So, a few of you might have noticed, little Patch likes cake…….alot!!! (nothing to do with me, honest…can’t stand the stuff personally! I am certainly never one to equate my Strava calorie count literally into the difference between a slice of shortbread and a double helping of sticky toffee pudding…..nope, not me!) Impossible to choose…Rainbow … More ‘3PeAks’ Patch, the Pudding Puppy’s Grand Cake Tour
Returning home, after a good scrub, some clean clothes, a giant dinner of comfort food and finally putting my feet up I can only now begin to digest the experience of the last 19 days and 18 hours! People have suggested I must be feeling ecstatic, euphoric, celebratory and proud but to be honest I … More Reflections…
Only 1 day to go til the start of my (in the words of BBC Radio Lancashire) ‘totally bonkers’ 3PeAksRun!! So with hours to go to my monster Challenge with a capital ‘C’, how am i feeling? Ready? Prepared? Weather forecast for August in Britain…..check👍 I am not an athlete, really, just your average, everyday, … More Countdown Is On!
Well i was very lucky this week to be contacted by not one but two BBC Radio Stations. BBC Radio Cumbria and BBC Radio Lancashire both invited me to chat about my imminent 3PeAksRun live on their Breakfast Shows. Though completely terrified of saying something incredibly stupid live on air the presenters were very friendly … More ‘Bonkers’ 3PeAksRun on the BBC!
A short and silly welcome to my new traildog mascot! … More Introducing 3PeAks Patch
Bivvying in bracken, leaping through heather, tug of war games and giant sausage barbecues…..all in a weekends training with the Search and Rescue Dog Association England!! … More Paws on the Moors
Always an advocate of trying new experiences, summiting a Lakeland Fell hauling a spade and broom along was certainly a first for me on my recent day with a team of Fix the Fells volunteers..all in a days work for these guys! Just an hour before our prearranged meeting time, I peeked out of my … More Spades and Brooms on mountain summits!
This month saw the welcome of some super cute recruits to SARDA England! New, potential future Search and Rescue Dogs attended their first national training meets. And it was ‘awwws’ and paws all around! But after all the puppy cuddling its down to serious business. Puppy training initially involves socialising, basic obedience and familiarisation … More New Puppy Recruits!
Woohoo.. i am totally thrilled that my little run was deemed interesting/ insane enough (delete as applicable) to be chosen as one of the 2017 Next Challenge Grant winners. This is a fantastic initiative by award winning adventurer and Guinness World Record holder Tim Moss who has completed many expeditions from mountaineering to round the … More 3PeAksRun is a Winner! – Next Adventure Challenge 2017
Whew…..first part of the challenge – route planning, logistics, setting up social media, blog and charity giving site finally completed…..the small matter of running 505 miles whilst climbing three mountains should be a piece of cake from here on…..talking of cake here is my super easy recipe for power flapjack bars that can be made … More Up and Running…