Tag Archives: off road

Coming up…….. The Hartland Hartbreaker

This Sunday I shall do the 18 mile long Hartland Hartbreaker in North Devon. The pre event email popped in to my inbox this week, reading it caused some mixed reactions. Good The race is technical, long, muddy, hilly, rocky, … Continue reading

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Dursley dozen

When I first moved to Devon I did a half marathon in the New Forest. The 13.1 miles were described as flat. I was not impressed when that was a big fat lie (press here to read about it) I … Continue reading

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The Tale of Two Doyntons

Last January I completed my first Cross Country half marathon, I did this at the inaugural Doynton Hard Half Marathon (in case you missed that exciting blog you can catch up with it here) This year I was contacted by the … Continue reading

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After January comes February

Who knew? You think that the penny would have dropped about this, wouldn’t you? After XX years where the months have been this way it should not have come as a surprise that it is the same this year. Total surprise … Continue reading

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Templer Ten Number Two

Sunday morning in balmy 2 degree temperatures I arrived at Stover School in South Devon to take part in the Templar Ten for the second time. Want to read about attempt one? Then click here It was a chilly wait … Continue reading

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From Hero to Zero and back again-what a week!

Last Monday I ran 7 miles and then did the Metafit class. Oh boy I was feeling hardcore. Not bad for a fifty year old I thought. Mmmmm hold that thought Disaster struck. It was a combination of things the … Continue reading

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Cockington Christmas Caper

The race namers in Devon love a bit of alliteration! Yesterday I drove to south Devon to do this 8 mile multi-terrain run. The web site advertised it as ‘8 miles of mud, sweat, tears and laughter through scenic countryside’, … Continue reading

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