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James Garland’s Bob Graham Round

Keswick, Lake District, Saturday, June 24, 2023

66 miles / 27,000ft, 42 summits

James Garland

Training and Leading Up to the Attempt The Bob Graham Round (BGR) has been a long-term goal for well over a decade since reading ‘Feet in the clouds’ (by Richard Askwith) and listening to fellow runners’ tales about their attempts to follow in the footsteps of Bob Graham. Since joining the Striders in 2010, I’ve … Continue reading James Garland’s Bob Graham Round

British Fell Relay Championships (Leg 2)

Peak District, Saturday, October 19, 2019

James Garland and Paul Evans

Having watched Graeme in, we were off, up a short muddy slope through the woods and out into open moorland. A slow run soon turned into a steady hands-on-knees walk as the slope steepened through bracken and heather. The next hour or so was hard work. Muddy tussocky narrow paths, the occasional bog and stream … Continue reading British Fell Relay Championships (Leg 2)

Simonside Fell Race

Thropton Show, Saturday, September 17, 2011

BM / 6.75M / 1200'

James Garland

Almost thwarted by the midday A1 traffic I made it to Thropton with just enough time to grab number 70, pin it to my vest, greet the 11 fellow Striders and partially listen to the route description while tying my shoelaces. Five minutes later I was wading through the fast-flowing Coquet, wondering whether this was … Continue reading Simonside Fell Race

Brass Monkey Half Marathon

York Racecourse, Sunday, January 23, 2011

First and foremost a correction – as well as the general mayhem on arrival at York racecourse the Brass Monkey organisers can also get the age categories wrong! I’d be chuffed to bits if I can still run this kind of time when I do reach 45 🙂 This was my first half marathon since … Continue reading Brass Monkey Half Marathon

Hexhamshire Hobble

Allendale, Sunday, January 9, 2011

Grand Prix Race - click flag for current league tables. King/Queen of the Mountain Race - click flag for more information. CM / 10.5m / 1220'

James Garland

Part hobble part skating rink at times this was a great, mainly off-road course, with plenty of single track and undulating terrain. All the way round you never really had 100% control over the limbs particularly on the single track sections where there were a few ‘Bambi on Ice’ moments and plenty of groans when … Continue reading Hexhamshire Hobble