Wednesday, 17 August 2022

Wainwright Challenge: 8 & 9/214 Sale Fell and Ling Fell


On the 14th of May I headed up to Sale Fell to film the Netherhall AC Two Tops Fell race. The fell is close to Buttermere not far from the A66.

I kept going slowly up the hill side getting up higher with every race as the distances increased. The summit was reached just as the first seniors made it to the top and as I descended towards Ling Fell the runners were coming back up:

Sale Fell

This was my video footage of the races:

As the runners had all passed me I could take my time going up Ling Fell. It was a hot day and it was pretty steep so I was glad to take it easy. The fell was very peaceful and I hardly saw anyone else.

Tuesday, 16 August 2022

parkrun Tourism: Fleetwood Promenade #17: 12/2/2022

It has been too long since I updated my blog so I am catching up! Back on the 12th of February I had an early start on a cold, wet day to get to Fleetwood Promenade parkrun. I wasn't sure I had found it at first as I was quite early and not many folks were around!

The course runs along the sea front and is there and back again along the path. As I was there on a wet day I didn't manage to take pics and my video ended up being rubbish... I may have to go back one sunny day!

With having only just got out of my ankle brace I was pleased with the time:
Fleetwood Promenade parkrun12/02/2022206034:5548.59%

The run was my NENDY and filled out that annoying gap on my parkrun map!

Sunday, 23 January 2022

Wainwright Challenge: 7/214 Blake Fell

On Saturday I was over in Ennerdale to film the Blake Fell race. Of course I couldn't resist walking up to the very top to add number 7 to my Wainwright tally. I was following the race's return as the runners came down through the mist:

Blake Fell

Once the last runner had passed I followed the directions on Komoot and a friend's tip of keeping the fence on my right:


Visibility was pretty poor and I only knew it was the top by the stone circle and the app:

Tuesday, 18 January 2022

parkrun Tourism: Blackpool - #16


As I was going down to Blackpool to video the Mid Lancs XC I decided to get up extra early and so the parkrun first. In fact I got to Stanley Park in time to catch an amazing sunrise:

Blackpool sunrise

I was made very welcome before we all set off along the B route (avian flu stopping normal lake laps):

As it was a flat route I felt very comfortable and in fact had to slow down a few times as I hadn't planned on running a fast one! In the end I came in with an official finish time of 34:20 which was 4 minutes and 14 seconds faster than on New Year's Day... yes that course is hillier but it was a real sign that my fitness is improving. 2022 is now faster than 2021 for me at parkrun but its still my 2nd worst year (so far):

Thursday, 13 January 2022

Wainwright Challenge: 6/214 Latrigg

On Saturday the 8th January I was in Keswick to film the Cumbria cross country championship. Afterwards, I made the most of my location to walk the 2 miles to the top of Latrigg. I just had to walk out of the park and keep going up:


When I reached the summit I was hit by a short hail storm as I enjoyed the views across Derwentwater. Skiddaw was hiding behind the clouds.


I may not have had the best weather for my hike but I was very happy to have started my campaign off. Only 208 more to go!