Monthly Archives: September 2015

Wimpole Estate parkrun (in which I walk the hill and fail to spot the Ferris Wheel)

I don’t often draw up my parkrun plans as early in the week as Tuesday, but this week I did just that. Wimbledon Common parkrun with a friend. I reviewed the plan on Friday night, and tweaked it a little. Wimpole … Continue reading

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Pin cushion

When I was very young, I had to have regular vaccinations, which meant injections about every six months.  As Abradysis and I were driven to the clinic, she would regale me with stories about how they would probably have run … Continue reading

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Strathclyde parkrun – the kindness of strangers

After a fortnight in Scotland staying at a mixture of hotels, b&bs and hostels, my coping-with-the-unfamiliar reserves were running a little low.  Fortunately, help was at hand in the guise of Winsome Tahn, who had offered me a bed for my last … Continue reading

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I itch 

I itch a lot.  I couldn’t sleep for itching.  I have swallowed so many antihistamines that I rattle, and I’ve been using antihistamine cream like it’s moisturiser, but still I itch. Blooming midges.

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WHW: Kinlochleven to Fort William 

If your preparation for this final section had been a quick glance at the summary elevation profile in the Tyndrum tourist information centre*, you’d be forgiven for thinking that it went uuuuuuup, down, up, dooooooown.    Trust me.  There are … Continue reading

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Are you running the whole Way?

Yes… …except for this bit while I walk and talk to you… …and the little bits either side of gates, stiles and streamlet crossings… …and the bits when I’m trying to read the map… …or trying to get my phone … Continue reading

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WHW: Altnafeadh to Kinlochleven

The section from Altnafeadh to Kinlochleven may only be about seven miles long, but it starts with the Devil’s Staircase, which takes you up to the highest point of the trail, crosses some exposed terrain, and then plunges down into … Continue reading

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