Monthly Archives: January 2013

#115 – Winter in the Clwydian Hills

‘The Spine’ race is one of those events that takes over your life – for the competitors it’s the culmination of months of planning and training, but the members of the support team also had to prepare for a week … Continue reading

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#114 – ‘The Spine’, Britains most brutal race – the inside story.

Saturday morning 12th January – It must have been getting quite tense at the start line of ‘The Spine’ race.  After all, running the 268 mile Pennine Way in winter in less than one week is a pretty tough challenge.  … Continue reading

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#113 – ‘The Spine’ 2013, Britains most brutal race!

The usual Monday blog post will be delayed a day or so, as we are all just back from this years race, and I don’t have the pics yet.  Suffice it to say there was cold, there was pain and … Continue reading

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#112 – The ‘Spine Race’ 2013 – Let the madness begin!

Let’s face it, you must have a screw loose to compete in an event like ‘The Spine’ race.  The Pennine Way in winter, 268 miles of the worst that Pennine weather can throw at you, and all to be completed … Continue reading

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 #111 – A soggy day in the hills of Mid-Wales

If you wanted to describe Wales in one word, you wouldn’t go far wrong with “hilly”!  What’s more, hills are usually a good excuse for a walk, so when we visited friends at Llandrindod in Powys over Christmas, the rucksacks … Continue reading

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