Tag: inspiration

The Deva Triathlon 2017 – Chester

Recently I went to Chester to take part in my first triathlon of this year, The Deva Tri. This was a middle distance triathlon so consists of a 1900m swim, a 90km bike then a 21km run. I had done this distance once before in September last year so was interested to see how I got on this year. I’ve been doing more cycling the last few months but have only managed to get to Salford for some open water swimming 4 times so was expecting the swim to be tough. The event also runs an Olympic distance triathlon...

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Hebden Bridge Fell Race – Hills, Moors and Pikes

A popular local race for the hardy fell runners is the Hebden 15/22 which is run each year at the end of January. Having not attempted a fell race before, this one is just about as brutal as they get with a 15 or 22 mile option over some very undulating terrain (almost 3000ft of ascent in 15 miles) in usually bad weather. A friend of mine who is training for a ultra-marathon later in the year suggested that I enter to run the course as a good introduction to fell running, so, on the 21st of January I...

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GoPro Animals on My Travels and Wanders

The Gopro is one piece of kit I carry with me most of the time. Local walks or high climbs sometimes prohibit the want to carry a proper camera around or carry a backpack. The Gopro is so small it fits into my pocket very easily for those, you never know, moments. It gives me so much adaptability over the smartphone camera use. You have seen what can be done even in your own garden from the GardenCam articles so far. Of course being out in the countryside so much I come across animals small and large. Quite often...

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Peru, Huacachina – An oasis in the desert

The buggy is flying across the sand, the speed is such that we barely touch the surface. The warm desert air whirs around my head and my knuckles whiten as we suddenly get thrown back against our plastic seats, climbing up an impossibly steep ascent at frightening pace. The edge of the sand-mountain comes closer and closer and I can’t see what’s on the other side but the buggy doesn’t slow down. We hurtle recklessly towards it. My stomach drops and my eyes shut as we career over the edge into a seeming abyss, plunging down a near-vertical drop....

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Lodore Falls – The romantic waterfall of Borrowdale

Lodore Falls has been a must see waterfall in Cumbria for many a visitor to the lake District. No great climb to make, no many miles to walk to them. The falls are not the largest by any stretch of the imagination but when you see the waterfall in full flow after rain you can most definitely see the natural beauty in abundance and why it has captured the heart of so so many people. I decided to go camera in hand this time…. They are situated literally right behind the Lodore Falls Hotel,  take the B5289 from Keswick to...

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Windows that inspire

I’ve got a ‘thing’ with windows. They’re everywhere and in so many different shapes, colors and sizes. Windows can tell so much about the history and architectural period of a certain place that for me they are a true inspiration and a great source of learning. One of the reasons I do snap a lot of pictures of windows when I’m exploring a place. Usually I just save them and keep them for myself as reference. But today I’m showing you a small selection and I do hope you enjoy them and maybe they will inspire you too… Above and...

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