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Spine Race Part 7: Yearning for Yetholm

This post is part of a series reliving the highs and lows of Rob Brooks’ epic adventure on the 2022 Winter Spine Race. Bellingham to Kirk Yetholm, 26 miles (arrive 7:30pm, depart 3:30am) I slept terribly in Bellingham, the facilities consisted of a large hall with lots of people sleeping on the floor making various […]

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Spine Race Part 4: Great Shunner Fell and beyond

This post is part of a series reliving the highs and lows of Rob Brooks’ epic adventure on the 2022 Winter Spine Race. Hawes to Middleton, 34 miles (arrival 2am, departure 9:30am) It was daylight when I awoke and I was conscious about getting moving as quickly as possible but also conscious that my cough […]

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Spine Race Part 3: Truly Haweful

This post is part of a series reliving the highs and lows of Rob Brooks’ epic adventure on the 2022 Winter Spine Race. Hebden Bridge to Hawes, 65 miles (arrive 10pm, depart 2:30am) As I was heading up the road out of the checkpoint I passed Silvia (Delgado Ortiz). I’d met Silvia at the Dragons […]

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Rob’s tale of fighting the Dragon

Saltwell’s Rob Brooks tell his story of the epic Dragon’s Back Race So I didn’t complete the Dragon’s Back Race this year. My main concern going into the race was my knee as I’ve been suffering from tendonitis which has curtailed my training, I barely ran for the four weeks preceding the race although I […]

Lakeland 50 race report

Trying to sum up my weekend at Lakeland 50 is extremely difficult, as there just aren’t words that are expressive enough to describe some of the feelings and emotions I felt on my wonderful adventure.   I woke up that morning totally hyper, as Is usual on race day. Quick shower then into my race […]

White Rose Ultra Race Report

After supporting Phil James and Naz on their 60 mile White rose ultra last year I decided I wanted to do one. So after chatting with a few people who have done ultra marathons I decided to join some of my fellow hoops and signed up for the 30 mile White rose ultra.   Team […]