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Wales Coast Path Run – Chepstow to Redbrook

Coast Path Vital Stats Chepstow to Redbrook Distance: 15.19 miles Elevation Gain Today: 184m Highest Elevation: 54m Time: 2:29:00 Av. Pace: 9:48 mins/mile Av. Heart Rate: 129bpm Max Heart Rate: 158bpm Calories: 1305 Totals to Date Total Distance: 649 miles Total Time: 121:31:50 Total Elevation Gain: 20494 Total Calories: 59102 Distance to go: 441 miles Having finished Offa’s Dyke path...

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Media Appearances

Anna and I have been cropping up all over the place recently. First Anna was playing her cornet to a herd of cows for a documentary about ‘the secret life of farm animals’. This aired on BBC4 to start with but soon made it’s way to BBC1 so she’s been on the TV a few...

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The January Doldrums

I’ve been trying to think of things to add to the blog over the past week or so, but we just haven’t been up to much really. I guess it’s just the January Doldrums. It’s cold, it’s wet, it’s miserable and more often than not it’s dark outside. We’re back at work, Christmas seems as...

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When Should Children be introduced to Competition?

In junior sports, competitive games make for an interesting debate. At what age should children be introduced to actual competition? Here, we shall look at the national game, football, as the example. In England, the Football Association (FA) run leagues for teams starting at an Under-7 age level, however, the results of these games are...

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A TrainerRoad Quadrathlon Training Plan

With 2019 well under way and a lot of Christmas excess to shed I decided it was time for a new training plan. To be fair, some of the loss of fitness over Christmas was due to being ill for a few weeks, and over-indulging didn’t help matters. The timing was OK though. I may...

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Why Artificial Grass Isn’t Such a Bad Garden Option

Artificial grass. It’s one of those things that many gardeners have been trained to look down upon as not only a form of ‘cheating’ but as a poor substitute for the real thing. The truth is though, artificial grass has come a long way since the days of neon green AstroTurf that’s covered in sand...

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