Tag: coed-y-brenin

Let me start by being clear about one thing, the weekend we had towards the end of June, of which Trail Marathon Wales was a part, was excellent. We caught up with good friends, the weather was great, the pre event party and actual TMW event was second to non in both atmosphere and organisation. Wendy’s birthday meal was excellent and even my little run the following day was good. In all we both had a great time, the only things that didn’t go according to plan were our races……

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Racing the Goldrush 8.5m Trail run.coedybrenin was the host for the The Goldrush Trail 2016 in conjunction with the Rotary Club of Mawddach and we’d been looking forward to it for months as the route is a marked trail through some of the best parts of Coed Y Brenin, a route we are quiet familiar with although neither myself or Wendy had ever raced it. We’d been to Coed Y Brenin a few weeks earlier for the ‘Day With Anna Frost’ and the following days 10k social run and were…

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I still find it hard to believe that just over a year ago I was standing on the start line about to run my first marathon, up some mountains, in Wales. It was one of the most memorable moments in my life so it was with some excitement that we set off once more towards the mountains of Snowdonia slightly more than 2 weeks ago to run the full and half Trail Marathon Wales races once more. The drive down from Lancashire through North Wales to the Crossed Foxes, Dolgellau…

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When we received the email about a weekend trail running event hosted by Run. Coed y Brenin and featuring ultra runner Anna ‘Frosty’ Frost we quickly put our names down for tickets to the three events and arranged camping for the weekend. As it turned out it was brilliant… Arrival at Cae Gwyn Farm Campsite As it was the end of May we thought we’d dig out the tent as the weather should be OK for camping. We arrived just after lunch on the Friday to find the campsite at…

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After an early(ish) start for porridge and coffee we loaded the bikes into the car along with bags of gear and made our way to Coed-y-Brenin for another run round the magnificent Snowdonia national park. Driving through a few showers on the way we were pleased that Snowdonia was being kind to us as the weather cheered up a little as we parked the car at about 10am. Filling our water bottles in the visitor centre, we started our morning run along the Goldrush trail. The trail was a lot…

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The time had come and we set of from Lancashire towards Snowdonia for the Trail Marathon Wales. The drive down through North Wales’ mountains was beautiful, made even more so by bright blue skies with only the odd small cloud (thank goodness we’d packed sunscreen ). Arriving at the Coed-y-Brenin visitor centre around lunch time and after parking the car one of the first things we saw was a sign pointing towards registration. It was real, we were really here, I don’t think I could have been more excited if…

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So it’s just under a month until my first marathon, “Trail Marathon Wales” at Coed-y-Brenin, Snowdonia and I’m starting to get excited and admittedly a little anxious as well. Will my training have been OK? Have my previous injuries fully healed? Have I planned and practiced my fuelling strategy well enough? These and a thousand other questions will no doubt enter and leave my head in the coming month but as each one has surfaced, so far I can confidently say, Yes. I am as ready as I want to…

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