3/12 – NDW Guildford to Box Hill

Yet an another COVID restricted outing but one which took in a beautiful stretch of the North Downs Way (NDW) on a sunny March Saturday morning – what more could you ask? We set off from home around 6am in two cars leaving one at the finish in the Box Hill car park. It was … Read more

2/12 – Greensand Way and NDW

With a strong lockdown still in effect our second outing had to be local. We have a great routine running from Reigate Hill with it’s excellent coffee hut so there was no need to look elsewhere for our February base. What we did want to do was mix it up a bit so we plotted … 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

1/12 – North Downs Way – Reigate to Boxhill and back

This was a big deal for Cally. First ever half marathon in freezing, muddy and hilly conditions. We’ve had to adapt for COVID and the planned Guildford to Dorking is on hold. This was a natural replacement route as it is super local. It’s also one of my favourites and takes in a great stretch … 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