Mark’s gym: re-opened for training

I thought I’d better build up my leg muscles so I’m resurrecting the multi gym that I bought from a mate for £20 a few years back and haven’t used (inevitably) for a long long time. The York 1001 sounds like robot, not sure what the number signifies, maybe signifies the year it was invented? Or perhaps its actually some … Keep reading >

Just signed up to the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge

I must be mad. Or driven by fear that I really need to get in shape. So my solution? Train for the National 3 peaks challenge by doing the Yorkshire 3 peaks challenge. On 16th July to be exact. Which is not long now. So less typing and more planning for that I think! If you want to support me … Keep reading >

Dovedale Hike

www.folktrail.com folktrail team walking in Dovedale

As part of my prep for the 3 Peaks challenge, I’m jumping at the chance to do any longish walks. When my friend Jeff said he was going to join the folk trail people as part of their Land’s End to John O’Groats adventure but was figuring out how to get to the rendezvous point with them, I offer to … Keep reading >

Starting this blog..

I’ve agreed to do the (UK) 3 Peaks Challenge. I want that statement to sit there for a second before I add to it. Gulp, okay on with the typing. The 3 Peaks challenge is probably difficult enough if you are a regular mountaineer, a seasoned hiker or hills runner – but I’m none of those things. I do take … Keep reading >