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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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Welsh Cyclocross Series Round 9 – Gunpowder Classic, Swansea

With cyclocross season well and truly in full flow, it was off to Swansea this weekend for round 9 of the Welsh Cyclocross Series. I hadn’t raced here before so didn’t really know what to expect from the course, but as always there were trophy points up for grabs. With a couple of poorer results...

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Welsh Cyclocross Series Round 8 – Crosstober Abergavenny

I enjoyed that one! The Abergavenny round of the Welsh Cyclocross Series is the biggest race of the series. It is part of Crosstober Wales, a weekend of cyclo cross racing brought to you by the passionate folk of Abergavenny RC. S4C are there to televise the elite races on the Sunday. There are also...

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Welsh Cyclocross Series Round 7 – Hafren Cyclocross

Another autumnal weekend and another cyclocross race. This time it was the Hafren Cyclocross race in Newtown. I hadn’t slept at all the night before thanks to the raging storm Brian so I felt tired before I even set off. At least it was only just over an hours drive through the Welsh countryside for...

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Welsh Cyclocross Series Round 6 – Cyclocross Aberystwyth

Well, that was a tough race! It all started well with just a short drive to the race venue as this week it was cyclocross Aberystwyth style. The recent 2-3 hour drive to a race was just my usual short 20 minute commute to work. No need for an early start and I should be...

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Time for a new wetsuit

I have loads of wetsuits – I’ve lost count of how many. There’s at least: 2x C-Skins winter suits 1x Rhino short sleeve summer suit 1x O’Neill shortie 1x Excel 3/2mm Spring/Autumn suit 1x Snugg 4/3mm Spring/Autumn suit 1x Blue Seventy Reaction swimming wetsuit 1x TYR Hurricane swimming wetsuit 1x wetsuit shorts and vest for...

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I Like Mondays

Bob Geldof and the Boomtown Rats have no idea what they are talking about. You can’t complain about a Monday like this. 8.5 miles Surf Ski. Set off from home, paddled through the chop into the estuary and over to Aberdyfi then did a tour around the estuary before heading home. Next up was a 26...

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Welsh Cyclocross Series Round 5 – Carmarthen Showground

A cyclocross race on a Saturday this weekend so as not to clash with the car boot sale at the Carmarthen showground on Sunday. The weather hadn’t been great but it was looking OK for the race. We were however expecting mud. I’ve also noticed that the last blog post was about last weeks cyclocross...

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Tide to Tide 2017

For some reason I decided to do the Tide to Tide mountain bike race again this year. I don’t know why as I’ve barely ridden my mountain bike since last year and I certainly haven’t done any long rides. Why then would 6 hours on it through the forests, dunes and along the beach at Pembrey...

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Putting the Surf in Surf Ski

After some epic surf conditions on Sunday, things eased off on Monday. I had lots of work to do so started early and was busy all morning. I did manage a nice trail run up in the hills instead of having lunch and then had more work to do and a meeting to go to...

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