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Nant yr Arian MTB Ride

As my Cyclo-cross race this weekend was on Saturday, I was able to join a few friends on a mountain-bike ride at Nant yr Arian on Sunday. It had been years since I’d seen a couple of these people, and months since I’d seen the others so it was a nice little reunion of old biking...

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Crosstober Abergavenny – Welsh Cyclo-cross League Round 6

Another weekend and another cyclocross race, This time on a Saturday in Abergavenny as part of the larger Crosstober event. This not only saw the Welsh Cyclo-cross races on the Saturday but the more prestigious National Trophy Series races on Sunday. As usual my V40 race started at 12:15 so there was no need to leave...

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This Year’s Christmas Cake

I was back from our activity weekend by mid afternoon on Sunday. I therefore had plenty of time to unpack, was things out and then do some chores. Tidying the house a little, cleaning out the fishtank and then as Anna cooked dinner I made a start on this years Christmas Cake. Yep, it’s that...

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Dolgellau Activity Weekend

My friend Dennis had organised an activity weekend not far from us just outside of Dolgellau. It was intended to be a fairly informal affair. Basically the call put out via Facebook was one of ‘we’re going camping here on these date and will be doing some stuff. What we’ll do will depend on the...

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Autumn in the Garden

The temperatures are dropping, the nights are getting longer and things are coming to an end in the garden. The courgettes are still going but aren’t producing at the rate they were. There’s still plenty of flowers out but it’s time to start tidying things up and preparing for the winter. I cut back lots of...

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Wales Coast Path Run – Amlwch to Red Wharf Bay

Coast Path Vital Stats Amlwch to Red Wharf Bay Distance: 17.30 miles Elevation Gain Today: 651m Highest Elevation: 92m Time: 3:54:25 Av. Pace: 13:33 mins/mile Av. Heart Rate: 113bpm Max Heart Rate: 154bpm Calories: 1365 Totals to Date Total Distance: 340.8 miles Total Time: 64:12:50 Total Elevation Gain: 9733 Total Calories: 31959 Distance to go: 550 miles Would you believe it,...

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Sea’s Alive

I haven’t managed to go fishing again since I was out SUP fishing on Monday, but I have been swimming a couple of times and the sea is alive with fish at the moment. It’s madness. Small bait fish (mainly sprats) are literally throwing themselves onto the rocks and beaches around here. All in an attempt...

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SUP Fishing in Borth

Monday was looking to be a lovely day here this week. What better way to spend it than SUP fishing? It was cold at first with temperatures dropping to 4ºC but with clear blue skies and light winds. Perfect conditions for SUP fishing. I had a fair bit to do at home though so got...

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Bottle Flipping

Whilst I was out on Sunday at the Carmarthen Showground Cyclo-cross event, Morgan and his friend James decided to do some bottle flipping. It’s one of those crazes that seems to be sweeping the nation and as a pre-teen Morgan of course jumps onto every one of them. They made a few YouTube videos of...

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Showground Cross Carmarthen – Welsh Cyclo-cross League Round 4

Another weekend, another Welsh Cyclo-cross League race and yet more sunshine. In fact it was a glorious day with wall to wall sunshine, bright blue skies and barely any wind. The dry conditions meant that – uncharacteristically for the showground in Carmarthen – there was very little mud. In fact, the organisers had made a few last...

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Wales Coast Path Run – Church Bay to Amlwch

Coast Path Vital Stats Church Bay to Amlwch Distance: 21.57 miles Elevation Gain Today: 804m Highest Elevation: 64m Time: 4:31:02 Av. Pace: 12:34 mins/mile Av. Heart Rate: 120bpm Max Heart Rate: 148bpm Calories: 1836 Totals to Date Total Distance: 323.5 miles Total Time: 60:18:29 Total Elevation Gain: 9082 Total Calories: 30594 Distance to go: 567 miles My mission to run around...

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