Ride For Someone – November 2022 Adventure

Ride for Someone In November I’ll be riding 440+ miles or 710 km on my Druid in memory of my father, over a long weekend Over the course of 10 years he drove over 1/4 million miles to see me & my sister, showing me what commitment, endurance & love are I’ll be keeping the…

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Pocket Plogging

Many of us don’t like to run with packs unless they’re necessary for storing kit & when we do, we want things as minimal/stripped back as possible After all, who wants a run with a fridge on their back? Plogging, litterpicking, picking up stuff – where do you store your finds? – bumbag, hand bag…

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More than words – We need action

More than words This bottle was discovered as seen, between bracken & needles, slowly becoming part of the micro ecosystem, as wrapper begins to curl, inks & dyes loose their clarity, the clear plastic & cap loosing their identity There’s no telling whether this was dropped by accident, on purpose or through naivety I took…

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104 – My #1BagChallenge

104 6.2 miles around the Longslade Trail yesterday with the core team at Woburn Bike Trails, walking the mtb singletrack, inspecting & auditing for future works Gloves & a bag in hand, I was hoping the @trashfreetrails #1bagchallenge would be just that 10 litres was clearly insufficient – a 10 litre dry bag, bagel bag (edible not bikepacking)…

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What’s in my camera bag for a Group Run?

My bag of blueness stood out in a sea of ultra vests, bum bags & lean carrying systems at Maverick Run Project’s Chilterns 14 mile Group Run Many asked what was in the bag of tricks, which really isn’t that big on the back of a taller individual… I carried a few extras being one of…

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Olney Pancake Race – NHS vs Fire

Volunteering is flipping fun! (pun intended) While providing first aid cover for Olney Pancake race, the Mayor asked if we’d take on some of the Olney Retained Fire crew in a pancake race of our own, much to the crowds & our own amusement I’ve been responding as a Community First Responder for 6 weeks…

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David Goggins 4x4x48 Challenge – this weekend!

@davidgoggins 4x4x48 – this Weekend Perhaps there’s a longing to be in the pain cave once more In truth, my life has been significantly less active over the past 18 months. I’ve taken on new responsibilities in my personal time, studied, grown (not vertically) & hopefully become better for it, but breaking back into regular training…

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2021 – The Year I Felt Loss

It’s been a wild year I can’t recall much of it, much has happened in the latter half that my brain remains pretty slow & useless a lot of the time. My fathers passing in September has effected me deeper than I could have foreseen & Christmas Day was draining at times, emotions for all…

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The Winter Solstice – There is still light out there

The seasons have changed and we find ourselves here on the shortest day of the year, with many areas of the Northern Hemisphere with a handful of hours of light at most. Now, I know for some of us, the prospect of night rides, runs and walks is a bonus – empty trails, less wildlife…

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Neil Read to walk 171 miles for My Black Dog Charity

Walking trails, running from point to point, focusing on time, splits & calorie intake are things many of us have some relation to. In the past year theres been a shift to Fastest Known Times (FKT’s) & personal projects, with deeper relationships to the land these athletic feats are undertaken on, with wide spread race…

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