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Archives for May 2018

Forest of Dean 10k

I ran this race last year, when it was called the Skechers trail run.  New sponsor this year, so new name - Salming trail run. The course had changed slightly, bringing it to 10.5k (with 2 and 4 lap options added if you wanted to run a half/full marathon).  There was also a 5k option, and before the main race started, a 1km kids route.

The weather was warm and dry and sunny!  Last year I ran the (downhill) first 3km a bit too quickly, and this year I intentionally did the same as I knew the hill in the second... continue reading »

Hole of Horcum and Skelton Tower

The 'main event' of this year's Outdoor Bloggers weekend - a 10 mile walk in the North Yorkshire Moors.

We started from the car park at Saltergate, a short drive from the campsite.  Here there are some information boards which I didn't bother to read - but did take a photo just in case I wanted to later.  Besides, Jenni had come armed with fun facts about the area, and I didn't want any spoilers.

Heading north along a path just next to the main road, we soon learnt our first fact of the day - how the "Hole" was (and wasn't!)... continue reading »