Four Lakeland Passes (and some epic weather!)

I have wanted to take part in this event ever since it was revived by Ascend Events (having originally been organised for many years by Borrowdale Youth Hostel). It is a classic route of around 19 miles that takes in four of the Lake District's most beautiful valleys (Borrowdale, Wasdale, Ennerdale and Buttermere) by linking... Continue Reading →

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Hardmoors 60: Slip Sliding Away!

The Hardmoors 60 was a very significant race for me, not just as a challenge in its own right, but because completing this race would mean I had successfully completed the 2017 Hardmoors Grand Slam (finishing all the Hardmoors Ultras in one calendar year) having already finished the 30, 55 and 110 mile races this... Continue Reading →

Girls Running Wild: Kim Cavill

Kim Cavill gained the nickname 'Dictionary' at school thanks to her interest in reading and avoidance of all things sporty. However, since starting running in her 20s, she has achieved wins and top 3 finishes at some of the UK's biggest ultras, including winning the Hardmoors 110 and finishing 2nd at this year's Lakeland 50.... Continue Reading →

Kit Review: Sawyer Mini Water Filter

As I have been doing more running in remote areas without access to clean water sources, I have recently purchased a Sawyer Mini Water Filter. This is a small and lightweight water filter which is easy to throw in your backpack and take with you. During my recent wild camping trip on the Pennine Way... Continue Reading →

Girls Running Wild: Helen Bly

In this new series, I will be chatting to ladies who run off road or ultra distances and my first interview is with Helen Bly. I met Helen at the Belvoir Challenge marathon this year when she was preparing to run her first ultra. Running has transformed her life and she is now using it... Continue Reading →

Book Review: There is No Map in Hell

The "Wainwrights" are the 214 fells of the Lake District described by the legendary hillwalker Alfred Wainwright in his seven volume Pictorial Guide to the Lakeland Fells. For many people the task of "Wainwright bagging", reaching each of the summits outlined in Wainwright's books, is an ongoing challenge over the course of a lifetime. But... Continue Reading →

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