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Hell Up North The millionth write up


Published by Jim Moreton on 08/11/12

I know this is about a week late, but the write up i did last week got lost when my session timed out, and i threw all my toys out of the pram. Sulk is now over so here is the millionth write up.

The Day Hell Froze Over


Published by Fay Jackson on 08/11/12

It was on my 3rd Delamere Spartan run that I was first introduced to the hills of hell. Club numbers hadn’t yet reached double figures and although there had been one other female on my first outing who had promised to return, she hadn’t been seen again since. Running along a pleasant flattish fire road James beackoned me over to the forest edge asking ‘Have you seen the hills of hell?’. I looked down the seemingly sheer drop and listened to James explaining the hills and bogs of ‘Hellrunner up north’. ‘You’ll have to try it one day’ James claimed.

The Spirit of Sparta


Published by Fay Jackson on 30/10/12

Sandstone Trail B race 2012 - This time last year I was gearing up for my first trail race, and even better, my first race with a Spartan presence – and what a presence it was! It was very hot and feeling anxious I was pleased to join my club mates at Beeston Castle car park.

Chester Marathon 2012


Published by James Hack on 12/10/12

More Spartan Pseudo Science - ramblings about training and race day.

Over excited novice - Chester Marathon 2012


Published by Fay Jackson on 07/10/12

Chester Marathon 2013 - I’ve always wanted to run a marathon; I can remember watching the London Marathon as a child thinking ‘one day I’ll do that’, although at the same time having no comprehension, or even the drive for a plan, of how to get there!

Mud, sweat and clouded judgement


Published by James Hack on 12/03/12

25th Cloud Nine Hill Race (Congleton, Cheshire) 11am, Sunday 4th March 2012 My first race back from two months out with injury was always going to be a tough one. I'd seriously overdone the miles the weekend before with a 17 mile 'taper' on the Sandstone Trail. Perhaps not the most sensible for a 9 mile race.

Delamere Spartans Vs The Nancherro Nettlewarrior 2011


Published by The Finisher on 30/07/11

Only 14 weeks since the establishment of the Delamere Spartans, yet the Spirit of Sparta once again rears its head, as Hackos and The Finisher took on the fabled Tough Guy’ race in Perton. Dubbed the ‘Safest yet Most Dangerous event in the world’; Tough Guy was THE race to put The Spartans through their paces. Excitement and anticipation of the unknown, fueled these two hardy Spartans in their preparations. From the ‘Tough Guy’ trailers and videos on YouTube it was apparent that extensive cardio, underpinned by a real core ‘total body’ strength would be required.

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