Hill fit training for 23 in and around Manchester

Carrot12

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Not quite Bury but very close they also sell black peas it not all about the black pudding. I have done some of the Hills in Norden going into Rossendale. A Tri Club I go to sometimes trains up that way.
 

CRmeansCeilingReached

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He said he had a few friends who were already in 23 and they gave him some routes to do. I was thinking does that not sort of kill off the even field.

The actual "doing it" is the hard bit. All the knowledge in the world won't help someone who lacks the requisite fitness and determination.
 

Carrot12

Swinger
Roger that. But there is a big difference to someone who knows an area/route and some one who doesn't. The map reading alone would save you a lot of time. that is not considering knowing the ground.
 
Not quite Bury but very close they also sell black peas it not all about the black pudding. I have done some of the Hills in Norden going into Rossendale. A Tri Club I go to sometimes trains up that way.

Look left over Rammy .Peel tower. Holcombe Moor. The access road alone is a monstrous hill. You get at it by going straight up from the crossroads at Bolton Road, opposite t'Grant.
 

Carrot12

Swinger
Yes, Peel tower is good and steep however, it is only short. I tend to try and do it From Manchester Road rather than the Ramms Head so I get the full accent. I haven't really looked at Holcombe Moor maybe worth looking at on a map.
Cheers.
 
Have a look at the same set of hills from the west side, Horwich etc. some good slopes up Brownlow Road and on.

You can always do over and down - the downhills are as important as the ups as this is what tends to knacker legs (on a perminant basis), so go up one side and then down the other, turn around and repeat the other way to get back to the car.

Even on my 'normal' training runs I try to put some ups and downs in (these are without weight speed/endurance type training). I start with a down-hill (just under a km) as a warm up jog, then a 4-5km flat run then just under a km uphill. If I want to mix it up I do shorter on the flat stretch then add another couple of km uphill and back down to home.

Note: I have never attempted SF(R) selection - I simply can't spare the time/make the commitment, but have had soldiers under my command both attempt and pass it. One knackered his legs completely on a downhill, others have passed.
 
Yes, Peel tower is good and steep however, it is only short. I tend to try and do it From Manchester Road rather than the Ramms Head so I get the full accent. I haven't really looked at Holcombe Moor maybe worth looking at on a map.
Cheers.

There's loads of hills up there. Look over towards the wind farms NE , towards Burnley, or take a right off the 56 up towards the Fisherman's Retreat or up Bleakholt way.

Even SF can't run uphill on the way there and uphill on the way back.
 

Carrot12

Swinger
Even SF can't run uphill on the way there and uphill on the way back.[/QUOTE]

True.

I have been looking at the wind farms you have said. Hailstorm Hill if my memory serves my right. I would be able to cover that half cross county half on the track from near Fairfield Hospital.
 
True.

I have been looking at the wind farms you have said. Hailstorm Hill if my memory serves my right. I would be able to cover that half cross county half on the track from near Fairfield Hospital.

There'll be a route from Fairfield way up towards the old Rochdale road, cut over the hill there, past the Fisherman's Retreat and into Rammy. Up to t'tower. I'm sure that you can get down the other side one way or another to get down to Brangie and back into Bury.

Be a hard run that. A good 10-12 miles with some hard hills.
 

Carrot12

Swinger
There'll be a route from Fairfield way up towards the old Rochdale road, cut over the hill there, past the Fisherman's Retreat and into Rammy. Up to t'tower. I'm sure that you can get down the other side one way or another to get down to Brangie and back into Bury.

Be a hard run that. A good 10-12 miles with some hard hills.

Cheers.

I half done that route already. I have gone from Rochdale Old Rd, up Ainsworth Rd, top of the wind farm from Eidnefield Rd, on to cowpe lowe and into Rawtenstall. Its part of the Rossendlae Way. I will just try and extend it into Rammy.
 

Carrot12

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Breasted myself up this little belter before
 

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Carrot12

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It won't let me do anymore as they are to large. But I basically did the top of Saddleworth more from Greenfiled and the across on to Black Head Chew on the Pecks. Not bat 25lb. Supprised myself at keeping the 4kph. Over and back.
 

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Percy_Pigeon

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Rivington good access and routes, can get long steady up hills to Winterhill and beyond, well worth a map recce.
 
My mate Chalky suggests that getting out on the hill for an enjoyable hike, over two consecutive days, is better than blowing out your hoop for a day.

He also suggests eating cassava and beating your wife unconscious, so the jury is out on the validity of any of his suggestions.
 

Carrot12

Swinger
I did look at Darwen Hill and Winter Hill I pass them to work quite often. I suppose I would have to do over and back method again on those hills as the height is sub 400 I think.
 

Carrot12

Swinger
My mate Chalky suggests that getting out on the hill for an enjoyable hike, over two consecutive days, is better than blowing out your hoop for a day.

He also suggests eating cassava and beating your wife unconscious, so the jury is out on the validity of any of his suggestions.


Makes Sence. my wife is also gobby sometimes might try it later.

In all seriousness, I was going to do that over the weekends before I joint the carder just to get my leg used to the weekends I'm there.

Just another question to add. In the reserves on your weekends off are you expected to beast yourself or just normal phys?
 
Makes Sence. my wife is also gobby sometimes might try it later.

In all seriousness, I was going to do that over the weekends before I joint the carder just to get my leg used to the weekends I'm there.

Just another question to add. In the reserves on your weekends off are you expected to beast yourself or just normal phys?
They'll let you know I'm sure. I wouldn't know, but my mate chalky suggests that being quite fit and flexible will beat hyper fit but carrying injury.
 

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