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Bude Awesome Foursome Quadrathlon – Race Report

Wow, what a race! I’ll spare you too much preamble about this race but needless to say, I found myself in Bude on Saturday morning for the Awesome Foursome Quadrathlon. With around 100 participants everyone will have their own story to tell from what turned out to be an epic day. What follows is a...

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Quadrathlon Equations – Trophy Series

I’m always doing maths when out swimming, cycling and running. Counting lengths in the pool, calculating distances. working out pace per mile or how long it’ll take to get somewhere. Working out average speeds and distances left on a bike ride.Counting down intervals or working out Heart Rate zones. It takes my mind off the...

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Not Falling In

Look at this, it’s me getting onto my surf ski in the Shrewsbury Quadrathlon and not falling in. Quite some accomplishment considering my first attempts on the surf ski back in June. Thanks to Simon from T7 Proshot photography for the photo. I met him on the beach here a while back and got chatting. I...

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First One Way then the Other

I’m only doing short training sessions at the moment. Just trying to squeeze things in with everything else that is going on but at least I managed to get out between the showers today. First one way, then the other First I started with a run from our house out onto the beach and then...

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Welsh Cyclocross Series 2017 Round 1 – Royal Welsh Showground

With Autumn well and truly here it can only mean one thing – The Welsh Cyclocross Series 2017 season is here. Time to get cold, wet, exhausted and very muddy in various fields around Wales with loads of other lycra clad middle-aged men! There are of course plenty of other categories to compete in so...

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A Weekend in Shrewsbury

I was ‘competing’ in my second ever Quadrathlon in Shrewsbury on Sunday so we decided to make a weekend of it. We all had Friday off so after a relaxed start packed the camper and headed off to the Shrewsbury Showground. It was a lovely day and we arrived in good time to an almost empty...

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Shrewsbury Quadrathlon – Race Report

At last, after my first ever Quadrathlon at Brigg back in May, I was toeing the line again at the Shrewsbury Quadrathlon. Injury and illness had kept me from competing at a number of other events throughout the year which was a shame as I had hoped to do all of the trophy series races, but...

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Outfitting our Canoe

We haven’t been out in our home-made canoe yet this year. Probably a number of reason for this but the main ones are: It’s not going to be easy to man-handle onto and off the roof rack of our camper. I’ve been wanting to add some buoyancy to it for the sake of safety. Although...

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Pedalling and Paddling the Dyfi Estuary

I may have had a busy day on Saturday running 13 miles along the Offa’s Dyke Path from Prestatyn to Bodfari and then strolling around Llyn Brenig, but I was up early on Sunday for some more planned activities in and around the Dyfi Estuary Pedalling the Dyfi Estuary The first of these was a...

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How traveling makes your kids wiser

It’s not every day that kids get to watch their parents play badminton in the parks, or build sandcastles on the beach or perform tricks with a football or basketball in front of a family gathering. The usual horizon looks different when your kids step out of the house with a mood to travel. Reason...

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Benign Fasciculation Syndrome

I don’t think my legs were too happy about my Offa’s Dyke Path run on Saturday. By the evening whilst sat on the sofa my calves were twitching uncontrollably. They do this quite often after a long run or a particularly hard session. Not just running either, anything seems to set them off. I’ve seen...

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Llyn Brenig

I’ve driven past Llyn Brenig a number of times lately on my journey north to run parts of the Wales Coast Path. I’d never stopped there but it looked quite inviting. So, as Anna was supporting me on the first leg of the Offa’s Dyke Path at the weekend, we had planned to stop there...

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