[10th May 2016]
Last year I decided to run this year's Yorkshire Three Peaks Race. Pen-y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough are the Y3P, and they form the looming and beautiful spine one of the toughest races in the fell running calendar, even though it's not a big Lakeland race. ...[3rd May 2016]
In 2004, I wrote my first book. It is called A Life Removed: Hunting for Refuge in the Modern World. It's about what life is actually like when you are chased from your home, no matter how far from it you end up. It's about ...[13th April 2016]
When I posted the French version of my homage to my friend Bernard on here, I made a colossal error. I didn't credit Delphine de Lardemelle, my kind and talented French friend, who did the translation for no cost. It is a beautiful and faithful ...[12th April 2016]
Mon ami Bernard est mort. Je ne sais pas quel âge il avait, mais il était trop jeune. Je ne peux pas me rendre à ses obsèques demain car elles ont lieu à 1 600 kilomètres dans un petit village, voisin de celui où nous ...[7th April 2016]
I said months ago that I was hoping to convert A Life Removed, my first book, into an e-book. It has taken all this time, but it's nearly done. I'm very proud of this book, though it sold hardly anything and the print version has ...[6th April 2016]
My friend Bernard has died. I don't know how old he was, but he was too young. I can't get to his funeral tomorrow, as it's 1,000 miles away in a small village, one neighbouring the small village where we met in 2006. I was ...[6th April 2016]
Ironic, isn't it, that I continue to be the Guardian's unofficial periods correspondent, when mine have finished. Except they'll start again soon, as I'm taking micronised progesterone in my HRT, and I will soon bleed again. I'm still having days of debilitating depression, but not ...