Monthly Archives: January 2012

#62 – ‘The Spine’ – Britain’s most brutal race! (Part 2)

Sometimes the Pennine Way must seem like a bad joke.  One of those times must be the Cumbria section where the route climbs steadily from Teesdale to cross the watershed at High Cup Nick.  From there the route drops 400 … Continue reading

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#61 – ‘The Spine’ – Britain’s most brutal race! (Part 1)

The Pennine Way is well known amongst outdoor enthusiasts as being the first long-distance trail in the UK.  The idea of a national trail came from walker and journalist Tom Stephenson, who having been inspired by the Appalachian Trail had … Continue reading

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#60 – A special delivery by the coal man!

This week’s blog is a bit on the short side.  I’m out for the next few days acting as safety cover on what must be the most gruelling race in the UK – It’s called ‘The Spine’ and the competitors … Continue reading

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#59 – “Water, water, everywhere……….”

The plan had been to go to the Peak District for our next hill day.  However, the ‘breezy’ day with ‘sunny intervals’ turned out to be ‘blowing a hoolie’ and ‘light rain’.  Our last outing to Malham on Boxing Day … Continue reading

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