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Dirty Double weekend at Helvellyn & Ullswater

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clock27th October 2017

Shattered and smiling. Sweating buckets as I struggled to effortlessly ran over the top of the climb between Silver Crag and Birk Fell. My son well and truly disappeared into the distance. And I was loving it!!! This is the ‘Dirty Double’ weekend of Helvellyn and Ullswater Lakeland Trail runs. First time I’d done it for 5 […]   Keep reading »

Whooah, we’re halfway there – and some!

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clock11th August 2017

#Run1000Miles Challenge going superbly well! You may remember that Trail Running magazine Editor Claire said #Run1000Miles was about all participants having “their fittest year ever” 🙂 Well I’m one of literally thousands of people enjoying this very outcome thanks to the challenge and incredible community of people participating. The ethos was very much about this […]   Keep reading »

Scorpion Stings family in the Lakes

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clock9th May 2017

It’s rare an entire family will be stung by a scorpion. At Staveley, all four of the McCarthy’s endured the “Sting in the Tail”. And what a day it was! All four of us taking part in a Lakeland Trails event for the first time. The kids have really got into running as a previous […]   Keep reading »

Wild Running: Jen & Sim Benson interview

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clock23rd May 2016

Wild Running: Interview with Jen & Sim Benson Passionate about running, adventure, environmentalism, travel, mountains and so much more… Jen and Sim Benson share their experiences with us 🙂   Jen and Sim, you’re best known for your “Wild Running” book, a superb guide for anyone wishing to explore British trails and fells. Out of […]   Keep reading »

Ryan Sandes Trail Blazer interview

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clock23rd May 2016

Ryan Sanders interview Team Salomon and Red Bull athlete, Ryan Sandes is a record-breaking, multiple award-winning ultra runner. He spent some time talking about achievements, his favourite places to run, fuel food and more 🙂 Ryan, since bursting onto the trail running scene in 2008 you’ve won an incredible number and range of races and […]   Keep reading »


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