Back on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge for @simonotstreets

I’m going to be doing the Yorkshire 3 Peaks Challenge later this year – raising money for Simon On The Streets and this post isn’t so much about fund-raising .. I’ll be on that soon enough 🙂 .. but more a prompt for me to get fitter (e.g now I’ve publicly committed to it!). Saturday 8th September. That’s the day. As this isn’t an ‘official’ event … Keep reading >

Out on a walk – the geek edition

So, I’ve decided that before I attempt the national 3 peaks I need to make sure I can find my way up and down them. Obviously paper maps are a must – actually, learning to read one properly is a must also – but I’m a geek so I also want to try out a GPS system. I’ve looked at … Keep reading >

3 Peaks, 1 monsoon and some cola bombs – completing the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge

So, I did the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge, which only a few weeks ago I was genuinely doubting I’d be capable of doing. Go me. And Go all those other people who walked for between 10 to 12 hours (on average) to meet personal goals or raise money for the charity of their choice. And to get out into the … Keep reading >

Black Rabbits, Angry Birds and Semi Intelligent Manufacturing Units – a walk up Wessenden Valley

I had a shortish walk today up the Wessenden Valley in my home town of Marsden to keep my legs moving a bit before next Saturday’s Yorkshire 3 peaks challenge. It only took about 3 hours and I thought it might be a bit boring as I’ve done this walk quite a lot – but there was lots to see. … Keep reading >

Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge – the please-sponsor-me blog post edition

I spent some of tonight reading about the Yorkshire 3 Peaks challenge and what I was letting myself in for. And ordering a map of the area. I think the Red Cross team (who I signed up with to support) will be around to assist any lost walkers but I thought it was best I had a map of my … Keep reading >

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 >