Category Archives: Hill & Moorland

Gold’s last day.

20°C, light breeze and sunshine. Two groups of Gold remained to complete. They had routes south towards the Rhondda Valley, limestone country. Time allowed us to consider cutting the day short. I elected to intercept the second group and bring … Continue reading

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Silver, day 1

19°C run and clouds, little rain. Some chaotic organisation and a very late finish today. My Silver training group began the climb to Fan Fawr in the Brecons. The incline came as a shock to them, they carried full packs … Continue reading

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Bronze Qualifying 2017- A

from 17 to 26°C, not much rain, some hot and close days. Group A; This group had really hot weather on their practice expedition.  On those days, they really struggled. Their stamina and concentration was really low. On Monday and … Continue reading

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Bronze practice (B).

Warm, windy with heavy rain. 12°C, and 16 in sunny spells. In stark contrast to the previous expedition, we had terrible weather, probably the works DofE weather we’ve ever had. The kids took it on well; in fact better that … Continue reading

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Gold, day 4.

I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 10.84km, time: 04:18:00, pace: 23:49min/km, speed: 2.52km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1624883612 Finally, a successful day.. Carl and I hiked up onto the plateau ready to intercept the group. For us, that was lots of micro-navigation across the moorland … Continue reading

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Gold, day 2. Ferry water.

Very hot day, 31°C, 0 cloud breeze higher up. I biked with MapMyRide+! Distance:19.75km, time: 03:20:00, pace: 10:08min/km, speed: 5.92km/h. It was hire bike with a kiddie trailer filled with 20kg of water. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1624972874 Today’s route is up the side … Continue reading

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Gold expedition, d1

I hiked with MapMyRide+! Distance: 14.96km, time: 04:18:00, pace: 17:15min/km, speed: 3.48km/h. http://mapmyride.com/workout/1624874915 ​ Hot day, our big priority is to take water to the more remote parts of the hill. Today, it’s Kinder Scout. I wanted to meet the … Continue reading

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Silver Training; day 3.

Day 3: shorter routes with most kit except tents. Each day we took a different group, today’s were a super-quick team that I worked with on bronze. They were so fast on the descent. Navigation was superb amongst these, my confidence was … Continue reading

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Silver Training; day 2.

Low cloud and breezy, rain overnight, 12- 14°C ​ Day 2: relocate to another camp carrying full packs for about 7 miles over moorland. Staff carried full kit too as we are using the same campsites as the kids. The … Continue reading

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Silver Training: Dark Peak.

Grey cloud at 800m, light wind but dry. 25 Year 10s on Silver training for 3 days in the Dark Peak area of the Pennines. This is much better training than we have done before, 3 days simulates their qualifying … Continue reading

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