Usually injured ! – but if i’m not – watch out. See records below.
My navigation ability is top class – well – you have to brag when you can.
Selected Fell Running and Navigation Achievements
June 2016 Manchester & District Orienteering Club – Countryside Score Rowarth – Winner
2014 Sheldon Race – 15th / 102 Runners
2014 Calton Race – 16th/95 runners
2014 Ben Rinnes Five Tops. 21st / 81 Runners – (2nd English man to finish ?)
2014 Vegan Carneddau Half – AL Race – Winner
2014 Old County Tops – with Tim Culshaw – 37th / 77 Teams
2013 – New Chew Long Score 4 hours Orienteering – 3rd / 36 Runners
2013 Kinder Trial Orienteering – 26th / 124 Runners
20?? Saddleworth Edges – 9th / 61 Runners – can’t remember which year, but I do remember George Scott pushed me into a ditch so he could grab 8th place.
Separately I have completed 26 road marathons.
Selected Fell Running Disasters
2014 Trigger DNF. Navigational blunder, plus 7 bouts of cramp which was ripping my right calf muscle to bits.
Recent Fell Running Results (updated 20/11/16)
That’s probably it now for 2016. On my last race, Roaches, I beat the excellent Keith Holmes, which is all a man can ask for. Meanwhile my ankle tendon has gone all grumpy again, so I’m hanging fell shoes up for the winter until Kinder Trial, 2017.
13 Nov 2016. Roaches. 58/214. My favourite race.
6 Nov 2016. Peak Raid Mountain Marathon. 73/115. I got cold and wimped out.
29 Oct 2016. Grin and Bear It. 40/122. I got sucked into a deep clough and barely got out.
Ankle tendon injury resuming.
1 Oct 2016. Saddleworth Edges. 23/100.
18 Sept 2016. Utterly Butterly. 22/88
11 Sept 2016 Lake District Mountain Trial. Upon arriving I bumped into the 60+ year old Wendy Dodds and rudely, sarcastically commented my sole objective for the day was to ensure she didn’t beat me. I subsequently floundered for 7 hours 55 minutes around the 20 mile monster nav course, came a poor 46/51 and saw that the Wendy WV60 machine was indeed back 15 minutes before me.
4 Sept 2016 Exterminator 37/155
2 Sept 2016 Great Longstone 40/163
28 Aug 2016 Crowden Horseshoe 23/84
Adding up Borrowdale, Steel Fell, Turner Landscape and Sedbergh Hills I raced over 8 days some 42 miles and 16000 feet of ascent; possibly the most raced out person that week.
14 Aug 2016 Sedbergh Hills 53/96
13 Aug 2016 Turner Landscape 18/61.
10 Aug 2016 Steel Fell 37/76
6 Aug 2016 Borrowdale 219/384
30 July 2016 Turnslack. 25/87
27 July 2016. Lee Mill 25/98
3 July 2016. Skiddaw 68/135
29 June 2016. Hope Wakes 73/235
26 June 2016. Kinder Trog 29/134
Injuries I Have Enjoyed
October 2016 Ankle tendonitis again – yes, that one, it’s back!
July 2016 Right buttock – sciatic nerve. Came on during Skiddaw race.
May 2016 Right ankle ligament.
Jan to Feb 2016 Psoas aggravation from swimming. (Who on earth gets injured from swimming? Only me!)
2014 Acute chronic achilles insertional tendonitis, right foot. Courtesy of achieving 12 AL races over 4 months or from car crash. Injury took 14 months to heal….
June 2014 Near fatal car head on collision crash en route to Grindelford Fell race. Collision impact transmitted through right foot – hence…
April 2014 Torn right thigh muscle during Pendle English Champs race.
Jan 2014. Broken right arm. During Kinder Trial. Rescued by John Hewitt. Still finished the race in a whopping 37th out of 147 places !
2013 Potato head syndrome. Anaphlyaxis – cause unknown, 1 in 2.5 million chance. One minute you are very beautiful. The next moment, this happens to you:
2006 Broken left shoulder. Falling out of the bath
2004 Collapsed, crushed meta-tarsal, right foot. Leisure run on Sandy Heys.
1995 Broken little finger. Football
1994 Four broken ribs. Football
1993 Broken left foot. Football
1992 Broken collar bone. 5 a side football – collided with my own teammate
1984 Broken nose. Punched by brother.
Most recent injuries have been attended to by Global Therapies Tim Budd / Lynne Taylor who are pretty good at fixing stuff. www.globaltherapies.com