Toddies in Lockdown 3.7

Last weeks no-Packrun day felt like the first day of spring, the week before was an icy blast of winter. This week’s started as a grey average, kinda ‘meh’ day. But as usual the Toddies were out in force. Sarah Dunnakey was the first up with a pre-breakfast run around Midgley Moor with Jan Fitzpatrick and the dogs Digger and …

Matt FlanaganToddies in Lockdown 3.7

Toddies in Lockdown 3.6

With the sun shining and a spring-like 9 degrees outside, the baltic conditions of last week’s no-Packrun seemed like a distant memory. This tempted numerous members out on-their-tod for the customary non-packrun. The snow had almost gone up in the lakes but Louise Greenwood couldn’t face going out in the dark (still raining up there!) so she did a HIIT …

Matt FlanaganToddies in Lockdown 3.6

Toddies in Lockdown 3.5

This week’s no-packrun was a super cold affair with plenty of ice and snow. First to venture out (surprisingly late at 7.20am and running in daylight for a change) Louise Greenwood reported significantly less snow in the Lakes compared to the Calder Valley; she skated up to Silver Point on ice so thick that even spikes couldn’t get a grip …

Matt FlanaganToddies in Lockdown 3.5

Toddies in lockdown 3.4

After Tuesday’s spectacular snowfall, slush, slush and more slush tested the resolve of the hardy Toddy this no-Packrun day. The first to dip a toe in to the icy water was Louise Greenwood, tracking badgers and foxes in the dark running around the shore of Ullswater. Andy Ford’s planned easy run to Gorple Res. turned in to a 9.6k slush …

Matt FlanaganToddies in lockdown 3.4

Toddies in Lockdown 3.3

Lots of Toddies took advantage of the break in the weather to get out and enjoy the mild, dry conditions. Louise Greenwood kicked off the day’s running early, in the dark around Glenridding but finally saw daylight on the way home and a sniper in a tree* Two lasses (Kim Ashworth and Francesca Louise) went up to Two Lads. Antony …

Matt FlanaganToddies in Lockdown 3.3

Toddies in lockdown 3.2

Storm Christophe tried but failed to dampen the Tod spirit; this “on-yer-Tod Wednesday” Lousie Greenwood and Dwane Dixon were again out before dawn for a run around Patterdale that was cut short when the floodwaters there reached thigh deep! This didn’t stop Dwayne from completing his Strava January challenge of climbing 2000ft. Dan Taylor got an early 3.5mile run before …

Matt FlanaganToddies in lockdown 3.2