Tag Archives: Runs

The Karrimor Great Trail Challenge, Keswick

­­ The Karrimor Great Trail Challenge was held on Sunday 17th June, 2012. Here’s a film and review of the event. This was the first ever Karrimor Great Trail Challenge, and I felt pretty chuffed to be part of it. I knew before I got there that it was going to be well organised. With the companies involved – Karrimor, Powerade and Aqua Pura – it wasn’t going to be anything else. And so it proved to be. Race packs were sent out in time, together with detailed how to get there/route details/general race day instructions….

The Brathay Windermere Marathon

The Brathay Windermere Marathon was held on Sunday 20th May, 2012. Here’s a film and review of the event. I was expecting to run this race in bad weather. It’s not that I’m a pessimist, it’s just that the Lake District has a reputation of being wet, really wet (all those lakes are there for a reason…). And indeed, chatting to other runners at the start line who’d done it before (there was a lot of them, this run seems to attract people to it again and again), they told of having run the…

The Wall, A Coast to Coast 70 mile Run

Here’s a look at this 2 day event, that crossed England via Hadrian’s Wall. Below is our review of the event, and a film. Trek and Run were supported during this race by Asics www.asics.co.uk The Quiet Site Campsite www.thequietsite.co.uk Maxifuel www.maxifuel.com Robens Tents www.robens.de Adidas www.adidas.co.uk Thermarest Sleeping Mats http://cascadedesigns.com/en/therm-a-rest Beyond The Beaten Track Pre Packed Food www.beyondthebeatentrack.com & Helly Hansen Clothing www.hellyhansen.com  First of all, here’s a film of the event, it’ll give you an idea of what to expect from the route. I’d taken part in this event in 2012 and loved it, so much…

By boat to Howtown & foot to Glenridding – 10km Walk

This is a lovely route, travelling north along Ullswater by steam boat, and back over the fells to Glenridding by foot. I used the Ordnance Survey Map 0L5 (The English Lakes, North Eastern Area) to guide me. The path is well trodden and easily found in most places, you probably don’t need the map, especially if you download the free route guides that you can find on the Ullswater Steamers website (details below). First, here’s a short film that I made during the steam boat ride and trek. Secondly, Ullswater Steamers, who operate the steam boats on…

Brant Fell Viewpoint – 4km Walk

This is an easy (if steep in places) walk or run, offering some of the finest views of Lake Windermere. It’ll only take about 90 minutes in total (although it could take more if you wanted to make a picnic and enjoy the views from Brant Fell over lunch or dinner) so perfect for one of those days when you only want to be outside for a little while. I used the Ordnance Survey Map 0L7 (The English Lakes, South Eastern Area), and its best to take that map, although…

Orrest Head Viewpoint – 13km Walk

I’ve now left Stelling Minnis in Kent and will be living in the Lake District, Cumbria for 2 months. So today, my first day in the area, I started off with this run/walk. Actually, I walked a lot of it as I was tired from the overnight drive and also I wanted to do a bit of painting so was forever stopping. If you run it, bear in mind that it’s very much a cross country route so wear trail shoes. I used the Ordnance Survey Map 0L7 (The English…

The 2012 Staveley 17km Challenger Event, Cumbria, England

The Staveley 17km event was organised by Lakeland Trails and held on Saturday 26th May, 2012. First of all, here’s a film of the event, it’ll give you an idea of what to expect from the route. I think I have to name this event as my Number ONE so far this year. Without a doubt actually. Sure, you do have to pay for parking (£2) which is unusual in the races I’ve done before, and you get no goody bag or medal (you do get a decent T-Shirt though), but…