Monthly Archive: January 2019

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The January Doldrums

I’ve been trying to think of things to add to the blog over the past week or so, but we just haven’t been up to much really. I guess it’s just the January Doldrums. It’s cold, it’s wet, it’s miserable and more often than not it’s dark outside. We’re back at work, Christmas seems as...

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When Should Children be introduced to Competition?

In junior sports, competitive games make for an interesting debate. At what age should children be introduced to actual competition? Here, we shall look at the national game, football, as the example. In England, the Football Association (FA) run leagues for teams starting at an Under-7 age level, however, the results of these games are...

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Making the most of a Grim Day

Just from the record, I called the conditions right earlier in the week. I said it would be chilly for a Saturday Surf Ski and it was at 5ºC. Amazingly the sea temperature is still pretty warm at 11ºC though. It’s a good job really as my GoPro fell off at one point so I...

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A TrainerRoad Quadrathlon Training Plan

With 2019 well under way and a lot of Christmas excess to shed I decided it was time for a new training plan. To be fair, some of the loss of fitness over Christmas was due to being ill for a few weeks, and over-indulging didn’t help matters. The timing was OK though. I may...

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Why Artificial Grass Isn’t Such a Bad Garden Option

Artificial grass. It’s one of those things that many gardeners have been trained to look down upon as not only a form of ‘cheating’ but as a poor substitute for the real thing. The truth is though, artificial grass has come a long way since the days of neon green AstroTurf that’s covered in sand...

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Nice Long Waves

I was half planning on going to Colwyn Bay today to take part in the North Wales Surf Ski Series Time Trial. It’s quite a drive and I can’t really afford the diesel so instead I stayed at home and caught some nice long rides here. It has to be said when given these options:...

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New Year’s Day Walk

Yeah, we hadn’t seen the sun for ages, but it finally came out on New Year’s Day. Perfect or a family walk around the dunes. Although, I think everyone else in the world had come to Ynyslas for the day as well which was a bit of a shock to the system. We’ve had the...

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New Years Day Paddle 2019

It would have been rude not to get in the sea on New years Day so I headed over for a nice surf ski paddle after breakfast. There were some decent waves off the beach, confused chop in the mouth of the estuary and super smooth waters in the estuary channels. A bit of everything...

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