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Tour Monte Rosa

Four years ago I did the Tour de Mont Blanc, 167km, 12,500m ascent, with Shane and Heather Ohly.  Similar to the UTMB non-stop race, but we took it at a more leisurely running pace, spread over four days, staying in mountain huts.  A wonderful experience, great views and trails, but also very popular for walkers […]

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Running

From mountains to marathons

Another runner eases past, making it seem effortless, whilst my trainers slap the tarmac, wasting what little energy I have left.  Crowds pass in a blur, not due to my speed but because tunnel vision takes over, just focussing on the road ahead.  That light spring in the step an hour ago seems a distant […]

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Running

Tour de Mont Blanc

The Tour de Mont Blanc is a trail that circles the Mont Blanc massif (as the name suggests!).  Mont Blanc itself stands proud at 4,809m, with the TMB varying from 1000m in the lower valleys up to 2600m cols.  Along with Shane and Heather Ohly, we completed the TMB in early September 2015, as a […]

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Running

Bob Graham Round

The short version:  I did the Bob Graham Round on 6th June in 18hr51.  It was very windy.  For the longer version, read on… What is it:  The Bob Graham Round is a circuit of 42 named peaks in the lake district, starting and finishing at Keswick Moot Hall.  The challenge is to complete it in 24 […]

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Mountain Marathon Orienteering Running

Duncan’s 2014

The new year is always a good time to reflect on events gone by, achievements as well as disappointments, and start to make plans for the coming year.   So what of my 2014?  As far as training goes I did: 2471 km of orienteering + running.  That is the most I’ve ever run in a […]