This was the last of the 4 shuffles at Silkstone. Although I had registered for all four throughout the year I only had managed to make one other – the first one, typically off the back of another injury at the beginning of the year – see the pattern here? The other two I missed were due to having ‘better things to do’ like running 69 miles over 2 days in the summer at the … Full Report
This was my third Heanor Christmas Pudding run, having only decided to do it 6 days previous after managing to complete a 9 mile fell race I was sure I had it in me to run a 10km. I said ‘run a 10km’ not ‘PB on a 10km’. I entered because Becky my lovely inspiring friend from Derby was doing it and it is a lovely route having done this race twice before in 2011 … Full Report
There is no castle in castle parkrun believe it or not, so that means we don’t run around a castle three times, instead we run
around a park three times, up and down and round and round and repeat three times. I wasn’t going to be king of the castle today or queen of the castle or queen of the hills.
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If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost;
It was an bright autumunal Sunday morning and in the little village of Hope in the Peak District a lovely fell race was about to take place: The 15th Hope Moors & Tors Fell Race. 2 options, the 8.5 mile route with 1500′ of climb. ‘for wimps’ (that I overheard two people saying) or a 20 miler for the hardcore with over 3500′ of climb (wimps). I am afraid to admit that I took the … Full Report
After doing Parkrun the day before, I decided then to take part in the second South Yorkshire Cross Country at Graves Park in Sheffield. It was local, and I had got such good company from little Emily only a few months old, and the only baby I know to have run 50 miles, Laura – the very inspiring mummy and Natalie the tea lady supporting the dreaded PF. (Platar Fascitis).
Little did anyone know that … Full Report
Round and round and round and round we go, round and round and round we go. Well only three times but today I decided to delve back into Parkrun really as a favour to introduce fellow club member Debs to a free 5km run.
This was my first proper run back after getting clearance from the hosptial for a stress fracture that has seen me out for near on 3 months. Needless to say that … Full Report
Today I ran for the very last time around Don Valley. Shed a tear or two for this iconic Stadium. Bye bye Don Valley.
I had no expectations of what I would achieve with this little event; the Yorkshire road relays which actually involved no real road but should be named the Yorkshire concrete path relays. It was only two miles, 2 miles, not 20 just 2 not 22 just 2. So why was I … Full Report
Inspired by fellow club member Laura who made this event last year told us how delicious it was, I quite fancied a piece of the cake too being a greedy cake lover. Also being in love with longer slower distances this event would be right up my trail path. This would challenge me in all the right directions if I could get together a team of 3, more so if they could all be girls.… Full Report
This event is ever so slightly addictive, I would seriously recommend it to anyone whether you like hills, horses and off road running or not. Don’t be afraid to get muddy and it is not even optional to keep your feet dry. Even if you don’t think you are up for the full 20 miles plus you can run a leg or two as part of a relay team. A fantastic weekend of camping, eating, … Full Report
It's the longest point to point non stop relay in the UK. Running from Twickenham Stadium in London to the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. The idea is to try and run 160 miles in 24 hours, in a team of 12. So we did.
Our team were what you called unsupported; with 10 runners, the two girls doubling up for safety which gave us 9 runners in total. So we ran drove and navigated for over … Full Report
The 12 labours of Hercules; one of the best known Greek legends of how Hercales had to perform twelve labours as part of his punishment for the murder of his wife and children. These feats were so hard they were deemed impossible except by runners nothing is a seemingly impossible task. Runners will merely grab their trainers, their kit and go forth to conquer the world. So the 12 Labours of Hercules Ultra marathon was … Full Report
The day before
In its the second year and billed as the UK's most iconic ultra, the Wall [Ultra] looked accessibly appealing for yet another challenge in my running calendar and there were still places available at late decision making. The marketing behind it was top notch. A shiny website with all the right photos and marketing spiel. The route followed Hadrian's Wall disappointingly not next to the wall but on adjacent paths and roads … Full Report
The Hairy Helmet relays was great fun in 2012 despite the rain so I was back this year for more of the same thing, rain? Teams of 4 running round Darley Abbey Park for two and a bit miles (that bit is very important you know!) whilst baked in gorgeous british summer weather - rain! Luckily this year despite downpours in the afternoon it stayed dry for us all evening. That afternoon I received a … Full Report
Normal people do not sit in freezing cold water at 5.55am on a Sunday morning whilst updating facebook with that exact knowledge. Normal people do not run their first marathon on the trails through the White Peak followed by a hilly half the following day crossing the White Peak with the Dark Peak. Am I normal? Hell No. Life would be too easy if I was normal.
I Have run a marathon. Okay, so it’s been done before. But not by me – Cliff Temple
So its Saturday and its time for my first ever 26.2 – a marathon, that distance that is supposed to be the biggest thing that most people will achieve in their lives, my first one. I had done things a bit backwards; ultras then marathons. This weekend I decided not only to run my first marathon but … Full Report
Let's get ready to stumble
(Let's get ready to run now)
(Let's get ready to run now)
Watch us run the route
Watch us run the route
So its Stanage Stumble time again. I really didn't think i would be fit enough this year to endure 25 miles with over 3000ft of climb but hell I was here. Last year I did the route and really enjoyed it, albait very tough. So I was … Full Report
It was the second park run of Darley Abbey only a few minutes walk from my friends' house, so hell why not? Something to do on a Saturday morning. My last park run was a good 12 months ago at Sheffield Graves Park. I had no expectations, didn't want a particular time just wanted to run and enjoy. That's my state of mind. I had drunk 1 cup of tea in the morning with a … Full Report
It was a lovely spring saturday morning, No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. A little muddy, with a slight chill in the air and still a little bit of snow lingering in the corners of Barnsleys' Silkstone as myself and Deb's (and family) made our way to the dark side of South Yorkshire's up north to run 4.4 miles around Silkstone - part of the Silkstone Shuffle series - 4 races in … Full Report
Tonight I am going to give the weather an award, a perfect sunny evening gleaming over Dore, Sheffield and the Peaks of the Peak District. So what better way to spend this than running 5.72 miles around the Peaks on what they called straightforward hard-packed trail, a small section of loose rocky trail and a bit of hard evil concrete. A perfect way to spend a Wednesday evening on my way home from work too … Full Report