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Autumn murmurations on the plot

Following wet and wind the season is settled into a sultry South Downs autumn. Although no hint of cold or frost the day is suddenly shortened by an hour. 216 more words


My first holiday as 100% me! (Part 3) – Tourist Girls: Kirsty, Andrea, and our physically-new old-friend Ruth

I awoke on Saturday (18th October) morning feeling a bit bleary eyed after a late night and little sleep the night before… but at the same time full of excitement for the next day of my Andrea-holiday. 949 more words

Running at half speed

This week my aim was to run as many miles as possible at half marathon speed or faster. My Tuesday and Thursday evening runs achieved that with the added bonus of dodging the showers. 222 more words


New Shoes Alert - INOV-8 X-TALON 212's

I’ve bought some new shoes for the race, Inov-8 X-Talon 212’s. After a lot of searching and reading through reviews it was between these and the 190’s. 111 more words

Red Bull Steeplechase

Red Bull Steeplechase Training update

I’ve found some amazing trails up behind Chanctonbury Ring. Single track Mountain Bike trails that you can fling yourself down with childlike abandon. Jumping over logs and skipping over tree roots whilst barely maintaining control on the steep descents. 166 more words

Red Bull Steeplechase

Secrets of the South Downs: Hinton Ampner


Of all the secrets that the South Downs possesses, Hinton Ampner is probably one of the best kept.  I stumbled across this wonderful country house last year whilst enjoying a scenic drive en route to Goodwood House (where I was doing an Internship at the time).   596 more words

Architectural History

Pause, rewind... spring

Little wren from Paul Dinning
felt the need for a moment to go backwards