Another year of trail running and fell running and some great memories.
January gave some cold, crisp, blue sky winter days, probably my favourite running conditions.
In February I organised a “navigation for fell runners” course. It was great to meet new people and pass on skills to help them gain confidence for more remote runs and races.
March saw winter return with a vengeance, instead of spring sunshine it was deep drifts – exciting running adventures!
The snow stayed into April on the high moors. Where some people see bad weather, others see perfect conditions for practising navigation!
June, summer. Not the month you’d expect me to be testing a new waterproof! The Montane Minimus coped well with the horizontal hailstones, my legs not so well!
July, the Ultra Tour of the Peak District sponsored by Mammut, and here he is! Well done to all runners who undertook such a tough event on a scorching day.
August, and much to the amusement of my friends a familiar face is seen on the cover of Trail Running magazine. A beautiful landscape shot spoiled!
In September the sun shone as I trained on the hills of the Peak District. I never tire of the fantastic views from my playground.
November, and still the sun shone. Chill, crisp autumn days and enjoyable running.
So that was the year. Thank you to those who have helped including;
Inov-8 (Roclites and Mudclaws have been my shoes of choice throughout the year) Montane, Mammut and LED Lenser. Also to Summit Fever for their brilliant photographs and video clips.
Finally thanks to everyone who has used Fell Running Guide this year, for coaching, navigation training, race preparation and guided running. Hope to see you again next year.
Best wishes, Dave