Category Archives: Ian Butler

October Odyssey Orienteering event

Dukeshouse Woods, Hexham, Sunday, October 27, 2019

Ian Butler

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Ian Butler … “Don’t what ever you do lose the dibber” WOT, NO CROSS COUNTRY?  LETS GO ORIENTEERING! The excitement had been building all week and my preparation was spot on. I was in peak condition and ready to go and face the onslaught known as the Harrier League Cross Country. I had even restricted … Continue reading October Odyssey Orienteering event

Adventures in Orienteering – Simply Putting One Foot in Front of the Other?

Aykley Heads & Bolam Lake

Ian Butler

I was huffing and puffing up a hill at the Gibside Fruit Bowl, in clear pain and feeling knackered, when a mate of mine who was marshalling shouted out “Get on with it!! Running’s easy. Remember its simply about putting one foot in front of the other’. If only life and running was that simple… … Continue reading Adventures in Orienteering – Simply Putting One Foot in Front of the Other?

Observations of an Accidental Cross Country Runner

Druridge Bay & Aykley Heads, Saturday, November 17, 2018

Ian Butler

Many years ago, when I got sent to jail, I didn’t take it at all well. I refused all offers of food and drink, spat and swore at anyone who came near me and burst into tears. That was the last time that I ever played Monopoly with my big sister! I have always had … Continue reading Observations of an Accidental Cross Country Runner

Vale of York Half Marathon 2018 Ian Butler

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Ian Butler

Trails and Tribulations – How to be a Very Amateur Athlete Background Since joining Striders 3 years ago and getting in to this running lark, I have often questioned my self as to whether I am an athlete or not. I am often the recipient of letters and emails from various sporting organisations addressed to … Continue reading Vale of York Half Marathon 2018 Ian Butler