Big White Mountain

I’ve been in Canada for nearly 2 weeks and I can safely say that this is one of the best places that I have ever boarded. All my previous snowboarding and skiing had been done in the Alps. Whilst the snow and terrain there is incredible it doesn’t come close to the powder days here…

Mountain Leader Training – Plas y Brenin

I arrived at Plas y Brenin late Friday afternoon. The weather was pleasant enough and I was filled with a sense of anticipation, nerves and excitement. I had no idea what the next 6 days would hold. There was something quite pure about having absolutely no rigid plan. No work, no emails, no clients. Just…

Brighton Marathon – Race Day

It’s been a while since I posted here. I wonder how many times I’ve written that before. I’m making no promises. I won’t say I will start posting again regularly and I won’t say I’ll be back soon. I might be. But I might not. My posts trailed away at around about week 11 of…

Brighton Marathon Training – Week 11

Weekly Stats Running Distance – 36.4 miles Running Time – 5h 21m Cycling –  46.6 miles Cycling Time – 3h 53m Total Calories – 7512 Right, so I have definitely missed the last 2 weeks of marathon training blog posts, but that doesn’t mean that running has not been occurring. I won’t bore you with…

Peak District Weekend – Day 2

Day 2 began with heavy legs and aching heads. The previous day was a big one and we slept in for an extra half hour, presuming that breakfast would be late again. After fried food and honey soaked croissant we checked out and set off for another 30 minutes in the car. This time we…

Peak District Weekend – Day 1

Good evening folks. I’ve gone missing from here over the last couple of weeks. Not for any reason except that I’ve been busy. You’d have thought with a week off from work that I would have more spare time. Incorrect. Things have been crazier than ever and after 3 days in the Brecon Beacons I…

Three Days in the Brecon Beacons

It’s the morning after I got back from my solo trip to the Brecon Beacons. Three days of great hiking. Two super, sunny days and one with more traditional Welsh weather. All in all a great time and whilst I didn’t do as much micro navigation as I had planned I did gain more valuable…

Brighton Marathon Training – Week 8

Weekly Stats Running Distance – 31 miles Running Time – 4h 37m Cycling –  77.3 miles Cycling Time – 6h 24m Total Calories – 8760 Gym Visits – 1 A full week of running and cycling with a surprise 16 miler on the weekend meant for a very relaxing Sunday. I spent the whole day on the…

Brighton Marathon Training – Week 7

Weekly Stats Running Distance – 29.4 miles Running Time – 4h 13m Cycling –  62 miles Cycling Time – 5h 15m Total Calories – 8817 Gym Visits – 1 Days hiking – 1 Better late than never… And January’s done too. 104 miles of running this year so far. Well on the way to my unofficial target…

Peak District – Route Plan

With the upcoming trip to the Peak District drawing ever closer I thought now would be a good time to put pen to paper and give a brief walk description for those who are interesting in tagging along. Day 1 will be a longer hike but with less incline whilst day 2 will be shorter with…

Brighton Marathon Training – Week 6

Weekly Stats Running Distance – 21.1 miles Running Time – 3h 10m Cycling –  62.2 miles Cycling Time – 5h 14m Total Calories – 6401 Gym Visits – 2 6 weeks in and it means I am one third of the way through my 18 week training plan. Less than 3 months until d-day. This was the third week…

Denham to Watford via the Grand Union Canal – Walk Review

*Warning – this article contains copious amounts of lens flare and canal photos* Another great day’s walking in the countryside surrounding London. This time we began our journey in the sleepy village of Denham. It was a cold and crisp morning but the sun was shining and there was no rain forecast so we knew it…