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…

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…