Category Archives: Devon

Ultra Sandwich

I am not sure it is ideal to sandwich a 50k run with two other events, but that is what I did. The Charmouth Challenge the Saturday before and the Haytor Heller the Saturday after. Haytor is ‘a granite tor … Continue reading

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Charmouth Challenge

Last Saturday afternoon I did the Charmouth Challenge. This event has been on my radar for a long while. I avoided it previously due to the fact it is billed as a ‘Fell Race’. To me this meant I had … Continue reading

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Wet wet wet woodland relays

Last night was the annual Woodland Relay that the club partakes in. This is my third relay and the two previous years the weather has been glorious. Being held in England’s summer that good luck was never going to hold … Continue reading

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The long slow run, with pitstops.

This week work has been slow, it is very much the calm before the storm, so I decided that to prevent another day staring at a lap top, I would take the day off to fit in a long slow … Continue reading

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Operation MFYOC Kicked off

I’m not a lover of acronyms, working in education I find they are overused, probably due to the shortage of time people have due to an extensive curriculum and assessment strategies, but that’s a discussion for another time not the … Continue reading

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Umborne Ug Second Edition

Umborne is a little village in East Devon located deep within one of the many mountain ranges we have here. In June 2014 I did my first Unborne Ug, you can read about that here, last night I did my … Continue reading

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Cat antics

Both Madams slept through the night as babies by the time they were six weeks old. Some people would say I was lucky that this happened. I would argue that luck had nothing to do with it, it was sheer … Continue reading

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