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School Photo

We don’t always buy Morgan’s school photos – it’s not as though we don’t have our own photos of him after all, but we did get this years as it was his first in secondary school and quite a nice photo too.

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A Weekend Away

I had hoped that Anna would have blogged about her Cheesemaking course by now so that I could have linked to it from this post. She hasn’t yet so I’ll just have to post this without the link and add that later. I’d bought her a day long cheese-making course at Hugh Fearnley Whittingstalls River Cottage HQ...

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Axmouth to Lyme Regis Undercliffs Coast Path Run

I had a bit of a change to my usual Wales Coast Path Run this week. We were down on the South Coast so that Anna could attend a River Cottage HQ cheese-making course that I’d bought her for her birthday. So, while she was at that all day on Sunday I decided to run along the coast...

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In the Pool

Yep, that’s right, it wasn’t an illusion. That person that people saw in the swimming pool on Thursday morning was indeed me! It was my first time swimming since the day after Boxing Day last year – all thanks to a shoulder injury that turned out to be osteo-arthritis. What’s more, I managed to complete...

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Wales Coast Path Run – Menai Bridge to Conwy

Coast Path Vital Stats Menai Bridge to Conwy Distance: 22.13 miles Elevation Gain Today: 319m Highest Elevation: 62m Time: 4:16:43 Av. Pace: 11:36 mins/mile Av. Heart Rate: Max Heart Rate: Calories: 2479 Totals to Date Total Distance: 382.68 miles Total Time: 72:04:05 Total Elevation Gain: 10500 Total Calories: 36000 Distance to go: 512 miles What a dreary old day that was. Mind...

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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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Llanerchaeron Cross – Welsh Cyclo-cross League Round 8

Round 8 of the Welsh Cyclo-cross league was at Llanerchaeron, just outside Aberaeron. Although still a 50 minute drive from here it was my local event of the series which meant a fairly lazy start to the day. I was still up early though. Early enough to see the sunrise and to get lots of...

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Melin Mynach Cross, Gorseinon – Welsh Cyclo-cross League Round 7

After a weeks hiatus from Cyclo-cross last week for the Cross Mountain event it was back to it for round 7 of the Welsh Cyclo-cross league. This weekend it was quite a drive away in Gorseinon on the outskirts of Swansea. I didn’t have to leave early though as my race doesn’t start until 12:15pm so I...

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A Normal Week

I know, I didn’t think there was such thing as a ‘normal week’ these days, but last week does indeed seem to have been one. Hence the lack of blog posts here. There wasn’t much to write about really as it was just a normal week. A Normal Week Bike racing on Sunday, School 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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