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Saturn Virtual Remembrance Run

Saturday, November 7, 2020

Marathon

Jo Robertson (With Louise Collins)

It’ll be the last time Louise Collins ever messages me on a Thursday afternoon asking whether I was going for a long run on Saturday….. “For sure” said I, “fancy a marathon attempt?” So the plan was made, neither of us having properly trained for it but after a run of races being cancelled, me … Continue reading Saturn Virtual Remembrance Run

Ambleside Trail 60

Sunday, September 13, 2020

37.5 miles, 6955ft ascent

Rob Thirkell

My favourite domestic event of 2019 was the inaugural Brathay Ambleside Trail 60. It was a route of some 37.5 miles made up of three distinct sections. A fast, flowing trail up and over Loughrigg from Ambleside to Coniston was followed by a series of steep ups and downs for the next 20 miles to … Continue reading Ambleside Trail 60

Esk Valley Walk – A Running Day Out!

Esk Valley, Saturday, September 5, 2020

Officially 37 miles

Nina Mason

I’d seen the Esk Valley Walk route a few months ago, and had been toying with the idea of running it, either over 2 days, or making it a more challenging single day out. This weekend, I opted for the latter, along with a night camping in the van with Adrian. The route starts with … Continue reading Esk Valley Walk – A Running Day Out!

Northern Saints Trails

Durham

Dave Robson

The Pandemic meant there were no events when the first lockdown restrictions were lifted so Melanie and I turned our attention to doing some long distance trails in roughly ten mile sections with a car at the start and end of each section. We were particularly attracted to the new Northern Saints Trails http://www.northernsaints.com/ which … Continue reading Northern Saints Trails

Lowther Lakeland Fell and Trail Run

Near Penrith, Sunday, August 9, 2020

Shaun Roberts

Yes, it had to happen! Sooner or later actual racing was going to restart, and Martin Stone, well-known to fell-runners and those using SiEntries, was the man to organise it. This 13-mile race was set up as, I think, a bit of a test event, the first fell race since lockdown, and one to be … Continue reading Lowther Lakeland Fell and Trail Run