Lancashire

Back in 2014 I visited the highest point in North Yorkshire, Whernside. It was a cold, windy, and overcast December day and I wasn't certain it would be safe to reach the summit even when I set off from the car. But reach it I did (despite a temperature of -6°c at the top), and … Continue reading Lancashire

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Edinburgh

Some years ago, before I considered myself a keen runner, I spent some considerable time in Edinburgh and had the chance to 'run' up Corstorphine Hill in the west of the city. Despite looming high above the zoo and the world famous Murrayfield Stadium, it doesn't come close in popularity to the larger and more … Continue reading Edinburgh

Devon

[This post is adapted from my recent article for the iffleyroad.com journal] I love it when a plan comes together. Late in October, at a meeting with some of the Iffley Road brand ambassadors, Claire and Bill showed us an example of their brand new Dartmoor baselayer. "I'm actually going to the highest point in … Continue reading Devon

Black Mixen

I've recently returned from a fabulous week in Wales, mixing work and play with performances at the Presteigne Festival and a few days in the mountains around Snowdonia. Running the horseshoe from Llanberis via Moel Eilio, Snowdon, and Tryfan was amazing (if a little crowded in places), however perhaps the highlight of my trip was … Continue reading Black Mixen

Shropshire

Hello dear reader, I'm going to start this blog post about Brown Clee Hill, the highest point in Shropshire, by saying something strange: My route was rubbish, and I don't recommend you follow it! The lower slopes were poorly marked, overgrown, crossed by extra fencing, and generally no-fun. But I promise things did improve, and … Continue reading Shropshire