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Photography: Beetle

Beetle on grass blade, near Otford, Kent, England, May 2015

I am walking the North Downs Way back to front, upside down and inside out. This beetle was doing its best to remain on a blade of grass at the side of the path near to the village of Otford. 22 more words


Top tips for a long trail run

Today was my last long run ahead of the Chiltern Challenge 50k in two weeks.

The original plan was to follow the North Downs Way from its start in Farnham to Dorking – however the trail isn’t marked as well as I’d anticipated and I lost it somewhere after Newland’s Corner and Dorking. 597 more words


Photography: The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden, Sevenoaks, England, May 2015

I am walking the North Downs Way back to front, upside down and inside out. This is a view to Chevening House, where the British Foreign Secretary resides, currently Conservative Phillip Hammond. 18 more words


Long run: Newlands Corner to Old Woking via North Downs Way and Wey Navigation

What better way to celebrate my birthday than heading out for a long run. Well, it also helps that the Chilterns 50k is but a few weeks away and I need to up my mileage if I want to stand a chance of finishing in one piece. 74 more words


Brimstone feeding on bird's-foot-trefoil

On the North Downs Way from Oxted to Otford, England

This photo was featured on Flickr Explore!


NDW 50 Race Report

It’s been a while but my sub three adventures continue. It’s been a good year of progress and whilst I’ve been focusing on distance (50 miles to be exact) rather than speed, I’ve still had a 3:11 marathon at the Thames Meander and came 8th at the hilly Ashford marathon in 3:25. 1,039 more words


10th May 2015: Otford circular

We had unexpectedly lovely weather and sunshine last Sunday, which caught us out as most of us had boots and unnecessary warm clothes.  The bluebells were out in force all through the woods on the North Downs Way and beyond – solid blocks of purple/blue with the sun lighting up their colour and the green of the leaves on the trees. 109 more words