Monday, 30th September 2013 by Richard
Two days of running in glorious sunshine in the Lakes...
Monday, 29th October 2012 by Rachel
Why did I enter Richard and I for the A course at the OMM? It was a really long way and almost resulted in a failure of our sense of humour on numerous occasions! The weekend started well. I took Friday off work, so we had a leisurely day and managed to arrive in Sedbergh […]
Sunday, 7th October 2012 by Rachel
This year the Rab Mountain Marathon started from Wooler in Northumberland. This event is ‘score’ format, meaning that you have 6 hours on day 1 and 5 hours on day 2 to locate as many controls as possible. The controls are worth varying numbers of points, and the largest point count wins, so tactics and […]
Monday, 20th August 2012 by Richard
We’ve always fancied doing the BAMM. It’s 200km North of the Arctic circle, and has always sounded like the greatest adventure of all the mountain marathons. This year we decided we had to do it, even though Björkliden is a full day of travel each way from Stockholm, and the whole trip ends up being […]
Monday, 9th July 2012 by Rachel
Friday of the Saunders MM dawned with gloom; it was horrendously wet and I was feeling pretty rough. This was unfortunate because I had a mountain marathon to run and I was running with Mark, who is mid-way through his (self-imposed) challenge to run 12 marathons in 12 months for The Meningitis Trust. Luckily, from […]
Wednesday, 27th June 2012 by Rachel
This is the third time we’ve ran the Setanta Ireland Rogaine; the lure of running/orienteering for 24 hours without stopping is somewhat attractive, but it’s not just the challenge that draws us back to Ireland, it’s also the bizarre and random things that always happen when we cross the Irish Sea. This year was no […]
The 2012 LAMM: beautiful scenery, hard work, terrible midges, and my first ever Munro summit...