/ Who is or was UKC's greatest athlete outside of climbing?
Wasnt Dean an ex rugby pro?
Ok here's anothe one, and I know the answer to this and it's not Brian Blessed, who is the best climbing full time actor from the UK?
> Ok here's anothe one, and I know the answer to this and it's not Brian Blessed, who is the best climbing full time actor from the UK?
Thats gotta be Bear Grylls !!!!!!
Pete Livesey went on to excel in orienteering and canoeing as well as in fell running.
But did he ever post on UKC?
In answer to your original question, that's easy...
Rich Simpson who has run a sub 4 min mile, a sub 2.30 marathon and is an undefeated amateuer boxer! Way to go... ;)
> Pete Livesey went on to excel in orienteering and canoeing as well as in fell running.
wasn't he a good cross country runner before taking up climbing ?
DJ Viper surely?
You got it :-)
Misread thread title -- sadly Pete almost certainly shuffled off this mortal coil before UKC started!
There's also a fair few footballers, Enty's very handy on a bike too..
Not this year mate :-(
read the post title carefully .... :)
Actually Phil Burke who does still post on here beat Pete Livesey in the UK junior mile (or so he tells me) He also finished second to Seb Coe in the Dovedale Dash (i was there for that one :-)
A late reply to the running thread. Actually I usually beat Pete at cross country/fell running [remember the Lakes Karrimor?] But for a running climber; Bob Toogood, WORLD vets 10K road champ!! The first time Bob went "proper" running was at Pete,s moving in party at Malham, where Bob "trollied" him when we went for a run over the fells. Pete didn,t believe Bob had never run competitively. Pete was however a fantastic all round athlete, climber, caver, paddler and I miss him and his tales, scheming and innuendos. Fantastic bloke!
Hasn't Kelly Holmes got into rock climbing?
Birdy num num?
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