Tagged: Wales

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Welsh Cyclocross Series 2017 Round 1 – Royal Welsh Showground

With Autumn well and truly here it can only mean one thing – The Welsh Cyclocross Series 2017 season is here. Time to get cold, wet, exhausted and very muddy in various fields around Wales with loads of other lycra clad middle-aged men! There are of course plenty of other categories to compete in so...

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Pedalling and Paddling the Dyfi Estuary

I may have had a busy day on Saturday running 13 miles along the Offa’s Dyke Path from Prestatyn to Bodfari and then strolling around Llyn Brenig, but I was up early on Sunday for some more planned activities in and around the Dyfi Estuary Pedalling the Dyfi Estuary The first of these was a...

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Llyn Brenig

I’ve driven past Llyn Brenig a number of times lately on my journey north to run parts of the Wales Coast Path. I’d never stopped there but it looked quite inviting. So, as Anna was supporting me on the first leg of the Offa’s Dyke Path at the weekend, we had planned to stop there...

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Offa’s Dyke Path Run – Prestatyn to Bodfari

Offa’s Dyke Vital Stats Prestatyn to Bodfari Distance: 12.97 miles Elevation Gain Today: 760m Highest Elevation: 268m Time: 2:22:58 Av. Pace: 11:02 mins/mile Av. Heart Rate: 136bpm Max Heart Rate: 163bpm Calories: 1416 Totals to Date Total Distance: 458.78miles Total Time: 85:44:18 Total Elevation Gain: 11769 Total Calories: 43042 Distance to go: 166 miles Having finished off the...

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Windsurfing in a Proper Autumnal Blow

It’s been a fairly windy summer really but we’ve had a proper taste of autumn this weekend. Heavy rain at times, lower temperatures and plenty of wind associated with a proper autumnal low pressure. Nothing to do with Hurricane Gert which is still on the other side of the Atlantic, but decent winds for windsurfing...

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Wales Coast Path Run – Mostyn to the Border

Coast Path Vital Stats Mostyn to The Border Distance: 21.78 miles Elevation Gain Today: 117m Highest Elevation: 62m Time: 3:31:27 Av. Pace: 9:43 mins/mile Av. Heart Rate: 127bpm Max Heart Rate: 145bpm Calories: 1820 Totals to Date Total Distance: 445.81miles Total Time: 83:31:20 Total Elevation Gain: 11009 Total Calories: 41626 Distance to go: 453 miles Another day on...

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Top Notch Summer Windsurfing at Ynyslas

Well, what a difference 24 hours makes. Tuesday was a glorious day with no wind, perfect temperatures in the low 20’s and wall to wall sunshine. I started it with a Surf Ski Paddle, went for a run, and then had another surf ski paddle. Wednesday was cooler, wet and very windy. That didn’t stop...

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Wales Coast Path Run – Rhyl to Mostyn

Coast Path Vital Stats Rhyl to Mostyn Distance: 15.20 miles Elevation Gain Today: 33m Highest Elevation: 14m Time: 2:45:04 Av. Pace: 10:52 mins/mile Av. Heart Rate: 115bpm Max Heart Rate: 146bpm Calories: 1182 Totals to Date Total Distance: 424.03miles Total Time: 79:49:53 Total Elevation Gain: 10892 Total Calories: 39806 Distance to go: 474 miles It’s been quite a...

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Adventures in North Wales

Surf Skiing in Conwy I arranged to meet some fellow surf-skiers in Conwy on Saturday. I thought I could make a weekend of it. Surf Ski somewhere a little different for a change, do some mountain biking and then sleepover in the camper and continue my Coast Path run project on the Sunday. The Facebook...

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Surf Skiing in the Sunshine

It looks as though my plan to get out as often as possible in as wide a range of conditions as possible on my surf ski has worked. Monday was a gorgeous day for some surf skiiing in the sunshine. The sea was a little choppy with a small swell but I felt quite at...

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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...

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