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SwimRun Jersey (25-Sep-2016)

  • 25 Sep 2016

A challenging adventure, with great people and perfect organisation from the Breca SwimRun team. I first heard about SwimRun last year when some friends of mine did the Breca Buttermere SwimRun event in the Lake District. I liked the idea of SwimRun but couldn’t quite get my head round running in a wetsuit and swimming in trainers. However, m ...

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Bob Graham Round - Successful (04-Jul-2015)

  • 04 Jul 2015

BGR Report – 4th July 2015 – Greg Brock The weather forecast prior to our start was somewhat less than ideal, but with a support crew in place we thought we would give it a crack and see how far we got.  The plan was for Rick Jenner and myself to run the whole route with various others runners supporting and navigating each section ...

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Running: Yorkshire Three Peaks (12-Feb-2011)

  • 12 Feb 2011

Three Peaks, 25 miles & 120 Press-Ups On Saturday 12th February Tom Williams (from the Marathon Talk Podcast) and I did the Yorkshire Three Peaks, and if that wasn't hard enough we also did 120 press-ups on our way round! I stayed with Tom & Hels on the Friday night in Leeds before an early start on the Saturday morning to head up into ...

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Vercors Caving Conference, August 2008

  • 19 Aug 2008

Vercors - August 2008 A two week trip to the Vercors National Park in the French Alps as part of the 4th European Caving Conference held in Lans-en-Vercors. Monday 18th August 2008 Via Ferrata Cascade de l'Oule, Le Grand Diedre - Crolles Our 1st year anniversary and we decided to celebrate by doing what the guidebook describes as probably the m ...

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Welsh 15 Peaks

  • 29 Jul 2007

The aim of the trip was to ascend the 15 peaks in Wales which are above 3000ft. After our failed attempt on the 26-Aug-06 we decided it was about time to try again in slightly better weather conditions. The mountain forecast was good, so a last minute decision was made, and we all met in North Wales late on Friday night. We got up at 05:00 to posi ...

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Half Ironman Triathlon (17-Jun-07)

  • 17 Jun 2007

The UK Ironman 70.3 Event has gained a reputation as the "Toughest 70.3 in the World" and having completed it I can certainly see why. My pre-race preparation was good; I was well hydrated and had eaten lots of carbohydrate rich foods. At the start of the race I was feeling pretty good.   The Swim (1.2 Miles) I don't get put off ...

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John o' Groats to Lands end

  • 01 Apr 2007

Yes we did it!! After 889 Miles and 9 days we finally arrived in Lands End. We had glorious weather for the whole journey without a drop of rain. We will write a full report and add some more photos as soon as possible. John O'Groats to Lands End 2007 - Progress Updated: April 9, 2007, 2:34 pm Day 9: Wadebridge to Lands End We have finally made ...

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Diving: Red Sea (Oct-06)

  • 01 Oct 2006

An excellent one week holiday on the MV Orchid Liveaboard visting the Red Sea's northern wrecks and reefs. Lots of very clear warm water diving with some fantastic scenery and wildlife. The crew were very very helpful and the food was also top class. With unbroken sunshine and lots of diving (3 day dives and 1 night dive each day) it was an exc ...

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French & Italian Via Ferratas (Aug-06)

  • 01 Aug 2006

Overview We got an overnight ferry from Dover to Calais and then drove through the night to the Italian Dolomites. Here the Via Ferratas were usually in the high mountains and served as a purpose to get you as far into the high mountains as possible. After a week here we travelled over to France where the Via Ferratas were still fairly hard but in ...

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Peru Caving Expedition (Sep-04)

  • 05 Sep 2004

Peru Caving Expedition 2004 - Yauyos District of Central PeruBy Greg Brock (BEC/CDG) As we stepped out the hired/borrowed 4x4 trucks at 4378m above sea level the effects of the altitude and lack of acclimatization finally hit us. Suddenly a young and fit international expedition could hardly move from the confines of the trucks. It wasn't long ago ...

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Caving: Matienzo, Spain (Mar-02)

  • 24 Mar 2002

Snab's Birthday - an Easter assault on the Sima Cueto to Sistema Coventosa through trip24th March 2002 - 30th March 2002By Bea Goford The birthday of Pete McNab Snr (Snab) inspired a trip to Northern Spain at Easter of 2002, organised by Pete McNab Jnr (Snablet). The main aim was to make the descent through from Sima Cueto to Sistema Coventosa, wh ...

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Caving: Dachstein, Austria (Aug-01)

  • 01 Aug 2001

Dachstein - Austria 2001, Schwabenland, Hirlatz HohleBy Martin Groves Peter Hubner, Pete Whitaker and Rich were left to tackle the larger more technical pitch whilst Greg, Tim and I made our way back to the smaller but equally interesting pitch some ten minutes nearer to camp. As Greg and Tim searched and checked the stability of natural belays I ...

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Diving: Dordogne, France (May-01)

  • 27 May 2001

Cave Diving Adventures in the Dordogne.27th May 2001 - 2nd June 2001By Greg Brock After joining the CDG Foot and Mouth on Mendip prevented any diving training taking place so weekends were spent cave diving at Dan-Yr-Ogof and other sites still open in Wales. It was then that Martin Groves (SWCC) was planning a trip to the Dordogne region of France ...

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Caving: Dachstein, Austria (Aug-00)

  • 01 Aug 2000

Dachstein - Austria 2000 (The Overall Picture)By Greg Brock "I Cave Mostly in Somerset you know"Tangent Our Austrian expedition started the week before in Yorkshire where myself, Mike Alderton and John 'Tangent' Williams arrived at this small wooden hut in Braida Garth, the NCC Hut. It was here we was going to meet Snablet for the first time and so ...

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