Ennerdale Horseshoe

Ennerdale Horseshoe Fell race. English Champs 2021, race 1. 12/06/21 Saturday saw the first serious return to fell racing since the pandemic started with the running of Ennerdale as the first counter in this years English Championship. And what a one to start with! At nearly 23 miles and 7,500 ft of climbing it’s not for the faint hearted. It …

Matt FlanaganEnnerdale Horseshoe

Blackstone Edge fell race – 19/05/21

Blue skies greeted the 183 runners who gathered for the first mass-start race in these parts for over 14 months. This race may be short at 3.5 miles but it packs a punch with 1200ft of ascent. A lung-busting climb over tussocky ground up to the trig point, a middle section along the rocky ridge line to catch your breath …

Matt FlanaganBlackstone Edge fell race – 19/05/21

Toddies in Lockdown 3.11

Was it the the final no-Packrun of this lockdown or the joys of spring that had some Toddies jumping for joy this week? Whatever it was it caused Joolz and Louise to abandon their plans for more hill reps and take a lovely 6k bimble on Midgley Moor instead. Going a bit further Sarah Dunnakey was out running most of …

Matt FlanaganToddies in Lockdown 3.11

Toddies in Lockdown 3.10

No-packrun day this week saw blue skies, sunshine and stunning sunsets being enjoyed by many Toddies. First into the great outdoors was Louise Greenwood who, having had a big day out the day before went for nice gentle 10k recovery run with Kim and treated us to some fine photos of the Lakes for us to contemplate for after lockdown. …

Matt FlanaganToddies in Lockdown 3.10

Toddies in Lockdown 3.9

The incoming gale thwarted the efforts of many this week, but several Toddies beat or braved the weather. Sophie Cunningham was the first out doing reps around Centre Vale park. Proving that there’s a first time for everything Louise Greenwood did her first ever treadmill run. Yes – you read that right, Louise did not go outside for a run …

Matt FlanaganToddies in Lockdown 3.9

Toddies in Lockdown 3.8

This week’s no-packrun Wednesday was a foggy affair for most Toddies who ventured out. Sarah Dunnakey had a misty murky run up to High Brown Knoll before breakfast with early morning frost still doing its decorative thing up there. Off work, so going out for a road run was Susanne Copley, whilst up in the lakes Louise Greenwood reported autumn-like …

Matt FlanaganToddies in Lockdown 3.8