Category: Beer

Hopping across the Peaks

With the marathon now behind me, and nothing yet in the diary for this year apart from the occasional Saturday parkrun, I took the liberty of arranging a little visit over to Sheffield on Easter Saturday to watch Stevenage play away at Bramhall Lane and to hit a few of the pubs over there. I’d not done a proper beer trip since the (half) ale trail all the way back in February 2013 and although there is still the second half of that particular number to complete, this was very much the next mission on the agenda. As the...

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A tale of (half) a Transpennine real ale trail

As I head into March with a half marathon looming into view for the second year running, I’ve looked back to last year and decided that probably one of the biggest factors that affected me (other than the weirdly stifling heat on the day) is the fact that right up until the week before the run I was still drinking here and there. I remember posting the pre-race blog for Silverstone while working my way through two glasses of wine with only a couple of days to go and sadly I don’t think I can count it as carb-loading, or claim the...

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