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I’ve spent many rainy summers in Snowdonia so I still can’t get over the shock of a few sunny days camping. We stayed on Shell Island and did the downhill mountain biking at Blaenau Ffestiniog, which was scary but great fun. I now have a renewed love for Wales and can’t wait to get back and walk up some of the hills.


Racing ish

I went to Mearley Clough on Tuesday, which is a wonderful fell race up the other side of Pendle Hill. 

A sunny night, beautiful scenery, a very steep climb and free pasta in the pub afterwards all contributed to a great evening. 

I ran round with a friend from running club and another friend who was doing her first fell race so we had good fun and I managed to take a few photos. My friend Sam loved it and even got a spot prize for doing her first race. Hopefully she’ll be back for some more. 


Yay.  I did a race. It’s been a while.

The wonderful Anni Waltz.

It was hard. I’m not sure of my time cause I forgot to switch strava off but I fear it might be a PW.

2010 3:02

2012 2:57

2014 2:56

Obviously I should have done it last year. I didn’t realise. No wonder my running yin and yang has been disturbed.

But it’s good to race and try hard…ish.  Isn’t it?

I ran a great line of Dale head but then decided this wasn’t good because all the people I had gone quicker than came past me on the climb up High Spy.

Anyway,  it was the usual fabulous event that rounded off some lovely camping days  in the lakes.

I just need to keep racing now