THE STORY SO FAR May 1 - my first one kilometre run. I actually upped this with a two kilometre run a little later in the evening. In the forty-three days since I resolved to run, I've gone from being breathless at a couple of hundred metres to, on Friday 26th May, running eleven kilometres… Continue reading ► JOURNAL OF A WOULD-BE RUNNER, MAY 2023 – WHERE AM I GOING?
► JOURNAL OF A WOULD-BE RUNNER – APRIL 2023.
First, don't worry, I'm only going to blog on the first of each month, not a daily update. Anyone can follow my Strava page if they're interested seeing what I'm up to day-to-day. I have an ambition to run long distances, but it is definately something in my head, a fantasy, not reality. I have… Continue reading ► JOURNAL OF A WOULD-BE RUNNER – APRIL 2023.
► FKT no. 2
I now have two places at fastestknowntime.com, one for the Harry Green Way and another for the Knightley Way 'out & back' route. Neither are fast times, having just walked the routes. The Knightley Way has been run in the one direction in well under two hours, meaning the double could be done by a… Continue reading ► FKT no. 2
A few days ago I walked around the Harry Green Way. I then discovered it is listed on the Fastest Know Time web site, so I uploaded my time and supporting GPX and Strava data. It was accepted, being the first submitted time for the route, so in spite of my very pedestrian pace, I… Continue reading ► FKT!
► WILLIAM McKNIGHT DOCHARTY – HIS LIST OF ‘INDEPENDENT MOUNTAINS’ AND ‘TOPS’ OF SCOTLAND, WALES, ENGLAND AND THE ISLE OF MAN.
At the bottom of this page is a link to an Excel spreadsheet which is what I make of Docharty's A Selection of some 900 British and Irish Mountain Tops (1954) and the Supplement to ... (1962). Docharty's plan was to extend the principle of Munro's lists across the whole of Britain and Ireland and… Continue reading ► WILLIAM McKNIGHT DOCHARTY – HIS LIST OF ‘INDEPENDENT MOUNTAINS’ AND ‘TOPS’ OF SCOTLAND, WALES, ENGLAND AND THE ISLE OF MAN.
► WEST HIGHLAND WAY, PART 1 – MILNGAVIE TO CRIANLARICH (MAY 2022).
From the 13th to the 15th of May, 2022, I walked the southern fifty miles of the West Highland Way path in Scotland. A fulfilling, ‘re-discovering oneself’ walk after a difficult couple of years. Especially pleased with how well my knees coped, having had suspicions of cartilage trouble – I am 57 – but they… Continue reading ► WEST HIGHLAND WAY, PART 1 – MILNGAVIE TO CRIANLARICH (MAY 2022).
► WILLIAM McKNIGHT DOCHARTY – BIOGRAPY / HIS METHOD OF CHOOSING SUMMITS.
Some more notes on Docharty's life, largely from an article by Robert M. Campbell - a copy of which he kindly forwarded to me - published in The Munro Society Journal, no.4, 17 Dec 2016. The article includes a more detailed discussion of Docharty's methods than given here, and compares them with other lists, such… Continue reading ► WILLIAM McKNIGHT DOCHARTY – BIOGRAPY / HIS METHOD OF CHOOSING SUMMITS.
► WILLIAM McKNIGHT DOCHARTY (1895?-1968) – ‘A Selection of some 900 British and Irish Mountain Tops’.
There are many lists of hills and mountains covering the British Isles - the 'Munros', a list of Scottish mountains maintained by the Scottish Mountaineering Council, the 'Marilyns' (hills with 150 metres or more of climb), the Hewitts (Hills of England, Wales and Ireland over 2000 feet with 100 feet of climb), the 'Wainrights' of… Continue reading ► WILLIAM McKNIGHT DOCHARTY (1895?-1968) – ‘A Selection of some 900 British and Irish Mountain Tops’.
► ACROSS THE ISTHMUS – A WALK ACROSS THE SOUTH-WEST PENINSULA IN JUNE 2016.
This is the story of a walk I took across the south-west peninsula isthmus in June, 2016. The south-west peninsula ‘isthmus’ is the neck of land which separates southern England from the Devon/Cornwall peninsula, and it is almost exactly 33 miles across. I fancied walking across the isthmus using a route of my own devising, which,… Continue reading ► ACROSS THE ISTHMUS – A WALK ACROSS THE SOUTH-WEST PENINSULA IN JUNE 2016.
► TO WALK LIKE BORROW.
A piece I wrote for The George Borrow Bulletin (Autumn 2017), with the kind encouragement of the late Dr Ann Soutter . George Borrow (1803-1881) was a farmer and author who went on long walks, sometimes lasting days or weeks, through the British countryside. EARLIER THIS YEAR  I went for a long walk through… Continue reading ► TO WALK LIKE BORROW.