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Training Diary (19/12/16 – 25/12/16) 5 weeks to go until the Gran Canaria Marathon

Monday was 6 miles recovery in Oxford and 4 miles recovery in York. Two easy runs with a long train journey in between. I continue to feel very tired and my legs are still sore. 914 more words


Silver birches

Thursday 5 Jan: We have to be in Wolverhampton briefly, late morning. It’s a perfect January morning – quite the wrong kind for being in Wolverhampton, so we’ll continue on to Cannock Chase, for a snack lunch in the visitor centre, followed by a walk to make the most of the weather. 101 more words


MTB build GT Aggressor XC1 triple to single setup!

The latest fad over the last few years is single front ring,  problem is it’s worn out I found the spec truvativ blaze 3.1  crank, remember change is good as a rest. 209 more words

Fitness Campaign

Walks and Memories.

There’s a lovely walk on Cannock Chase that stretches from the German Cemetery (with a salutary memorial and the graves of German, Commonwealth and Allied soldiers who died over here) past the Katyn Memorial Stone (commemorating the massacre of Polish intelligentsia and influential by the NKVD, a Soviet secret police organisation) in April and May 1940.  866 more words

Home Front, Back And Sides.

To Fairoak Pools

Early November in Staffordshire: it’s cold but it’s sunny, and there’s little wind – Cannock Chase could be good, we can have bacon rolls* for lunch at the visitor centre… We’re ringing the changes slightly – starting from one of our usual spots, we’re taking in a detour to Fairoak Pools – they look good on the map, and we can loop around them. 132 more words


My first time on a mountain bike trail!

About a month ago I treated myself to a nice new, amazing mountain bike. I’ve always pottered about on the same old mountain bike I was bought when I was about 14, with spring suspension and a tiny frame. 777 more words


Event 39 of 40


Run: Milford Mash

Distance: 10K

Time taken: 01:00.33

Memory of Event: Childhood memories on forest trails.


Event Number 39, only one more left to go after this one! 318 more words