Tagged: Wales

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Winter Speed Windsurf Session

Sorry for the lack of updates here lately but it’s just been the usual run of the mill stuff lately. Training, working, and running around as usual. We did spend a day at the weekend driving to Swansea and back to look at a van, but we didn’t like what we saw so didn’t buy it. Other...

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A Mellow Day at Ynyslas

Saturday was fairly grey and dreary this weekend. That didn’t stop me from getting out on the water for a mellow day at Ynyslas though. SUP Surfing on a Mellow Day at Ynyslas First up was a mellow little SUP surf off the seafront. The waves were only small and gutless but there was enough to play...

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Cyclo-cross 2016 Round Up

The final overall standing in the Welsh Cyclo-cross 2016 league have been published recently. It’s therefore time for a little round-up of my first ever season racing Cyclo-cross. Why Cyclo-cross? Before I get into the results and how I fared against my competitors, a quick recap on why I chose to do Cyclo-cross in 2016....

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SUP Surfing in December

It seems that no matter what the weather there is always something to do here in Mid West Wales. After a week of wind and plenty of windsurfing, the wind has dropped and I headed out on my bike. I missed a surf session whilst on my bike, but since then the surf has continued to...

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Boxing Day Windsurf with Mast Mount for GoPro

My Christmas Day windsurf wasn’t great as I had too small a sail Boxing day was perfect though. I managed to get out and give my new Mast Mount for a GoPro camera a trial in perfect conditions. It was a glorious day with wall to wall sunshine and a decent 25-30 knot WNW wind blowing. The...

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Braving Storm Barbara – Windsurfing and Biking

What a day that was! There has been very little wind for what seems like ages. Very little apart from the mad, short-lived and very destructive squall that we had back in November. The forecast for the run up to Christmas was looking good wind-wise though so I was chomping at the bit and ready to...

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Wales Coast Path Run – Conwy to Rhos on Sea

Coast Path Vital Stats Conwy to Rhos on Sea Distance: 13.80 miles Elevation Gain Today: 287m Highest Elevation: 142m Time: 3:17:42 Av. Pace: 14:20 mins/mile Av. Heart Rate: Max Heart Rate: Calories: 2308 Totals to Date Total Distance: 396.48miles Total Time: 75:21:47 Total Elevation Gain: 10787 Total Calories: 37308 Distance to go: 499 miles Another day and another chance to complete...

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Cross by the Sea – Welsh Cyclo-cross League Round 10

I missed round 9 of the Welsh Cyclo-cross league last weekend as we were away in Devon. From what I saw though it was an extremely cold, very muddy and showy affair – just what I was expecting from Cyclo-cross really. By contrast round 10 in Pembrey, Cross by the Sea, was clear and sunny...

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Wales Coast Path Run – Menai Bridge to Conwy

Coast Path Vital Stats Menai Bridge to Conwy Distance: 22.13 miles Elevation Gain Today: 319m Highest Elevation: 62m Time: 4:16:43 Av. Pace: 11:36 mins/mile Av. Heart Rate: Max Heart Rate: Calories: 2479 Totals to Date Total Distance: 382.68 miles Total Time: 72:04:05 Total Elevation Gain: 10500 Total Calories: 36000 Distance to go: 512 miles What a dreary old day that was. Mind...

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Monster Squall

The Aberystwyth area has yet again has made it to the National News thanks to the weather. Yesterday was a typical Autumnal day here. Grey, showery and fairly windy. Nothing unusual, leaves were falling from the trees, the sea was a little rough and a raincoat was recommended. That was until around about 10:30 when and...

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