preparation and planning


‘Memories’. Tapping into and building in the Glyders

On Jul 13th, 2013

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Training Weekend – Run around the Glyders. The Route: Classic Welsh Glyders ring in Snowdonia. The challenge was to do some leg building with a large pack, sleep out and go back to those happy childhood places I used to visit a lot. Weather: Hot, damned hot.. Perfect blue skies. Misty Sunday morning. Terrain: Mountain […]

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Balmy evening flight over Sheffield with Paul Haxby

On Jul 9th, 2013

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As a real bonus after some aerial film work and editing for the run (mini short coming soon!), Paul Haxby took me up across Sheffield on one of the most perfect Summers evenings ever. We took off from the Sportsman Pub, home to the Dark Peak fell running club, a regular mini airfield for the […]

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A true Olympian – Dave Bramley

On May 1st, 2013

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One of the most important things about taking all this time out, to travel half way round the world, is my desire to meet lots of different people. If they are anything like the ‘one and only’, kind and generous Dave Bramley, it’s going to be a wonderful trip. Arriving completely unnanounced at the Wicker […]

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Choosing underwear needn’t be all pants

On Mar 20th, 2013

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Sheffield is a wonderful city, I love it, but it’s not always the greatest retailing experience. Wandering around the city centre I found myself drifting into Wayne’s shop for some advice and a chat. I left the shop a while later all loaded with advice and some great Patagonia base layer pieces. A thin Merino […]

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It’s now or never – commiting to the run.

On Feb 3rd, 2013

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If I don’t go now I never will. I am 50 years old and this opportunity and circumstance wont come around again. Getting permission It’s no light decision – disappearing for over a year ! I wouldn’t be doing this without the love and full support of many people around me – not least of […]

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