Tag Archives: Pennine Way

#194 – The Pennine Way in winter – twice as much fun for Javed

On 16 January 2016, the fifth Montane Spine Race ended at Kirk Yetholm in Scotland. Of the 68 racers who had started only 24 reached the finish, adding to the myths surrounding ‘Britain’s most brutal race’.    One of the … Continue reading

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#193 – The Spine Race 2016, as seen from Gregs Hut

The Spine Race – 268 miles on the Pennine Hills – In winter! Every January for the past five years, a hardy bunch of ultra-athletes have set off from Edale in the Derbyshire Peak District with the intention of racing … Continue reading

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#192 – Here we go again – The Spine Race 2016

It’s that time of year again – the Montane Spine Race started on Saturday 9th January on a cold misty day in Edale.   The racers have one thing in mind, and that is running the length of the Pennine Way … Continue reading

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#178 – Spine Race – the Movie

I don’t get to many film premieres; in fact, if I’m honest, I don’t get to any!   That is until a couple of weeks ago, when I attended my very first film premiere. I left the black tie and dinner … Continue reading

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#149 – No pain, no gain – The Spine Race 2014

Fifty years ago, the UK Prime Minister Harold Wilson said, “a week is a long time in politics”.  In The Spine Race, a week feels like a lifetime.  For the uninitiated, ‘The Spine’ is “Britain’s most brutal race. The longest, … Continue reading

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#148 – Here we go again! The Spine Race 2014

It’s that time of year again.  Time for the ‘Spine Race’.  For those of you who don’t already know the ‘Spine Race’, it’s an epic seven-day event following the Pennine Way, the national trail that runs along the Pennine Hills, … Continue reading

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#141– Two men and a dog, and the highest noodle bar in the UK (Having a fun time on ‘The Spine Race’!)

“Do you fancy a couple of days up at Greg’s Hut in January?” If anyone other than John Bamber had asked the question, I would probably have answered with a reply that included sex and travel!  For those who don’t … 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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