Today (Good Friday) dawned bright and sunny and we were looking forward to doing the Goldrush Trail at Coed y Brenin... 8.5 miles with 420 metres of ascent. But first, a lie in with hot cross buns in bed and a good book, and then some shopping! I've had trouble slipping on muddy... Continue Reading →
An alpine challenge!
I am always enthralled watching the Banff mountain film festival, and I always leave wanting an adventure. This time, watching a film about the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc (UTMB), I was inspired to look for a trail race that John and I could do while we're in the French Alps this summer. The UTMB is an ultra marathon in the... Continue Reading →
Hills and heartbeats
The weather has been beautiful this week and I haven't been too busy at work so I've been able to get out in the hills behind Prestatyn more than usual, rather than running a flat route from our front door in Rhuddlan. This is great news on two counts. Firstly, there is nothing better than a... Continue Reading →
John read yesterday’s blog and pointed out that I don’t always dislike running. And he went on to say that, at the end of a run, sometimes I’ve even said I’ve enjoyed it! He is, of course, correct.I had good cause to think about this today, because today I had one of those enjoyable runs.... Continue Reading →
Snowdonia trail half marathon: my biggest challenge to date
Well… I suppose I’ve done enough races to call myself a runner… but I still don’t like running, and I really don’t know why I’ve decided to up it a gear this year… Maybe because I wasn’t in a position to enter a strength or CrossFit competition, probably because I like a challenge… and definitely... Continue Reading →