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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

World Transplant Games – Track Events

Gateshead Stadium, Thursday, August 22, 2019

Shaun Roberts

Gateshead International Stadium was the venue for the athletics at the Games … I had entered the 400m, the 800m and the 1500m, being the longest available distances. I’m not at all sure I have much in the way of fast-twitch muscle … but whatever there is I’ve tried to train up a bit over … Continue reading World Transplant Games – Track Events

World Transplant Games – Bike Road Race

Hetton Lyons, Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Shaun Roberts

Baptism of fire in the road race on an undulating course at Hetton Lyons. This was a combined 17-lap race for all the 60+, 70+, 80+ men – first over the line sets the end of the race. Pushed very hard at the start, but got dropped by a breakaway of six. Managed to keep … Continue reading World Transplant Games – Bike Road Race

World Transplant Games – 5K

Town Moor, Newcastle, Sunday, August 18, 2019

Shaun Roberts

After the recent British Transplant Games, the very local World Transplant Games, within a couple of miles of where I spent quite a long time in hospital, couldn’t come soon enough. Good to start the week with the 5K, which I thought was my best chance of doing well, having picked up the Gold in … Continue reading World Transplant Games – 5K

British Transplant Games

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Shaun Roberts

When I was first diagnosed with leukaemia, early last year, little did I realise the long road ahead would end up at ‘Transplant Sport’ ! I’d never heard of it until I saw a piece on Look North about the upcoming World Transplant Games, which involves transplant recipients from all over the world, all competing … Continue reading British Transplant Games

Howgills Barn Weekend

nr Sedbergh, Saturday, March 29, 2014

Shaun Roberts

Many thanks to Nigel for once again organising a great weekend in the Howgills! And this time he organised some decent weather as well, which really helped. The north-east may have been lost under sea-frets from the east, but the Howgills were warm, dry and even sunny. The barn was all very civilised, and there … Continue reading Howgills Barn Weekend

Durham Dales Challenge

Wolsingham and Middleton-in-Teesdale, Saturday, June 22, 2013

30 and 16 mile options

Shaun Roberts and Rachel Bullock

Shaun Roberts on the 30-miler … I’d had my eyes on this for one for ages … it starts and finishes here in Wolsingham, and the closer bits of the route are ones I train over, so there’s really been no excuse not to have a go … except for that ’30-mile’ bit. I’ve never … Continue reading Durham Dales Challenge

The Yomp Mountain Challenge

Kirkby Stephen, Sunday, June 2, 2013

23M / 4,000' (with 11.5M and 6.25M options)

Shaun Roberts

aka Mallerstang Horseshoe & Nine Standards Yomp Well, what a difference a year makes. A year ago the marshals were freezing on the hills as the wind tore into their tents. This time round it was bright and sunny, and looked as if it could get seriously hot later in the day, though a bit … Continue reading The Yomp Mountain Challenge