UK Via Ferratas

It appears that the two via Ferratas in the UK are close to Scafell Pike and Ben Nevis:

Via Ferrata Scotland is located in Kinlochleven, near Fort William and Glencoe.

Via Ferrata England at Honister Pass, Borrowdale, near Keswick in the Lake District.



Run 88 – Sugarloaf Mountain Fell Race

Date: Saturday 19th April 2014 11am

Distance: 11.73km (530m ascent)

Time: 1:46:56

Pace: 9:07mn/km

Description: First fell race.  Cold start, and very windy on top.  But a sunny day, great views.  First 340m legs burned, but after that was a lot of fun.  Would do it again in a heartbeat.  Brilliant!

Run 87 – Park Street, Greville, Towpath 10k Practice

Date: Thurs 17th April 2014 17:44

Distance: (3.35+) 10km

Time: (17:42+) 47:28

Pace: (5:17+) 4:45min/km

Description: First run with new Camelbak Volt. Stable. Run up Park Street wasn’t recorded. Stopped by Bike UK shop and found an old friend working there. Recorded run started from there, down Park Street, past Arnoldfini, across both rivers and along to Greville Smyth park. Bit of another stretch, before starting the 10k Towpath practice run. Didn’t feel as fast, and light on foot and as energetic as I’d hoped. Perhaps it was the bag, although I hardly noticed it. First half I was happy to go heel and toe, but return leg I tried a better style. Think this was again of being low on energy, or being weighted down. After finishing, my legs weren’t burning, but I did feel tired. Still, I did match my last Towpath time, this time with a bag, so this has to be seen as a small improvement. REALLY need to work on some speed runs! At this rate I’ll be lucky to break sub45, let alone 42:30!

Run 87a – Park Street to Greville

Run 87a

Run 87b – Towpath 10k Practice with Bag

Run 87b

Run 86 – SRC Extended Nightingale Ashton 15k

Date: Tues 15th April 2014 18:38

Distance: 16.2km

Time: 1:36:33

Pace: 5:57min/km

Description: Great weather, lovely sunny evening.  Run along Towpath until Nightingale Valley. Two and a half times up and down.  Good combination of flat and hills.  Very technical, achieved a nice focused, un-distracted state of mind running down, totally focused on the ground ahead of you.  Good run up the gravel track at Ashton Court and a run through the woods with a couple of guys who wanted a longer run.  Back past criket ground and Greville Smyth and North Road.  Would be nice to combine further along Towpath, with Nightingale, or other paths up in to Leigh Woods, in to Ashton Court, through the Woods, and back along the Chocolate Path.  Not the fastest run, but a nice medium distance run.  Hopefully do a faster, more serious 5 or 10k run on Thursday, possibly closer to home.

RUN 86