell/Scawfell. I had the privilege to meet  Wainwrighteers Tony & Janet. Scafell was their 212th of 214 Wainwrights. They went on to Slight side that day and completed their 214th last Sunday.

Congratulations Tony and Janet!

Unashamed selfie 

View from the
Shameful selfie 

Heading back past the peat huts.
 Sort yer hut out Pete. It looks a mess mate