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Kate Driskell
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Questing for health and enjoyment, with a side-order of control-freakery and harsh goal setting.
Questing for health and enjoyment, with a side-order of control-freakery and harsh goal setting.

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LEJoG 2017 - Getting Back on The Horse!
This time next week I will be on a train up to Edinburgh to change to a train to Galashiels, then a bus to Innerleithen before getting on my feet to John o'Groats. Yes! I'm finishing the job! The little line on this map will get all the way to the top corne...

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LEJoG 2017 - looking back and forward
Thanks to @benunsworth for making this brilliant map! If you don't follow me somewhere else on the Internet, the latest is that I had to stop after 21 and a half days due to excruciating pain in my leg, most likely tibialis anterior tendinitis. I tried to r...

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LEJoG 2017: 2 weeks to go, final tests & checks
2 weeks to go and this is the last weekend that any training will make a difference to fitness levels on the day that I start this thing.  Having had 5 days with no training due to a combination of a cold that hit me hard and fast and transatlantic travel f...

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LEJoG 2017: the final month preparation...
One month to go! Route plotting is done.  Kit is mostly locked in, with a couple of changes to test before completely finalising.  Training mostly done - in so far as you can train for this sort of thing.  And now it's a great time to talk about the charity...

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LEJoG 2017 - 7 weeks to go. This just got real!
7 weeks to go... Last weekend I went for a back-to-back 20 miles Saturday and Sunday, with a camping kit test overnight in between.  This is the first time I've slept out with all of my gear and the first time I've really gone any appreciable distance with ...

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2017 Curry Recipes: 1 - Butter Cauliflower and Chickpeas
I've finally got 10 mins to write down the first of my current trio of great curry recipes, so here it is! Ingredients: Serves 4 as a side dish or 2 as a main. 1 large cauliflower, cut into bite-sized florets 1 tin of chickpeas (drained) 1 medium onion, sli...

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LEJoG 2017 - FAQs Part 1
It's definitely time to put out some FAQs here as I've had more than a few questions so far: 1 -  Who/What charity are you running for? I'd normally get pretty pissy with this question in relation to races and/or touring runs. I  run because I enjoy it.  I ...

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Race Report: Moyleman 2017
Trail marathons are never 26.2 miles long.  If you want exactly 26.2 miles, run a road marathon.  The same applies to any standard distance race name applied to off-road running.  And I'm OK with that. More than OK in fact, but it often results in weird con...

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LEJoG 2017 - 10 weeks to go!
Mmmtea! I've got just over 10 weeks to go before I start running from Land's End to John O'Groats. That came around quickly!  Training, in as much as you can train for this sort of thing, went through a bad patch for a couple of weeks but is turning a corne...

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LEJoG 2017 - starting to plan
With 120 days or so to go, planning is kicking off now! Things to plan: Route Kit Emergencies Training Sponsorhip? Kit - I've had an initial think about kit . I'll need the flexibility of camping and sometimes camping not at a camp site, so that will apprec...
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