Mr and Mrs Bolty do it together!

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Mr and Mrs Bolty do it together!

From roads to trails, it's been a long and painful journey and I couldn't have reached this point in my running career if it hadn't been for the support and encouragement of my wife and family and my running family....The Buzzers! I've hung up my road shoes and headed for the hills. I've ticked off a few castles on the way and now it's time for The Big One! UTMB. It's a big ask of a body battling Ankylosing Spondylitis (since 1990) but battle I will. I'm doing it for those who can't. I'm doing it for NASS and I'm doing it because this bloody disease is not going to win!

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Back on the trails again!

Well hello all you Superstar Buzzers! It's been a while since I posted a blog and I have a lot of reading and replying to do too! It seems like you are all doing great and as VLM nears, take it steady and don't worry! It'll be alright on the day! The b...

Snowdonia or bust!

Well hello all you Superstar Buzzers, I'm sorry we have taken so long to get round to this blog after the epic weekend in Wales. I've been smashing up concrete and barrowing hardcore. Not much running but great core training, hardcore training, even! M...

Ely Half and a whole one!

Well hello Buzzers, It's Mrs Bolty here. Instead of being in my normal place in the crowd, supporting the runners, for the first time since 1993 I found myself pinning a running number to my top and looking up at the huge tower of Ely Cathedral wonderi...

Gods 1 v Bolty 0

Hi all you Superstar Buzzers, I can't believe it is two weeks since my attempt on the North Downs Way 100. I won't bore you with all the gory details but for those interested, to summerise, the race was another (Centurion Running) well organised, frie...

War of The Roses, Won!

Hi all you Superstar Buzzers, I hope you are all enjoying this bit of Spring sunshine. Rather different from last weekend! I drove up to Oldham last Saturday afternoon, desperately trying to listen to the rugby on 5 Live and all I could get was football...

A Red Rose weekend.

Hello all you Superstar Buzzers, There's some awesome running and walking going on, on here, at the moment! Well done to everyone training for Manchester and London, keep at it, enjoy it! It's been a while since I wrote a blog but I've been watching you...

Better late than never!

Good afternoon all you Superstar Buzzers!   I must apologise for not responding to all those who have taken the time to write a blog recently. I promise I will go back, read and catch up with you all over then next few days. It looks like there is plent...

Merry Christmas!

Hi all you Superstars, It's a hectic time of year for many, so I won't keep you long. Just wanted to wish you all a wonderful Christmas. Have fun, enjoy the festivities and don't forget to run off those mince pies either! We're having a quiet family one...

War of The Rose!

Hi all you Superstar Buzzers, You’ve probably all forgotten about The White rose Ultra as it has taken me so long to get this blog out! I’ve forgotten about some of the order of things myself but I hope you’ll forgive me; my brain was rather addled at t...

Going loopy!

Hi all you Superstar Buzzers! I must apologise to all The Legends below, I have been slacking lately but I will sit down and read and reply in a few days time. Snowdonia sounded epic as always and I was so sad not to be there with you all. I hope everyo...

White Mountain splattered wit...

Hi all you Superstar Buzzers, Better late than never!  This has taken a long time to write, I know. Not that it’s been difficult to write about the event, I just haven’t been able to sit down for long enough to write it! The old AS is back with a vengea...

A splash of RED on a misty hi...

Hi all you Superstar Buzzers, What a weekend! You lot are bloomin' brilliant! I know I haven't told my Mt Blanc story yet but this weekend is so much more important and I will write soon. I want to read all your blogs first! Would we all be doing what w...

It's the final countdown.......

Evening Lovely Buzzers, Just time to jot down a short one before the mad rush to finish packing, prepare the cottage for two very special guests, fill the fridge for daughter number one who'll be cottage sitting and head for Heathrow on Wednesday mornin...

One month to go.

Well hello all you Superstar Buzzers! My Blogs have been few and far between lately but I have been reading and commenting on all your super running, walking and cycling! I'm never too far away although Mrs Bolty would dispute that...I'm usually over th...

Three Peaks, I hope!

Hi all you Superstar Buzzers,   This is only a quick one (phew, I hear you say!) Been a bit hectic of late but I'm going to have a crack at The Shropshire Three Peaks tomorrow (Sunday 5th June).  The old bones have been objecting lately, no idea what br...

May The Fourth be with me... ...

Hi all you Superstar Buzzers, Had to go a long way back to find my last blog! There has been so much awesome running going on over the last few months, with Manchester, Brighton and then London. You've all been doing incredible stuff, my training seemed...

Mm mm mm mm mm mmmmm mm mm mm...

Thank you, all you lovely Buzzers, for responding to my last blog....ages ago! So sorry I've taken such a long time to write again but I've needed to get the huge task ahead, into my head! I've been reading all your blogs and you are all doing great thi...

Calling on the power of The B...

Well hello all you Superstar Buzzers! Christmas has come and gone, the New Year has started and only now can I put fingers (two of them!) to my keypad to type a blog. What's been keeping me? Well, I've been unsettled. I've not made any plans for 2016. E...

How hard can it be?

Hi all you Superstars, Well, I couldn't let 2015 pass out without a race in December! After the battle with the Beacons I really thought that would be it for the year but my bones and this crappy disease have had other ideas. Sleep has been sparse and t...

Battling the Beacons.

Hi all you Superstar Buzzers, Firstly, sorry if I appear to have ignored a few blogs but my comments have been vanishing into cyberspace! I am reliably informed by Mr Doyle that the issues are now fixed, so hopefully you won't think I'm neglecting you a...

Thank you.

Hi Everyone, I just wanted to thank you all for all your support and concern for Louise after her traumatic attack last week. Also, to let you know she is staying strong and wants to pass on her thanks to you all too. We have read many of your kind mess...

Every parent's worst nightmare.

Hi Everyone, Sorry if I haven't replied to the recent posts or written my Snowdonia blog yet but we've had a traumatic time. Louise, our youngest, at Uni in Sheffield was attacked on her way home from Uni on Monday, only about 6.30 pm, walking back in a...