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NDW 100

North Downs Way 100 – 5th August 2017 Taking on 2 x 100 mile events over 2 consecutive weekends. The NDW100 is a 103 mile trail run along the North Downs from Farnham in Surrey to Ashford in Kent. 80% … Continue reading

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Lakeland 100

Lakeland 100 – Race Report 28th-29th July 2017 This event was celebrating its 10th year and it is a Circular 105 mile run around the Lake District trails from Coniston, taking in 6300m of ascent. I am not new to the … Continue reading

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Bivi up Scafell Pike

On the 20th January 2017, I spent the night on the top of Scafell Pike in my Bivibag so that I could enjoy this amazing sunrise above the clouds the next morning. A selfie taken with my drone

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Learn your compass – Part 3

  5 Tips for Beginners Make sure that the Direction of Travel Arrow is pointing away from your body, and in the direction you want to go. Always make sure that you have the Orienting Arrow aligned with Grid North … Continue reading

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Learn your compass – Part 2

Parts of a Compass Compasses now come in all shapes, styles and sizes and, as with everything, you get what you pay for. A cheap one is almost guaranteed to let you down – and no one wants to be … Continue reading

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How to read a compass – Part 1

The Three Norths A compass is an amazing piece of kit… when you know how to use it!  Whatever you’re doing outdoors – hiking up a mountain or navigating on an adventure race – reading a compass properly not only … Continue reading

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12 hour Adventure Racing

  Making the Step Up to a 12hr race, by Tom Davies So, you’ve seen an advert for a 12 hour race, but you’re worried that it’s a big step up from the 2 or 4 hour races you’ve been … Continue reading

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Love your map

5 reasons we love maps 1. Maps showcase what’s around you If you follow the Google maps on your phone or set the sat-nav to your desired destination, chances are you’re going to miss an awful lot. That beautiful lake … Continue reading

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Virgin London Marathon – Chasing the Sub 3 hour

Sunday April 24th was the 36th running of the London Marathon. I knew this race was on the cards for about a year since I had a Good For Age (GFA) place from achieving 3h01m07s in Hamburg a couple of years … Continue reading

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Devizes to Westminster – A long paddle

Devizes – Westminster, 125 miles, 77 portages – www.dwrace.org.uk Thursday 24th March, 36 hours before the start I was at home watching TV when a message was put out on social media by a friend of mine in Afghanistan saying that a sick paddler … Continue reading

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