Those that are paying attention might remember the multiple attempts at the National 3 Peaks Challenge a few years ago. We managed to get two of the hills done but never made it to Snowdon. Eventually Stacey and I completed the challenge within the 24 hour limit. And so some 5 years later we decided…Read more Snowdon!
Last weekend we finally managed to complete the National 3 Peaks Challenge. What a challenge it was too. Stacey and the two drivers, Chris and Stuart, picked me up about 0800 and we thundered up the road to Fort William. The weather was dry, warm and mostly clear. In fact it was probably a little…Read more We did it!
It is my birthday on Saturday. Happy Birthday to me! More importantly it will be one week before we begin our latest assault on the National 3 Peaks Challenge. Stacey and I have been trying to get ourselves fit (Stacey being more fit than me) and now we are making our final preparations. We’ve both…Read more Almost a week to go!
Training in the gym is progressing and I have started my training for this year’s attempt on the National 3 Peaks. I have a feeling that this time we are going to complete it and so I want to feel as though I can manage it without dying. The key will be in pacing ourselves…Read more Route 76
The first quarter of 2014 has passed and I have been very quiet. What's been going on, you might well ask. Mostly life has been going on. Getting up and going to work, coming home and tidying up and then going to bed. The goings on of those in positions of power have kept me…Read more End of Q1
2014 is well and truly upon us and it is time for me to start declaring some intentions in the hope that I can follow through with them this year. First of all I am hoping to complete a number of scheduled running events throughout the year as a driver to get myself fit. As…Read more Statement of Intent
I am still quietly plugging away and slowly regaining some level of fitness. It is difficult being a fat old man but I am making some progress. At the start of the year I was taking the lift at work as my right knee was in such a bad way that I could not climb…Read more Legs
Our attempts at completing the National 3 Peaks Challenge are over for now. The sponsorship website is is now closed and we managed to raise £830 online. Stacey managed to raise lots more offline and I’ll update you on that amount once it is all in. Cameron managed to raise some offline as well. All…Read more Time for a Reboot
Stacey and the support crew of Stuart and Chris picked me up at around 8:30 on Saturday morning. We got packed up and, after waving goodbye to my family, we headed up through Scotland. The journey was uneventful, although the weather did give me some cause for concern. As usual, we stopped at the Glencoe…Read more Third time unlucky
Over the weekend I put in a last desperate attempt to get fit, while Stacey repeated the Yorkshire 3 Peaks in 7 hours and 39 minutes. It looks as though he is ready to give the National 3 Peaks a good go. For myself, I went out for about 4 hours each on Saturday and…Read more Time to get packing