Langdale Horseshoe 2021

Dungeon Ghyll, Saturday, October 9, 2021

12.5 miles, 4600ft, AL

Nina Mason

As one of the ‘classic’ Lakes fell races I have wanted to run this for a few years, Langdale is also one of my favourite places (Mum used to take me up to Stickle Tarn as a kid) and I was really excited about the opportunity to run this year. The Ambleside AC website pulls … Continue reading Langdale Horseshoe 2021

Manchester Half-marathon 2021

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Marc Watson

The weather was warm and still. No wind or rain and good conditions. I went into the run thinking: “Somewhere around 2 hours. All of the talk is about fast and flat”. As I started at 8:15am, it was very early. I didn’t get chance for pre-race porridge (as I hardly slept the night before … Continue reading Manchester Half-marathon 2021

George Fisher Hot Chocolate Run

Keswick, Monday, September 20, 2021

29.5 miles / 7,947 feet

Tamsin Imber

I need to thank Nina Mason. She did the George Fisher Tea Round a couple of weeks ago, and this inspired me to have a go. I had not heard of it before. The George Fisher Tea Round is a circular route that takes in all the tops you can see from the George Fisher … Continue reading George Fisher Hot Chocolate Run

Montane Dragon’s Back Race 2021

Wales, Monday, September 6, 2021

236 miles, 17,000 m ascent

Elaine Bisson

The Dragon’s Back RaceRad Cefn Y Ddraig‘The World’s Toughest Mountain Race’6th – 11th September 2021236 miles, 57,000ft, 6 days As for so many others, this last year has been exceptionally challenging. To say things have not gone to plan would be an understatement. The one thing that keeps me on the brighter side is my … Continue reading Montane Dragon’s Back Race 2021

Elaine Bisson Stars in Montane Dragon’s Back Race

Elaine tackles the Crib Goch ridge Elaine Bisson achieves second place in “The World’s Toughest Mountain Race” The Montane Dragon’s Back Race is definitely not a race to take lightly. This six-day stage race takes competitors across the rugged spine of Wales from the north coast at Conwy to the capital, Cardiff. The total distance … Continue reading Elaine Bisson Stars in Montane Dragon’s Back Race

Great North Run 2021

Sunday, September 12, 2021

The 40th running of the Great North Run took place on 12th September 2021, after a year’s absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The race was run on a revised course, for one year only, as an out and back route, crossing the Tyne Bridge twice and passing through the city centre before finishing next … Continue reading Great North Run 2021

Gateshead Harriers Quayside 5k 2021

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Anna Basu

I know I post too much running stuff but last night’s Quayside 5k was really meaningful for me, having put me through some admittedly self-inflicted agonising. The race has two halves, with a 20 minute cutoff for the A race. After two sub-20 minute 5ks pre Lockdown One (aka a very long time ago), and … Continue reading Gateshead Harriers Quayside 5k 2021

Pete Bland Kentmere Horseshoe fell race 2021

Sunday, August 1, 2021

AM / 12.3m / 3300ft

Nina Mason

A few months ago I entered a handful of fell races, determined to get ‘hill fit’ again. I have read a bit about the Kentmere Horseshoe, it has got history, and it looked a great route from a valley I have not previously explored. Mum came with me on the day, and she did a … Continue reading Pete Bland Kentmere Horseshoe fell race 2021