Category Archives: Nina Mason

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

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

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!

Espresso Round

Keswick, Sunday, November 10, 2019

12.3 Miles, 3128 feet.

Nina Mason

So, I had a ‘free weekend’…..what to do? Forecast looked good, maps out…..mmmm. I decided to go for the Espresso Round with mum. This is the Abraham Tea Round’s shorter and lower alternative. You start and finish at the George Fisher shop in Keswick, and need to touch 4 tops, Catbells, Rowling End, Causey Pike … Continue reading Espresso Round

British Fell Relay Championships (leg 3 – navigation leg)

Peak District, Saturday, October 19, 2019

Nigel Heppell and Nina Mason

From Nigel: A Navigation leg, run as a pair – Geoff Davies and Nigel Heppell were sent away ahead of the mass start by the combined efforts of Graeme W(leg 1) and James G/Paul E(leg2).The map is only handed to us after we are a few hundred metres into the race and tells us that … Continue reading British Fell Relay Championships (leg 3 – navigation leg)

Derek Price Memorial Grisedale Horseshoe

Glenridding, Lake District, Saturday, September 7, 2019


Nina Mason

A fabulous, warm, sunny day greeted the runners of this year’s Grisedale Horseshoe.  This year it was one of the English Championship counters, with some of the best fell runners in the country taking part. Start and finish in Glenridding, at the parish hall, where my timing dibber was expertly attached to my wrist at … Continue reading Derek Price Memorial Grisedale Horseshoe