Tagged: Race

Barmouth in the Sunshine 1

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...

Hafren Cyclocross 2

Welsh Cyclocross Series Round 7 – Hafren Cyclocross

Another autumnal weekend and another cyclocross race. This time it was the Hafren Cyclocross race in Newtown. I hadn’t slept at all the night before thanks to the raging storm Brian so I felt tired before I even set off. At least it was only just over an hours drive through the Welsh countryside for...

Race Start 1

Welsh Cyclocross Series Round 4 – Dune Cross, Pembrey

Another good days racing thanks to the Welsh Cyclocross Series. This weekend sand was the order of the day as we rode through the forest and out onto the sand dunes at Pembrey Country Park. I had stayed in the van overnight as I had been racing my mountain bike for 6 hours on Saturday...

Pembrey Weather 1

Tide to Tide 2017

For some reason I decided to do the Tide to Tide mountain bike race again this year. I don’t know why as I’ve barely ridden my mountain bike since last year and I certainly haven’t done any long rides. Why then would 6 hours on it through the forests, dunes and along the beach at Pembrey...

Race Number 6

Shrewsbury Quadrathlon – Race Report

At last, after my first ever Quadrathlon at Brigg back in May, I was toeing the line again at the Shrewsbury Quadrathlon. Injury and illness had kept me from competing at a number of other events throughout the year which was a shame as I had hoped to do all of the trophy series races, but...

Getting ready for the Guided Paddle 1

Mawddach Marathon and Mawddach Paddle Sports Festival

We had intended to spend the weekend in Barmouth for the Mawddach Paddle Sports Festival but as Saturday was wet and windy we decided just to head up on Sunday for the Mawddach Marathon. The Mawddach Marathon is a 20km kayak race up the Mawddach estuary and back. It starts at Barmouth, heads upstream with...

Getting Ready 1

Colwyn Bay Blast

Rather than training for and competing in Triathlons this year I’m out to have some fun. Trying lots of new things, giving stuff a go and seeing if I can improve in some of it. With that in mind and the fact that I’ve been having fun paddling around Borth, Ynyslas and Aberdovey on my...

Me in the middle of the mad dash at the start 1

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...

Cefn Sidan Sands 6

Tide to Tide MTB Race

I haven’t done much mountain biking over the past few years but a number of things prompted me to sign up to the Tide to Tide race in Pembrey Country Park. I had a new mountain bike. I had recently serviced my full-suspension bike. The race was associated with Round 3 of the Welsh Cyclo-cross league...