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Gritstone Fixtures: Round Five – Great Hucklow Fell Race

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  Coming up in the Gritstone Series next week, Sunday 7th July, 11:00am – is the Great Hucklow Fell Race. Okay, so the first thing is, looking at the official web page, they almost don’t want you to get there! Here’s the section on reaching the race on time… “Registration, start and finish are all at Great Hucklow Primary School, Great Hucklow (SK 178 781 map). Registration will be open by 9.30am or so and closes at 10.30am. Registration is close to the race start, but for most will be a fair walk from car parking. Bus – Travelling from … Continue reading

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Gritstone Fixtures: Round Four – Hope Fell Race

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  Coming up in the Gritstone Series next week, Wednesday 26th June, 7:30pm – is the Hope Fell Race. AKA ‘Hope Wakes Fell Race’ because it traditionally takes place within the ‘Hope Wakes’ festival.  What’s that?  Well, According to their official Facebook page: “Hope Wakes week is filled with fun, sports activities and events ending with a carnival day not to be missed. Lots of fun for all! June 24th – July 2nd”. Festival details here So fell racing…. Hope Fell Race in a nutshell: Date & time: Wed 27th Jun 2018 at 19:30 Country: England Region: Peak District Category: … Continue reading

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Why I Hate The Heat

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’s not every day you hear that is it? Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy being outside in the sun – but with the recent heat wave, I just am not cut out to run in hot conditions. Running last weekend (18th June) in the World Mountain Running Trials only proved this. Ascending Sedbergh, the heat just left me panting, struggling to maintain a half decent pace.  Finishing last U19 male it wasn’t my best run, however, I hadn’t prepared for the heat. So, what can be done to help us run in hot conditions?   Working up a … Continue reading

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Salt & Pepper Racing

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After the trials and tribulations of racing the Snowdon International Race and a little bit of R&R I decided to try my luck at the Salt Cellar Fell Race. Wow, what a fabulous Peak District race. It had everything you would expect from a typical AS fell race, steep accents, the usual mud, heather, bracken, rocks and a few pot holes in places which we were for warned about, but I always seem to find and stumble into. The race also had some thunderous descents which were heart in your mouth stuff as I found on the last grassy descent to … Continue reading

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