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Lakeland 50 2019 and one very proud #LakelandLegend

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clock6th August 2019

I’d heard so much about the Lakeland 50 and Lakeland 100 and it didn’t disappoint. In fact it far exceeded my expectations of a major ultra! I’d read repeatedly about the “Lakeland family”. About people wanting to become a “Lakeland Legend”. I started to get a sense of what this meant via the Lakeland 100 […]   Keep reading »

Why a 50 mile ultra?

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clock25th May 2019

We all have things that represent a huge challenge to us. Depending on my wellbeing, fitness and life, this has ranged from the most basic to what some would regard as the extreme.   After discectomy surgery in 2001, it was learning to walk across the living room in the space of a week. After […]   Keep reading »

Lakeland 50 recce part 1

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clock17th May 2019

Last Saturday turned out to be a glorious day in weather, fell and trail running, and company as I did my first ever recce of any Lakeland 50 legs. Running mate, GB Sticks (Mark Morgan-Hillam), offered to lead me on recces of legs 2 & 3. Most of the route for this entire event I […]   Keep reading »

Returning to Staveley 18k Lakeland Trails

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clock6th May 2019

All part of the build towards Lakeland 50, this run was to get miles in the legs in the Lakes. Build up had been a little erratic due to another chest infection which had meant 2 weeks without running in 8-21 April. At that time I’d started doing some 16-17k runs locally at conversation pace […]   Keep reading »

Battered on Windy Hill Fell Race

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clock17th February 2019

Legs & lungs burning, I turned through the gate on my right, looking forward to some respite, a pick up in speed and settling into the rhythm of some undulating fells. Instead I struggled to catch any breath as the 75kmh+ wind hit me head on – distorting my face as I tried to push […]   Keep reading »


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