Category: Surf Ski, Kayaking and Canoeing

Adventures in our canoe, surf ski races and kayak challenges.

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Mawddach Marathon 2019

Mawddach Paddlesports Festival It was my third year competing in the Mawddach Marathon at the weekend and yet again it was a good day out. The 20km paddle marathon is part of the Mawddach Paddlesports Festival run by the Merioneth Yacht Club in Barmouth. As well as the ‘race’ which in itself is a fairly...

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Colwyn Bay Blast

The third year in a row for me and the 5th Colwyn Bay Blast and it was bigger and better than ever. With 70 paddlers it was the biggest field yet. It was also a Team GB selection race so many of the newcomers were very fast looking indeed having travelled up from Surf Life-saving...

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Quad Camp Day 6

That’s good news, I think I had a good nights sleep last night. I went to bed at around 10:30 after reading for a while. I don’t remember lying there trying to get to sleep as usual, and the next thing I know, I’m getting up and it 5am. I’m not usually very good at...

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Mountains & Waves

Another action packed day for me, and I think I’m suitably tired now. The original plan had been to continue with my Coast Path run, but the weather for South Wales looked pretty horrible. Rather than drive for 5 hours so as to run for a few hours in the pouring rain I decided to...

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An Altogether Better Day

I’m pleased to report that Sunday went a little better than Saturday did. Running through the Bluebells It started with a nice trail run around Penglais Woods in the early morning sunshine. The ground beneath the trees was awash with Bluebells and the birds were singing in the trees. I put in a half decent...

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Surf Ski Contrasts

Yesterday’s surf ski was almost like summer. Calm waters, sunny skies and a nice paddle into the estuary, up past Aberdyfi and then back again. Despite th fact that it was a post-work evening session, it was warm enough for shorts and ”T’-shirt for the first time this year. It looked as though summer was...

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