I was running to work, thinking ahead to this year’s Plusnet Yorkshire Half Marathon – Sheffield (Sheffield Half Marathon) and suddenly recalled one of the weirdest things ever to happen to me as a result of my running. Blew my mind it did – and still does. I ran the 2008 race (I think that was the one, might have been 2007) and had a thoroughly good time as always*. A couple of days later, I was walking through town, past the City Library, when an elderly gentleman starting calling to me. Beckoned me toward him. Kept saying he … Continue reading
Right, a couple of weeks ago I blogged about having never set foot over Bleaklow. Well now I have and I can say for sure that it’s a tough area. Tough because of the relatively featureless terrain (Bleak). Tough for the length of time you can move without anything resembling shelter. Tough for the massive amount of bog that awaits you under a very deceptively firm looking plateau. It’s tough. Not for the faint of heart at any time of year. If it’s frozen solid – you might just avoid sinking into the bog as you gain some footing … Continue reading
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