Nervous excitement

That's what I'm feeling today. I woke early, at about 5.30, and lay there thinking about the challenge ahead of me tomorrow, wondering whether I'll manage it. 33 miles of ascents and descents. And if I don't do it, does that mean the Welsh 3000s is off? I'm having a busy day so that's stopped... Continue Reading →

The challenges begin

I'm nervous... very nervous. I feel woefully underprepared for the challenges I've booked to take part in over the next few months, the first being the Llangollen Round on Saturday... a  guided challenge along a 33 mile trail in the hills around Llangollen and the River Dee, with 5300 feet of ascent. We did the... Continue Reading →

Austrian adventures

I have a new camera and a new iPad so I thought I'd better do a practice blog to make sure everything will work ok once we hit the road. Good job I did. I took a few pictures of the van, no problem, but when I came to upload them to the iPad, of... Continue Reading →

7th August: Ubaye Trail Salomon race

Today was race day. We woke early, partly because the marshals seemed to be meeting where we'd parked, before heading off to their checkpoints, partly because of pre race nerves. The marathon started at 8.00 and the half marathon at started 9.00, shortly before our 12k at 9.10. We were very apprehensive because this was... Continue Reading →

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