Category: Running

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Running around Trawsfynydd

Anna and I were heading out for the evening on Sunday, so I didn’t hang around long in Colwyn Bay after the races. I did however stop off for a run on the way home. I stopped at Trawsfynydd Lake as that was a good halfway marker on the drive and I’d never ran here...

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Wales Coast Path Run – Swansea to Oxwich

Coast Path Vital Stats Swansea to Oxwich Distance: 18.31 miles Elevation Gain Today: 515m Highest Elevation: 84m Time: 3:36:57 Av. Pace: 11:51 mins/mile Calories: 1671 Totals to Date Total Distance: 767.96 miles Total Time: 141:55:34 Total Elevation Gain: 22185 Total Calories: 69725 Distance to go: 324 miles I should probably start this Wales Coast Path...

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Wales Coast Path Run – Port Talbot to Swansea

Coast Path Vital Stats Port Talbot to Swansea Distance: 13.64 miles Elevation Gain Today: 95m Highest Elevation: 35m Time: 2:27:14 Av. Pace: 11:01 mins/mile Calories: 1230 Totals to Date Total Distance: 749.65 miles Total Time: 138:18:37 Total Elevation Gain: 21670 Total Calories: 68054 Distance to go: 342 miles It’s been ages since I’ve done any...

The Best Rucksack for Running and Trekking 2

The Best Rucksack for Running and Trekking

It’s time for a nice new rucksack. OK, I’ll admit it, I’m living something of a consumerist lifestyle. Yes, I’ve got more ‘toys’ than is absolutely necessary and I do sometimes live by the adage of ‘He who dies with the most toys, wins.‘ It may not quite fit quite with the ‘Simple Life of...

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Quad Camp Day 7 – Snowdon’s South Ridge

Things were winding down for the Quadrathlon Camp by now. Most people had headed home yesterday so I was doing my own thing. The campsite was horribly busy now as well. I suppose it was the weekend and we had just had a week of glorious weather. My early morning trip to the toilet and...

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Quad Camp Day 3 – Snowdon

Day 3 of the quad Camp brought with it a super sore throat and snot galore. Lovely!! Big, thick green slimey snot that seemed to go on forever. It was the sort that has some proper weight to it and brings a sense of immense but short-lived satisfaction when ejected from ones nostrils. Short-lived because...

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Isle of Man Coast Path Run – Douglas to Derby Haven

As mentioned in an earlier post: As I’ve been gradually running around the coast of Wales, I thought that while I was on the Isle of Man I may as well start running around that as well. At around 100 miles it’s a fair bit shorter than running around Wales and should be achievable even...

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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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Sociable Training

I was quite sociable last week. I usually do pretty much all of my training on my own. I find it quicker to do, easier to fit into my schedule and probably more productive too. However, there’s no real focus to my training at the moment. I’m just training and racing for the fun of...