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Monthly Archives: August 2013

Once upon a time….

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  Hello folks, Bit of history.  I thought I’d share with you, something from my interview here at Accelerate back in winter 2011.  Before my second interview I was asked if I’d write a few words to illustrate whatever ability I might have at ‘blogging’, something I’d never done before (didn’t even really know what a blog was exactly).  Fast forward to 2013 – and considering the material I’ve shared with you – the ‘lucky’ readers of Accelerate’s ‘Buzz’ section,  I took the opportunity to re-read the piece I’d brought back with me for my second grilling. They fell for … Continue reading

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Houghboy hits ‘the wall’ – stop. Bounces back – stop. End of message.

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  “This isn’t flying, this is falling with style” – Buzz Lightyear. Hello everybody.  I just had a really odd weekend.  I ran the Long Tour of Bradwell (LTOB) – 33 miles across the Peaks surrounding the Hope Valley. The plan:  To stick at level 1 heart rate, and ‘allow myself’ level 2 on the uphills. Well, what I hadn’t visualised was reaching the second checkpoint and flinging myself from the top step of the stile on the corner of Pindale and Cave Dale (#5 on this guide).  As I attempted a quick ‘up ‘n’ down’ over the drystone wall … Continue reading

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