Dan’s Beer Run Recce

  With the Dan’s Beer Run on the  18th of September looming large I’ve felt like I’ve needed to up my mileage to meet the challenge. The 50km course has been somewhat in flux with Dan & I tweaking various sections until it seemed like the route was in its final form. “Tweaking” generally went … Read more

Cheltenham Hills

It’s been a while since I’ve had the chance to run in Cheltenham. With friends there, we make the trip several times a year (pre-COVID) and I just love to get out into the Cotswolds early in the morning and take in the local beauty. The trails are a great mix of fields, forests and … Read more

Run to London

With the 50k looming we needed to get a long one in. In part for the miles and “time on feet” and in part to test the state of recovery of Cally’s knee injury. The route follows the Wandle trail to the Thames and then follows the Thames path on the South bank to London … Read more

Sunday on Saturday

We generally do our weekend run on Sunday but with the prospect of a proper freeze and snow we decided to get it done on Saturday. Nothing fancy. Just a slightly extended loop around our local Reigate Hill complex. We started in the mist but were treated to the sun breaking through along the way. … Read more

10 For Sunday

Just getting out for a chilled Sunday 10k. Looks like we might to the Jan run next weekend. With lockdown #3 in place, we are going even more local and plan to the Reigate to Boxhill and back along the North Downs way for 13miles (21km).  


This was one of our regular Sunday outings along Reigate Hill. The big difference today was the icy wonderland we found ourselves in. There has been a freezing fog overnight which still lingered and this had coated everything in layers of icicles. There was not much running as there were too many distracting opportunities to … Read more

Ranmore recce

This one was all about checking the coffee stop on Ranmore Common. Our plan for the January run is a section of the North Downs Way (NDW) from Guildford to Dorking and we are figuring out the start/finish logistics. Got to be sure the coffee stop cuts the mustard and we were pleased to find … Read more

Starting as we mean to go on…

Undeterred by the frigid intro to 2021, Cally & I set off on one of our favourite local loops. This run allows us several variations but is based squarely on the coffee hut “Junction 8” atop Reigate Hill. This run roughly represents our goal for the 12 runs: run, take it easy, enjoy it and … Read more