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National Three Peaks 2013 – The Full Story (part five)

National Three Peaks 2013 – The Full Story (part five)

• September 18, 2013 • Comments (0)

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My Father and I set off for Snowdon, our final destination.
I felt sick, exhausted and seemed to be hurting in every part of my legs, ankles and feet.
I needed to change my socks and get some arnica gel going but for a little while all I could do was sit [...]

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National Three Peaks 2013 – The Full Story (part four)

National Three Peaks 2013 – The Full Story (part four)

• September 18, 2013 • Comments (0)

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If you’ve ever been in the middle of nowhere at night, when there are no street lights, no city lights, and no nearby houses, then you’ll have an appreciation for how dark the mountain was. Scafell Pike is tucked away in the southern end of the Lake District and it’s [...]

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National Three Peaks 2013 – The Full Story (part three)

National Three Peaks 2013 – The Full Story (part three)

• September 18, 2013 • Comments (0)

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Having navigated the first mountain in a time beyond my wildest expectations I was keen to call Leanne and tell her the good news. She was very encouraging but in her typically honest fashion, after I moaned about the pain in my feet and legs, she responded with “You’ve got [...]

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National Three Peaks 2013 – The Full Story (part two)

National Three Peaks 2013 – The Full Story (part two)

• September 18, 2013 • Comments (0)

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The Ben Nevis trail, starting from the youth centre, is flat for about 100 yards and then it makes a sharp zigzag rise until it meets up with the more gradual trail that began at the main car park. The all-knowing information board estimates 40 minutes of walking to get [...]

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National Three Peaks 2013 – The Full Story (part one)

National Three Peaks 2013 – The Full Story (part one)

• September 18, 2013 • Comments (0)

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23 hours and 8 minutes…
Numbers I’ll never forget.
And numbers I’ll never get tired of saying.
So, yes, it went pretty well. No exaggeration to say that it was a memory I’ll have for the rest of my life.
But, since memories fade, I figured it would be a good idea to write down as much of the [...]

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Three Peaks – Two Weeks to go…

Three Peaks – Two Weeks to go…

• May 10, 2013 • Comments (0)

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The forecast for Snowdon yesterday was heavy rain and gales so I’ve decided to postpone my test run of this peak until next week.
It’s only two weeks until the real thing and I’m very aware that if the conditions are similar on the day then I may not be able to complete the course – [...]

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Three Peaks Disaster!

Three Peaks Disaster!

• April 20, 2013 • Comments (0)

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There are so many elements that must come together to make a successful National Three Peaks challenge that it’s inevitable that some unexpected problems will occur.
I expected setbacks in training, equipment snafus, logisitical mistakes…
But I didn’t forsee my partner needing to pull out, less than two months before the event.
To cap it off, my other [...]

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Scafell Pike Test (Video)

Scafell Pike Test (Video)

• April 20, 2013 • Comments (0)

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Scafell Pike Test

Scafell Pike Test

• March 21, 2013 • Comments (0)

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I spent much of the day before the “Scafell Pike Test” playing with my new equipment and trying to get my head around how the GPS worked.
I downloaded a .gpx file of the route from a random site but, nervous that it might not be reputable, I tried purchasing one from a site. Which turned [...]

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Three Peaks Training – Day 194

Three Peaks Training – Day 194

• March 12, 2013 • Comments (0)

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A heavy workload, lots of training and a splash of laziness has contributed to the long gap since my last post.
But since I’ve now selected the date for my walk it’s time for a quick update.
Since my last post I’ve gone completely gluten-free and milk-free (I was milk-free before but not very strict). Feeling a [...]

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