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Monthly Archives: January 2013

5 miles of fun.

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  Here’s a surprisingly varied little route from today (I made up as I went), with numerous options for expansion – should you fancy  – right outside Hillsborough.  It wouldn’t take anybody more than an hour.  I didn’t feel like going too far, so at only 5 miles this is just enough to have kept things ticking over.  I had real fun doing this, possibly because it was finally warm again, sunny and everything – but mainly because I got to see another area I’d never been to before, and realised there was lots more to do if I go … Continue reading

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The white stuff – an Accelerate ‘day off’.

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  Route:  Fullwood Stile Lane, Hope – Wooler Knoll – Crookstone Hill – Ringing Roger – Grindslow knoll – Grindsbrook Booth – Edale – Hollins Cross – Brockett Booth – Townhead. Conditions:  Snow – Ice – Wind Chill of minus 5/10C. Time: 1.45pm Objective:  FUN! The Runners:  Debbie Smith – Stuart Hale – Helen Elmore – Chris Hough. The Run: We set off mid-afternoon, with around 2.5 hrs of light available.  I’d been cold just sitting in the car, so had mixed emotions about legging it to the top of the tallest peak in Derbyshire.  Straight from the off, quite … Continue reading

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Long time – no see.

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  Well, hello there – and Happy New Year.  I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas. This time last year I was just introducing myself as a newcomer to Accelerate.  By now I understand that many of our followers enjoy catching up with my antics, sometimes learning bits and pieces along the way (even if it is at my expense half the time).  Back then I was coming out of 2011, with injury and Christmas bloat to deal with.  Slowly, but surely  – I fought the flab, put in the effort, and gained the strength that had for so … Continue reading

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