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Monthly Archives: December 2014

2014 – Secret Plans and Clever Tricks

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I’ve had this post saved as a draft for a while now… I had this seed of an idea back at the beginning of December that I wanted to keep kinda secret, hence not publishing it until now. Having thought about it, it wasn’t that I wanted it to be a secret, what’s the point in that?! It was that I didn’t want to shout about it if I wasn’t going to succeed. Well, for 2015, I’m gonna say: fuck THAT. What do you learn by keeping your failures a secret? I can’t think of anything good. So, here we … Read More

Race Report: The Great Yorkshire Pieathlon

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Date: 14th December Who: Team OA What: 6k of trails and pie I honestly can’t remember how I happened upon the pieathlon, but I do remember the immediate sense of awe and wonder at the sound of it. Pie and running? Why, yes please! Pre-race training? Well… I was hoping that my natural skills in being able to scoff a whole lot more food than strictly natural for a human of my size would pay off. The pre-race email itself was marvellous in itself… We have a baggage area in the cafe, please don’t leave valuable pie in it as … Read More

Race Report: National Trust Nostell Priory Night Run

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Date: 29th November Who: The National Trust What: ‘Adventurer’ 6k(ish) Night Trail Run I’m not gonna lie- I found out about the National Trust Night Run series through reading some of the wonderful running blogs I follow and when I found out they were staging more around the country, I hoped there would be one nearby. Luckily, there was! Based at Nostell Priory, near Wakefield not too far from Leeds – it sounded like the perfect opportunity to try out off-road running in the dark. All I needed was a head torch… And in addition I roped my other half … Read More