Author: Alan Cole

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Quad Camp Day 2

When the day starts like this you know it’s going to be a good one. The plan was a bike ride at 9:30am so I had a nice relaxed morning before getting ready to ride. I was hoping for an easy ride as my chest was sore and I was feeling under the weather thanks...

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Quad Camp Camping

I do enjoy camping. Yes, it’s a bit of a pfaff; everything is a bit of a compromise, nothing is quite perfect, it can be cold, uncomfortable and a bit of a chore. But all of that is kind of fun. Maybe it’s the primal accomplishment of surviving less than ideal conditions that satisfies the...

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Quadrathlon Camp Day 1

You’d be forgiven for thinking that after a day away racing in the Fishguard Bay Ocean Race I’d be happy to have a slow start the next day. Try telling by body that. Instead it was up at 5am and raring to go. I didn’t want to leave too early for North Wales though. I...

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Fishguard Bay Ocean Race

Typical hey? It’d been months and months, possibly more than a year since I’d had even the slightest sniffle, but I woke up on Friday feeling a little Bleurgh! I had a sore throat and just felt a little weak, nothing too bad but not ideal the day before the first event of the year....

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Garden Recovery

After a 21 mile paddle in the morning it was time for some recovery in the form of gardening. The garden itself is in recovery mode as well having been battered by the winds of Storm Hannah. The trees took the brunt of it with all of their fresh spring growth ripped from their branches...

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Monday Morning Swim

What better way to start the week than a nice little swim in the sea. First time this year without my extremities covered in neoprene so it was a little chilly despite being in the balmy waters of Borth. It was a little choppy too as Jo, Sara, Nick and myself set off to the...

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Bank Holiday Weekend Activities

Another bank holiday, weekend, but this one was a little chilly. There were lots of jobs to do as well, both in the house, the garden and cleaning the van. Saturday was therefore spent washing, waxing, tidying, cleaning, mowing and weeding. Things did look a little better once some of it it was done. Riding...

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Why Quadrathlon – What’s it all about?

With the first race of the quadrathlon season coming up in a couple of weeks and having just written a ‘why surf ski‘ blog post I thought it was time to answer the ‘Why Quadrathlon’ question with a similar article. Especially seeing as most people don’t know what a quadrathlon is. So, here goes. What...

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