World Mental Health Day

Life can feel disjointed & derailed at times. Little or big plans, intentions & thoughts, life is full of twists & turns Between you & me, I’ve not been firing on all cylinders since my father past last year. My running & riding has become something I speak of, rather than do. I’ve filled my…

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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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Hugo, Callum, Richie & Elton are swimming the English Channel

You may remember many moons ago, words and images were featured on this very website, of men normally found hiding under the waves, about to embark on a human powered effort of magnitude many us can’t imagine, let alone commit to. HMS Oardacious – 4 Submariners set to row the Atlantic Well, they’re at it again.…

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Race with grey matter at the Brain Race

“The BrainRace is more than a mere physical test, and while speed and endurance may play a role in your team’s strategy, each pair must plan carefully to utilise strengths and maximise efficiency!“ On March 27th 2022, in Delamere Forest, Cheshire, a new style of race begins The Brain Race There’s a new race on…

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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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Punk Rock Run Club launch new range of trail gear

Some of you may have come across the Punk Rock Run Club or PRRC before. Its founder Ant, has featured on these pages before, when I accompanied Ant in 2018 on a section of his Heart of Snowdonia project. Now, the PRRC existed back then, however it was very much something for those who knew…

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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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