Saturday, 13 September 2014

Explorer Events, Peak Raid 3

Link to the Explorer Events website

This November/December, new kids in the Peak, Explorer Events, are organising a series of four, 3 hour, Mountain Marathon events.
These are mountain navigation races, a cross between fell running and orienteering. Set in the Peak District, they follow a score format. Full details here Peak Raid3 Race info

Ray and I will be having a go at, as many as we can fit in.  See you there!

Friday, 5 September 2014


MSV (Male Super Veterans) Rab 2014
Super as in super old, not unfortunately superfast or supernavigators.Though it sounds much better than old gits.

In an attempt to redeem myself from last years DNS, I have entered Ray and I in this years Rab Mountain Marathon

Saturday, 2 August 2014

More rugged rocks

Valley of the Rocks
A return visit to Caffyns Farm campsite. We first camped at Caffyns two years ago when the owners were in the process of upgrading the facilities. The campsite is still a laid back, pitch where you want campsite, in a top location and of course they still allow campfires.
 On top of that the newly refurbished Facilities are fab. 

Oh, did I mention it's just a short run to the Valley of the Rocks

A pair of Peregrines.
The winged variety can be seen hunting in this area.

Not impressed with being tethered but rightfully proud of his tent fairy lights.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Create your own cool

2nd hand cool
I am not sure what to make of the latest Cafe Racer trend. I guess it's part of my motorcycling heritage but I can't help thinking it's 2nd hand cool.

Ahead of my time or 1980s pish take

1980s cafe/wanabe racer
Look at me mum. I am a racer
GiXeR boy

After several years of Supermoto, I am missing the head down arse up cafe racer/ race ridinng position.

Never got the hang of foot out

Saturday, 12 July 2014

And again

Cader Idris with N&B
After 20+ years I finally got Mrs sbrt to come up a mountain with me. Not just up any mountain but up Cader Idris and to one of my favourite places Llyn Cau.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Chrome Dome

Chrome Hill fell race 

Four miles up and over the loveliest hill in the White Peak. No Guinea Pig Derby this year, it was replaced with Duckling Races.
Even better than Duckling races was meeting up with David Ultra Running Collie Donaghue. Good to meet you at last UC.

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Round the rugged Rhinogydd

Y Llethr and Diffwys
A weeks camping at Bennar Beach near Barmouth, means a run in the Rhinogydd. It has to be done, as does a trip to Cader Idris but more of that another time.
Starting from Tal-y-Bont I followed a route from Great Mountain Days In Snowdonia. A Cicerone guidebook by Terry Marsh.

The track past Moelfre


Rhinog Fach and Fawr  from Y Llethr

How not to take a selfie

Highest point of the Rhynogydd and probably the worst excuse for a summit cairn in Wales

Crib y Rhiw & Diffwys

A pwll (pool)

I think this monster is a Dragonfly larvae