What 2016 brings

Morning folks. I’m writing this from a Costa in Westfield. Supping on a green tea. I got up for a run early this morning and drove to work. Normally this takes about 1.5 hours. Today it took 25 minutes. Thought I’d jot down a few things that I would like to do, complete and start…

Brighton Marathon Training – Week 2

Weekly Stats Running Distance – 17.1 miles Running Time – 2h 28m Cycling – 46.5 miles Cycling Time – 3h 35m Total Calories – 5287 Gym Visits – o Happy holidays! I hope you enjoyed your time over the Christmas period, whatever you do or believe! I spent 5 days away from home getting served…

52 Country Walks Near London

“It’s the perfect gift”, I though to myself as I leafed through 52 Country Walks Near London. I was frantically trying to come up with gift ideas for my girlfriend on our inaugural Christmas together and this would surely fit the bill. 52 walks within easy reach of London’s transport network. 1 walk for each…

Brighton Marathon Training – Week 1

Weekly Stats Running Distance – 19.1 miles Running Time – 2h 49m Cycling – 62.1 miles Cycling Time – 4h 57m Total Calories – 6482 Gym Visits – 1 Quite unbelievably it’s marathon training time again. April 17th seems such a long way but apparently its time to start the 18 week training plan. If…

South Downs – Newhaven to Beachy Head

For our next adventure we will be returning to one of the most stunning coastal regions of the UK. The South Downs is a delightfully accessible national park situated less than 50 miles from London. It’s the perfect weekend escape to forget about the stresses and angst of modern urban life. The south downs has been quite a…

Why go to the Peak District?

I can think of many great reasons to choose to take a trip to the Peak District. For example: But that’s too easy. I could do that with any part of the British countryside and it would have a similar effect. See: Anyway, here is the definitive list of why you should choose the Peak…

New website

Happy Sunday evening people. Exciting news! Going forward this site will now be called Sharp Edge Adventures. I will still talk about all things fitness but I will be specifically looking to get on more adventures in the mountains and lowlands of the UK. As you know, I am training for my Mountain Leader Award and…

Anytime Fitness Tooting

For the past year I’ve been paying an extortionate amount for gym membership at Virgin Active. You might remember my post from this time last year (you probably won’t!) when I bit the bullet and joined the gym for the first time in a long while. In retrospect I am glad I did. Whilst I…

Pyrenees 2015 – Gavarnie and Le Taillon

As I mentioned previously, this summer we spent a couple of days relaxing in the French Pyrenees. We were visiting friends in Barcelona and thought it would be nice to spend a few days in the mountains seeing as we were so close. A mere 2 hours drive away from Andorra and it’s surrounding national…

Snowdonia – November 2015

Somewhere between Storm Barney and Storm Clodagh I took a trip to Snowdonia. What the hell kind of name is Clodagh anyway!? The previous weekend had seen the first heavy snow in North Wales and on the Sunday had seen blue skies and some absolutely magestic photos popping up on my Facebook feed. The weekend…

What happened!?

Time is a funny thing. Somehow it has been 4 months since my last post. A lot has happened in that time. I quit my job and started working for the BBC. It’s another office job which as you know is not my number one choice but it is in West London. So slightly closer…