Category Archives: Hill & Moorland

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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Bronze Assessment d.1

16°C bright and breezy. White peak area: 92 girls on Assessment for Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award. We dropped them off at Ilam Hall just before noon. Their plan was to walk to Alstonefields for the night’s camp. They were … Continue reading

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Another rescue.

24 – 18°C, warm, humid sun building mist to rain. Thursday, another big day with DofE; this time, bronze Practice, and a year younger. Twice as many kids, less experience but first run, no fails. I spent the whole day … Continue reading

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Five get rescued.

24°C, light wind. Clear deep blue. Duke of Edinburgh expedition, qualifying (retakes). Forty odd girls needed to re-take their expedition as a result of failing last year. Most had made a mess of navigation. All groups had most of the … Continue reading

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Hill and Moorland:3 (result).

6~ 8°C, light W. Sunny with only 1 shower. it seemed to go well on the hill today. No mistakes and additional skills were cleared easily. The kit check was fine, I even showed off my water filter. The tension … Continue reading

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