Calderdale Climbers Round

A round of 20 of the upper Calder Valleys finest, and more esoteric, gritstone climbing venues. Visit each location. Climb a route or problem. Repeat.   Approximate distance 60km with 2,000m of climbing.   Simple base rules: Start at Hebden Bridge or Todmorden Town hall. This is a fell round – avoid road outside of Hebden or Tod checkpoints. No… Read more →

Nvii Forest 2 Review

It’s been an irritating year in running. For whatever reason, I keep destroying running shoes. I’ve gone through 5 pairs in the last year. The most pathetic being 27km in a pair of Inov-8 Mudclaws that started falling apart after 2 runs. Done with them as a brand, a shame having used them on and off for the past 13… Read more →

2021 Hills

Odd year that passed, not as many things completed, but that’s the way for many of is. Projects put on hold. Goals set aside for a while until they become realistic again. Playing my part in society so as to not be a part of the problem. I’d hoped to have some of these boxed off before the end of… Read more →

Winter

Definitely set in now. Dark in the morning. Dark in the evening. Damp, dreary, dull. Dealing with drenched trails, delicate undergrowth still holding on, debilitating ponds of mud and filth, dedicated fools still tramping the ground less visited. Opting not to ride so much this year. Running. Target set in my head. Digital targets to finish for the year. Close,… Read more →

Endure

A few weeks ago I was listening to an old Enormocast with Hayden Kennedy while on the way to Wales. Six minutes fifteen seconds into the interview and it hits me: ”Risk is just doing something you didn’t think you could do in your career, I dunno, going and talking to that girl you didn’t think you could talk to,… Read more →

Musings

I’ve been running a lot. When I run, I think. This often results in falling over, but still, I think and I run. I run and I think. I realised the other day, that when we return to school, it will have been six months. Six months for the smart kids to stay smart. The lazy kids to get lazier. The… Read more →

December in Photos

A total break. Less than 50 photos all month. Barely picked up a camera. Went to Ireland. She got chickenpox. It was nice to get home, then leave. I’m happy to meet friends, but happy I don’t live there. Odd, but real.     Read more →