Monthly Archives: January 2014

Mud, glorious mud

It’s like running a 10km race, but, with the added bonus of ankle deep mud.

Trying to avoid the deep bits is virtually impossible without going off course.

However, there must be a training benefit to running flat out over this type of terrain. Must be better that running a road 10km.

And finally, it helps the running club. I was taking part in a North Wales Cross Country League. Eryri Harriers are the reigning Division One champions. Even at my slow pace it helps the club with points.

Next race is in three weeks, no doubt there will be more mud involved, unless it freezes ;-)

Dirty legs after cross country

The highs and lows of marathon training…

After the crash, bang and wallop of the New Year’s Day race, it’s down to some proper training.

The plan calls for 5 runs a week, not certain I can fit them all in including work! Will try and run 4 a week and follow the schedule.

Some highlights of recent runs are:

A fast 10 mile training run.

A desperate run with tired legs

And a cracking run with Jason around the Marin mountain bile trail in Llanrwst.

Happy New Year

Why not start it with a race!

Off to Pen Y Pass for the annual Llyn Llydaw race. The forecast was spot on, lashing down and windy.

Cracking run out, but wet and cold. Head down now and increase the training. My time was 1:05:24, three minutes faster than last year. Don’t think it was down to fitness, more to do with confidence over the ground.

Well done to Adrian Williams, not only for being the DD (designated driver), but for a super fast time of  45:53, and Claudine Milligan, on not only her first fell run, but also her first fell race, finishing in around 1:07:53.