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…

Brighton Marathon Training – Week 5

Weekly Stats Running Distance – 25 miles Running Time – 3h 36m Cycling –  77.5 miles Cycling Time – 6h 18m Total Calories – 9172 Gym Visits – 2 Days hiking – 1 Another heavy week of exercise, only this time it felt much more manageable. There was a slight increase in mileage this week…

Beaconsfield Circular – Walk Review

What a splendid day’s hiking! We started the day at Beaconsfield station circa 10am. The weather was fresh and clear. There was a 60% chance of rain between 11 and 1. Something which thankfully never surfaced. What we were left with was sunshine for the whole day. We were a group of 4 and once…

Brighton Marathon Training – Week 4

Weekly Stats Running Distance – 23.4 miles Running Time – 3h 33m Cycling –  77.5 miles Cycling Time – 6h 22m Total Calories – 8469 Gym Visits – 2 Crikey, week 4 already! Definitely my biggest 7 days of exercise in a long time. As you can see from the stats above it was fairly exhausting. I…

Beaconsfield Circular

Hot off the heels of last weekend’s southern coast hike and I’m already planning another for this weekend. So far there is just myself and a friend and we plan to do a Beaconsfield loop on Sunday. We’ll probably start at about 10am due to the lack of sunlight these days. Let’s hope for some good…

South Downs Trip – Alfriston to Eastbourne

It’s taken me 24 hours but I think I’ve just about dried off from our South Downs adventure. I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I had a new year’s trip to the coast planned and it was at 8:15 on Saturday morning that we set off in the car. We were a party…

Brighton Marathon Training – Week 3

Weekly Stats Running Distance – 18.1 miles Running Time – 2h 39m Cycling –  16.6 miles Cycling Time – 1h 26m Total Calories – 3802 Gym Visits – o Happy New Year people. I hope 2015 was good to you and that 2016 is even better! Moving swiftly on… The Hal Higdon marathon plan works…