Category Archives: Fitness Training

Blogs about the fitness training I do and the events the training leads to

Lean Machine Project : Week 1

I have signed up for the Lean Machine Project to give me a boost going into 2017, and some good nutrition habits to take forward through the year.  It is the brainchild of Mitch Shepherd and Emz Watts, both highly … Continue reading

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Obstacle Course Race Training : Verulamium Park (The Beasting)

“Hi everyone – we are in Verulam park this Sunday – 720 meet for 730 start – please don’t be late as a couple of people need to be off by 915.  Not sure of the plan yet but I’m … Continue reading

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Tough Guy 2017 – A Spectator’s View

The Sunday morning training sessions of the St Albans OCR Training Group (With Coffee & Cake) run by Tony Leary had been leading towards his running of Tough Guy 2017, and I knew a few of the group were going … Continue reading

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Obstacle Course Race Training : Waterford (Trail Running)

This week we were going to a location which was new to me, but one which Nick Day had mentioned to me before, so I was very much looking forward to it.  Tony Leary painted the picture, “We are heading … Continue reading

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Obstacle Course Race Training : Aldenham (Hill Repeats)

We were heading back to Aldenham, with the promise from Tony Leary of “hills, cold water, bridge climbing etc.” and the passing comment, “think it might actually be cold this week.”  We had another good turn out this morning with … Continue reading

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Obstacle Course Race Training : Verulamium Park (8 Goalposts)

I had missed the first OCR training session of 2017, which had been away from St Albans, whilst away in the Lake District, so was looking forward to this first one at Verulamium Park, my home venue, although I was … Continue reading

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Whinlatter Forest Park : Seat How Summit Trail

We had enjoyed our New Year’s Day walk in Whinlatter Forest park, which you can read about here, so it was no surprise that we returned for another walk a few days later. This time we had selected the Seat … Continue reading

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Whinlatter Forest Park : Two Gills Trail

We could see from the window of the Mouse House that it had snowed on the higher peaks overnight, and as the weather forecast suggested that conditions would deteriorate through New Year’s Day, we decided to go for a local … Continue reading

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Newlands Valley

I had walked much of this route before when we were last staying at The Mouse House At Rowling End.  You can read about my walk to Little Town here, and my walk from there into the Newlands Valley (and … Continue reading

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Obstacle Course Race Training : Park Wood

If you have been following my obstacle course race training blogs then you will know the sessions are organised and run by Tony Leary.  Well, this one was going to be different, as we headed to Nick Day’s backyard, with … Continue reading

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