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New website...

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I decided it was time for a proper website, so I've built one and It'll be done soon... (Sorry Dave, your wedding speech will be done in time I promise!). I put a few pictures up on it, which meant a look back through some from the Bob Graham last year. It was great to relive the day again, it really was a brilliant 24 hours! Looking forward to the dinner, although I will once again be outnumbered by the P&B boys...



2011 Races

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Had a good run today around Ladybower and Edale with JC, Lucy and Wil. Sadly the camera was not co-operating, but our resident artist has created an impression of the day - more on Lucy's blog here.


Thought I'd put a quick list of the races I'm doing this year on here, although I have only got as far as September...

3rd March - Tower 42 Stair Race
6th March - Open 5 (Peak District) with George
12th March - Wuthering Hike / Howarth Hobble - 32 miles (1st counter in Ultra series)
27th March - UKA 100km Championships - 100km Road Race
3rd April - Open 5 (Lake District) with George
30th April - 3 Peaks Fell race
24th - 29th May - APEX Adventure race with Lucy, JC and Alasdair
11th - 26th June - South West Coast Path record attempt - 620 miles
29th July - Lakeland 100 - 100 miles (2nd counter in Ultra series)
6th August - Long Tour of Bradwell - 32 miles (3rd counter in Ultra series)
13th - 22nd August - Fastnet Yacht race aboard Wild Spirit 
3rd September - Keilder 100 - 100 m…

Well, that didn't go particularly well...

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Team Accelerate - Open 5 Kirby Stephen

Jo and Eddie: 1st Mixed Pairs
Dan and Matt: 2nd Male Pairs
Lucy: 2nd Female Solo
Julia and Dave: 3rd Mixed Pairs

Stuart and George: 21st Male Pairs

The weather for George and my second race together was again pretty interesting, no snow or ice this time but plenty of wind and rain. We made the decision to run first, which went reasonably well despite a couple of route choice errors (we need to plan further ahead, not just one or two controls at a time) which meant climbing when we didn't really need to, but we enjoyed the run.

Then onto the bike, we knew it would be hard so tried to split our time 2 hrs run / 3 hrs bike. Coming into transition the rain was getting worse, but we changed into our bike stuff and were pretty happy. Setting off north we made a mistake when we miss-read the map and thought we could take a shortcut. Both realising at the same time we said rude words in unison then turned around back into the wind. After this first b…