Category: Wales

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Monster Squall

The Aberystwyth area has yet again has made it to the National News thanks to the weather. Yesterday was a typical Autumnal day here. Grey, showery and fairly windy. Nothing unusual, leaves were falling from the trees, the sea was a little rough and a raincoat was recommended. That was until around about 10:30 when and...

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Wales Coast Path Run – Red Wharf Bay to Menai Bridge

Coast Path Vital Stats Red Wharf Bay to Menai Bridge Distance: 19.75 miles Elevation Gain Today: 448m Highest Elevation: 120m Time: 3:34:32 Av. Pace: 10:52 mins/mile Av. Heart Rate: 121bpm Max Heart Rate: 148bpm Calories: 1562 Totals to Date Total Distance: 360.55 miles Total Time: 67:47:22 Total Elevation Gain: 10181 Total Calories: 33521 Distance to go: 532 miles Back to it today...

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Cross Mountain 2016

There was no race in the Welsh Cyclo-cross League series this weekend so I had signed up to do ‘Coss Mountain’ instead. Cross Mountain is an off-road cycle event organised by the same group that organised the Tide to Tide event I did a few weeks ago. It is open to both mountain bikes and cyclocross...

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Nant yr Arian MTB Ride

As my Cyclo-cross race this weekend was on Saturday, I was able to join a few friends on a mountain-bike ride at Nant yr Arian on Sunday. It had been years since I’d seen a couple of these people, and months since I’d seen the others so it was a nice little reunion of old biking...

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Crosstober Abergavenny – Welsh Cyclo-cross League Round 6

Another weekend and another cyclocross race, This time on a Saturday in Abergavenny as part of the larger Crosstober event. This not only saw the Welsh Cyclo-cross races on the Saturday but the more prestigious National Trophy Series races on Sunday. As usual my V40 race started at 12:15 so there was no need to leave...

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Dolgellau Activity Weekend

My friend Dennis had organised an activity weekend not far from us just outside of Dolgellau. It was intended to be a fairly informal affair. Basically the call put out via Facebook was one of ‘we’re going camping here on these date and will be doing some stuff. What we’ll do will depend on the...

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Wales Coast Path Run – Amlwch to Red Wharf Bay

Coast Path Vital Stats Amlwch to Red Wharf Bay Distance: 17.30 miles Elevation Gain Today: 651m Highest Elevation: 92m Time: 3:54:25 Av. Pace: 13:33 mins/mile Av. Heart Rate: 113bpm Max Heart Rate: 154bpm Calories: 1365 Totals to Date Total Distance: 340.8 miles Total Time: 64:12:50 Total Elevation Gain: 9733 Total Calories: 31959 Distance to go: 550 miles Would you believe it,...

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SUP Fishing in Borth

Monday was looking to be a lovely day here this week. What better way to spend it than SUP fishing? It was cold at first with temperatures dropping to 4ºC but with clear blue skies and light winds. Perfect conditions for SUP fishing. I had a fair bit to do at home though so got...

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Showground Cross Carmarthen – Welsh Cyclo-cross League Round 4

Another weekend, another Welsh Cyclo-cross League race and yet more sunshine. In fact it was a glorious day with wall to wall sunshine, bright blue skies and barely any wind. The dry conditions meant that – uncharacteristically for the showground in Carmarthen – there was very little mud. In fact, the organisers had made a few last...

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Wales Coast Path Run – Church Bay to Amlwch

Coast Path Vital Stats Church Bay to Amlwch Distance: 21.57 miles Elevation Gain Today: 804m Highest Elevation: 64m Time: 4:31:02 Av. Pace: 12:34 mins/mile Av. Heart Rate: 120bpm Max Heart Rate: 148bpm Calories: 1836 Totals to Date Total Distance: 323.5 miles Total Time: 60:18:29 Total Elevation Gain: 9082 Total Calories: 30594 Distance to go: 567 miles My mission to run around...

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Pembrey Dune Cross – Welsh Cyclo-cross League Round 3

Despite a 6 hour mountain bike ride in the Tide to Tide on Saturday I was due to race in the Pembrey Dune Cross on Sunday. This was round 3 of the Welsh Cyclo-cross league. I was awake fairly early so left Anna sleeping in the tent and headed off into Pembrey Country Park for a walk as...

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