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The Lakeland 100 2018: First You Got To Finish…

By Andy Mouncey, August 7, 2018
There’s’ an inflatable sofa in the corner and I can’t take my eyes off it.  There are even cushions and a blanket for chrissake.  I’m at the ten miles to go checkpoint and I can barely keep my eyes open despite the rain trying to beat holes in the marquee roof and the wind doing it’s […]

'Don't Do Anything Silly'

By Andy Mouncey, July 20, 2018
BANG! Something hard and unyielding punches me in the forehead. I hear my neck crack as I go down like a sack of spuds to lie blinking uncomprehendingly at the sky. ‘What the f..?’ Just short of half way in the Due North Skirfare half-marathon race I’ve been taken out by a low branch that never even […]

100 + 10

By Andy Mouncey, July 16, 2018
July 27th will see the 11th start of the Lakeland 100 and ten years on from toeing the line on that very first edition, yours truly will be back and ready to roll the dice once again. By the time you read this the taper will have started and the hard work - begun last August - […]

Testing Times

By Andy Mouncey, June 20, 2018
The weather’s back. After weeks of unseasonally warm almost wall-to-wall sunshine the wet and windy stuff is back with a vengeance. I have 33miles and 10,000’ of Lakeland mountains to travel and for damn sure I’m going to get my head kicked in by the weather gods. One small consolation is that this will be […]

The Prison Series: Article 2

By Andy Mouncey, June 12, 2018
This one was first written early 2017 in which I attempt to put my spin on one of the central dilemmas of successful rehabilitation. The Trouble With Transition In 2016 Martin McGuinness died. Most recently known for his role as Deputy First Minister for Northern Ireland, he was also infamous as IRA Chief Of Staff […]
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