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Running Schedule 2015

As you may be aware that whilst most of our posts are cycling related Sarah and I also like to do a bit of running too. We don’t publish too many posts since most of our running is fairly mundane – and its not easy to take photos when running!

However we have a few events coming up throughout the year and thought you might be interested in our running schedule for 2015.


Sunday 8th March – Trafford 10k

This popular event is our first of the year. Known for being flat and fast.

Sunday 20th March – Wilmslow Half Marathon

Another popular local event. This is the first time we have entered the Wilmslow Half Marathon. The route includes many of the roads we regularly cycle on.

Both of the above events are part of our training for the big one!:

Sunday 19th April – Greater Manchester Marathon

We completed our first marathon, the Loch Ness marathon, last September and that was quite hilly. Thankfully beginning from Old Trafford football ground and taking you around the Greater Manchester streets, whilst the scenery might not be quite as dramatic the Greater Manchester Marathon has the advantage of being a much flatter course.

We then leave running behind for awhile whilst we undertake our JOGLE End-to-End cycle tour in July.

Sunday 26th July – North Wales Half Marathon

I (Andy) completed this event last year. Unfortunately Sarah didn’t since was injured. So we have decided to have another go this year at the North Wales Half Marathon. This is a hilly and scenic event. Starting and finishing on the beach with a climb over Sychnant Pass in the middle.

Future 2015 Events

We will wait and see before deciding what events to enter after July.  They might include:

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Of course there is always the local ParkRun every Saturday and we can often be found running or volunteering at at Bramhall Parkrun


Bamburgh and it’s Castle


Following an enjoyable stay at Ordiefork in Midmar it was time to head back home. However Sarah and I decided to prolong our break a little longer by taking an overnight stop at Bamburgh.

Bamburgh is of course best known for its castle and we had cycled past it on our Coast and Castles

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Crathes Castle and Midmar


Our second day at Ordiefork opened with wintry conditions outside. Not ideal conditions for a walk in the hills (though some may disagree).

We decided to visit a nearby National Trust for Scotland property – Crathes Castle and Estate.

The Estate was once part of the Royal Forest of Drum. In 1323,

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Ordiefork: The Return


Following an enjoyable stay with our friends in Ladybank we continued on to Ordiefork, the home of Sarah’s cousin Clive and his wife Sally. Ordiefork is the name of their home and it has been over two years since our last visit.

As soon as we arrived we went for a short walk with

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Sarah and I have taken a few days off work to visit her cousin Clive (and his wife Sally). When we have a long journey we like to break it up, and on this occasion we took the opportunity to visit our friends Kevin and Jules who live in the small village of Ladybank in

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