Stunning scenery - the dream landscape for fell runners
Climbing is very special. I find it is particularly good for easing back pain, especially upper back pain. The golden rule of back pain for many syndromes is to move no matter what (never surrender). Backs can be really contorted and mishandled on climbing walls and generally they don't seem to mind. Bad backs like it...they get better, well mine does.
In my mind I'm a fell runner, a long distance ultra marathon runner covering 50 miles a day, me effortlessly jogging along under blue sky and stars...
In truth, the body just isn't having any of it. It’s hard not to be a fell runner in Chinley, heart of the Peak District, mecca for runners and cyclists and all things outdoors, but in my world the ligaments are too loose to allow any strenuous activity without the joints going out of shape.