Running to the Devil’s Chair

At one time, a trip up to the Stiperstones would involve carrying a child and motivating the others. It was a regular place to get the kids out on the hills.

However, as our kids have got older, it’s given Shell and I a chance to do more outdoor activities on our own.

We’ve always been an active outdoor family, and getting out onto the hills was something we did back in BC (Before Children that is!).

Running something I’ve always done and something Shell has taken to in a big way. At one time, running was hard for her, and now she’s much better than me. She’s done amazing 🙂

My running passion is on the trails rather than pounding the pavements. And if I ever get enough time, I’d like to do some adventure races or ultras.

We’ve been doing running for a while, and if you follow our Instagram stories, you’ll know it, but it’s not something we’ve featured much on this website.

However, it’s still getting out, even if I didn’t do this one with the kids (and yes, some of our kids do running too). So, enjoy if you are also planning to get outside and do something yourself.

The route I took was along the Stiperstones. The weather was horrendous and so a good test of my new Ultimate Direction Ultra-Waterproof Jacket.

Route Map

Here’s a link to the Route Map if you are interested. OS Maps plots this as an 18km route. However, I only ran around 17km of it as some of the terrain is not very runnable, such as the boulder field at the Stiperstones. Plus, I spent time filming, navigating, exploring, and testing my jacket 🙂

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Father to 3 kids, who loves getting out and about (hiking, running, camping, cycling, canoeing...) Co-founded Get Out With The Kids to help other parents enjoy the outdoors with their family.

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