Monthly Archive: November 2017

Into the wave 1

Surf Ski Stills

GoPro videos of my activities are all well and good, but they don’t work very well in our weblog book that I produce each year. So, here are a few stills from my surf ski session on Tuesday. Hopefully they’ll look good in book format when the time comes. Hopefully they look good on the web...

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Windsurfing in a Hailstorm

Just a quick video to give you a taste of Mondays windsurf session here at Ynyslas. 25-35 knots of wind so I was well powered up with my 5m sail and 85ltr board. Some fairly big seas but nothing too mad. The hailstones hurt though when sailing into them at 25mph! Plenty of jumps, some...

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A 3 Shower Day

Sometimes I can judge the success of a day by the number of showers I have. A normal day usually consists of about 2 showers. I generally do two training sessions or two sessions on/in the sea and have a shower after each one. Maybe a bike ride and a run, or an open water...

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Reminders of Home

I have lived in West Wales for a long time and pretty much fell in love with it from the first day, but before coming to university in Aberystwyth I lived on the Isle of Man which is also a very lovely place to live. I’ve always thought the Isle of Man and Aberystwyth are...

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GoPro Windsurfing

I had a pretty good surf ski session on Friday afternoon as the sunset. The conditions were quite challenging for surf skiing with 20 knot wind and some messy surf. I impressed myself by staying dry though so was looking forward to editing and sharing my GoPro footage, especially as I had the camera mounted...

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Welsh Cyclocross Series Round 10 – Parc Bryn Bach

After a pause for a week, the Welsh cyclocross series continued with Round 10 at Parc Bryn Bach near Tredegar. The drive there was the usual relaxing affair where I was treated to a sunrise over the Cambrian Mountains and a drive through some unfamiliar roads with amazing views over the Brecon Beacons. Parc Bryn...

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Surf Ski Paddle to Aberdovey in the Dark

Winter, working 9-5 and wanting to get out and surf ski paddle just don’t sit well together. It’s barely light on the way to work, it’s dark by the time we get home so getting out on my surf ski during daylight hours is a challenge. Undeterred and with an opportunity to leave for work...

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Gift Subscriptions

I’ve recently been sent a selection of freebies from Shave and Subscribe so I thought I’d write a post about various gift subscriptions for you. Just in case you needed some inspiration for the ultimate Christmas present. Gift Subscriptions Talking of subscriptions and Christmas presents then there are plenty of other subscriptions that you can buy...

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Paddling, Biking and Hare ‘n’ Hounds

With no Welsh Series Cyclocross race on the calendar I headed North this weekend instead of South. First stop after a drive through the rain, mist and murk was Porth Eirias in Colwyn Bay where I met up with the North Wales Surf Ski Paddlers Group. Surf Ski Session in Colwyn Bay The rain, mist...

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Manchester Institute of Health and Performance

I spent Thursday at the Manchester Institute of Health and Performance. I wasn’t there to monitor, measure or improve any aspect of my sporting performance or health but on a User Day run by IPRS Mediquipe. I was there in my sport and exercise science lab technicians hat rather than as an athlete. I drove up...

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