Time to taper

Since I last wrote, we've done our last 2 long and hilly training runs and there are now just 10 days to go before we race up Snowdon in the Scott Snowdonia trail half marathon, our ultimate goal. I can't do any more. I couldn't have done any more. In training for this event, this year I've... Continue Reading →

Fell race fun

Yes... I had fun doing a fell race. Well, perhaps not at all times. It was tough... very tough. The hills started immediately and were so steep that many people, including me, were walking and the scree moving beneath our feet made it difficult to make up time on the equally steep descents, particularly for inexperienced fell... Continue Reading →

A wonderful week of adventures

John and I were away in South Wales last week. The weather was amazing and, following a great gig by the Manics and Super Furry Animals in Swansea, we managed to do lots of walking and running in the Brecon Beacons, as well as relaxing. The 3 long routes we'd planned were stunning and progressively more challenging, culminating in... Continue Reading →

I conquered Excalibur!

Yesterday, John and I completed the first of our two big races, the Excalibur half marathon, a 21 kilometre trail race in the Clwydian mountain range with over 900 metres of ascent. As a friend commented on my Facebook post, a gruelling route! The evening before, we parked up and had tea in the car park at the bottom of the Jubilee... Continue Reading →

A jam packed few weeks

I've just realised I haven't written a blog for over 3 weeks, partly because John and I have been so busy, and partly because my training has been 'more of the same'... some lows, when I've wondered what I've done entering such difficult trail races, and some highs when I'm pleased with what I've achieved so... Continue Reading →

Goldrush: a success story

The Goldrush trail race was the first of the 4 races we're doing in the UK, culminating in the biggie, the Scott Snowdonia trail half marathon. And it turned out to be a good one, proving to me that my hard work is beginning to pay off. We drove down to Coed y Brenin near Dolgellau after... Continue Reading →

Sun, snow & seals: an awesome weekend

It has to be said... the long run wasn't the highlight of my weekend, the sea kayaking was, particularly when we saw seals and one particularly inquisitive one came to investigate my boat. The weather and sea conditions were perfect for a paddle and I had a lovely, if tiring day, paddling 16k from Rhos on Sea,... Continue Reading →

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