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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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Three Peaks Training – Day 75

Three Peaks Training – Day 75

• November 13, 2012 • Comments (0)

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I completed my first walk – up, along and down the Otley Chevin.
And…
It was ok.
I experienced some barely noticeable stiffness two days later that disappeared after about an hour but otherwise, no problems at all.
Yes, I know, the Chevin isn’t exactly a mountain, but the initial climb is easily as steep as anything I expect [...]

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Three Peaks Training – Day 44

Three Peaks Training – Day 44

• October 13, 2012 • Comments (0)

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Before I say anything, here are my training stats since turning the cross-trainer up from 1 to 2.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The first thing to notice is that I only trained 7 times (aside from a couple of tennis sessions) during September, when I should have trained on at least 12 occasions. I hate to make excuses but the [...]

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Three Peaks Training – Day 17

Three Peaks Training – Day 17

• August 30, 2012 • Comments (0)

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I’m just over two weeks into my training and I’m still feeling positive. My desire to take on this challenge is still strong and is still motivating me to get out of bed and get onto my cross trainer.
My stats so far are…
Date  Time  Distance  Avg Speed
14/8   35:57   7.15k      11.93kph
16/8    31:45  7.13k       13.47kph
19/8    43:42  [...]

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Three Peaks Training

Three Peaks Training

• August 22, 2012 • Comments (2)

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If I’m going to be ready to tackle the national Three Peaks challenge next year, then I need to do a lot of preparation and a lot of training.
In the first article on this subject (Three Peaks Insanity) I identified the obstacles I’m facing. The following is how I intend to overcome them:
1) I’ve never [...]

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Three Peaks Insanity

Three Peaks Insanity

• August 17, 2012 • Comments (3)

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A couple of weeks ago, my client, GrassGreener Group, invited me into a meeting with Clive Sandle, director of the “Simon on the Streets” charity.
We discussed how we might support their “Sponsored Sleep-Out” event on September 13th 2012.
And then Clive mentioned that, next year, probably in May, they would be taking part in the “Three [...]

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The Perfect Promo Email

The Perfect Promo Email

• June 23, 2012 • Comments (1)

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The perfect promo email is the one that all your subscribers want to open, and that contains the right words to convince 100% of your readers to click the link within. 
Sorry to disappoint you, but I don’t know how to accomplish this and, I suspect, neither does anyone else. 
Unless you have a [...]

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How To Create Difficult Passwords

How To Create Difficult Passwords

• June 11, 2012 • Comments (0)

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Have you ever had your server hacked?  Pray you never do.  Trust me when I tell you it’s one almighty headache.  You have to change all of your FTP passwords and then try to find and undo the damage inflicted on your websites.
But that’s the easy part.  The real stomach-clenching, cold-sweat inducing nightmare, is trying [...]

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GrassGreener Group – A Marketer’s Dream

GrassGreener Group – A Marketer’s Dream

• May 21, 2012 • Comments (0)

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Last week I began working with a new client, an executive search recruitment company called GrassGreener Group.
Among other things, I’ll be writing marketing material, managing their blog and optimizing their website for the search engines.
What do I know about recruitment consulting?
As it turns out, very little.
Aside from the obvious fact that recruitment consultants help businesses [...]

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