Category Archives: Nick Latham

Blencathra Fell Race 2022

Mungrisdale, Wednesday, June 1, 2022

AM / 8.1 miles / 2,700 feet

Nick Latham

Blencathra descent © Grand Day Out Photography “Why am I doing this?” I think that if you haven’t thought this in at least one race or run, you’re probably in a distinct minority. That I was only a few minutes into this race when the thought passed through my brain didn’t bode well, but then … Continue reading Blencathra Fell Race 2022

British Fell and Hill Relay Championships 2021

Tebay, Saturday, October 16, 2021

Nick Latham

Waiting in the pen to start leg 2 If you’ve ever driven down the M6, you may have passed through a section of high fells just south of Tebay village. If you were blessed with good weather, you might have been able to see the tops of them. If you’re wired the same way as … Continue reading British Fell and Hill Relay Championships 2021

NEHL Lambton Estate Cross Country

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Nick Latham

The 2019-20 cross country season saw its fair share of disruption. Lambton Estate was a new fixture this season but the first attempt was rained off and it was rescheduled to March.  Druridge Bay suffered the same fate and by the time Thornley Hall Farm came around in February there wasn’t an option to postpone … Continue reading NEHL Lambton Estate Cross Country

A potter around some Lakeland fells

Hartsop, Cumbria, Sunday, November 18, 2018

6.4 miles 500m climb

Nick Latham

If you haven’t read Charlie Spedding’s book (From Last to First: How I Became a Marathon Champion), I can heartily recommend it. One of the ideas he touches on (and I apologise for the terrible paraphrasing) is that your subconscious brain will hold you physically accountable for any deals you make with it. My deal … Continue reading A potter around some Lakeland fells

Vale of York Half Marathon 2018 Nick Latham

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Nick Latham

Vale of York Half Marathon was my first race at this distance back in 2015 and I loved the event, so wanted to pay it another visit. It’s based out of the aero club near Sherburn-in-Elmet (between Leeds and Selby), so it’s a bit of a drive to get to (about 1 hour 30 minutes … Continue reading Vale of York Half Marathon 2018 Nick Latham

Hartlepool Marina 5 Road Race 2018

Sunday, April 15, 2018

5 miles

Nick Latham

Five miles isn’t a particularly common race distance in the north-east as far as I can tell, there only seems to be a handful scattered through the race calendar in amongst the more common 5ks, 10ks and half marathons. Perhaps it was this uncommon distance, perhaps being in the middle of the spring marathon season … Continue reading Hartlepool Marina 5 Road Race 2018