Sunday, 7 April 2013


Spring is in the Air.............. so an amazing fell runner friend Stuart Air has a birthday tomorrow. A few months ago whilst he was dragging me around the Fells, we were discussing what he was going to do for his birthday, and so his idea of  25@25 was born. Over the following weeks Stu collaborated an amazing route in the Lake District taking in 25 Peaks. It is his 25th B'day. All make sense now! Yesterday saw his idea come to fruition, a bunch of unlikely fell runners congregated and joined in various legs of his birthday jaunt. He had road crossing support by Ms Prior, the weather was just amazing, and fun was had by all involved. 

Birthday Boy

Up North

Training has been going well over the last few months. I've been out and about getting some great millage completed in some amazing places. Easter weekend I decided to take a trip up to Scotland again and run for a couple of days along the West Highland Way.

So the plan was to start in Drymen, run the Way to Tyndrum, kip overnight at By the Way hostel and reverse the run the following day. So... that's what I did. Day one was great running, weather was cold yet dry and conditions underfoot were great. Hardly a soul about. Conic Hill is/was having major work completed on it, there is now a new path up and down both sides, so no more sliding down the wet grass :( The volunteer conservationists as well has a bunch of other folks were there working hard to get the Hill safe and repaired as they were running out of time. What a great job these people have done. An enormous task.