Got the taste now!! Anyone fancy this one: http://www.runnersworld.co.uk/events/viewevent.asp?sp=&v=2&EN=48937 ??
It's longer than Cader, but fell all the way. It's also less steep, but plenty of up and down ( in fact the overall ascent is apparently 2,500'). Grassy and boggy and in the middle of sunny Pembrokeshire!! ( Close to home for me). Have taken Duke of Edinburgh Award groups up here, nav not a problem really - ridgeline all the way. Sounds like a great day out to me!!
Wow! What a MONSTER of a race that was!
Ria - unlucky on missing the cut-off, but Well Done on continuing!
Due to the unfeasible heat, I paced myself on the run-out and the ascent, but went quite mad on the descent (always my fave bit) and was completely dead for the run-in (or walk/stagger/jog-in in my case)2:40, but happy just to finish in one piece really
the campsite that we tried first (that had said how quiet they were and that we didn't need to book) had FULL signs up when we got there on Thursday afternoon , but we found a site 5 mins out of Dolgellau right next to a ruined abbey that was so brill we stayed for 4 nights in the end
Daz, that's a respectable time. Nice one. Told you the campsites would get full!!
We drove up the Cader road, turned onto a B road, & threw the tent up in a field!! It was fab!
Daz - know what you mean about the staggering!!
Hooray!! Legs still don't bend properly after throwing myself down cader with a bit too much gusto, but got out for a very slow and stiff 9m tonight. Actually stayed in The Ship after the race for a bit of luxury - surprised to find rooms left.
p.s. managed 2:12, which I was very surprised and happy with - especially as I found myself walk/staggering through the field and woods at the bottom!!
Here are some great places near Cader that we visited over the weekend. Make a note if you are coming back next year.....
Fairbourne beach. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fairbourne
Water wheel at Furnace. http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/mid/sites/history/pages/dyfifurnace.shtml
Furnace waterfall. http://www.severnvisionphotographic.co.uk/photo_2862246.html
Lake Vyrnwy. http://www.vyrnwy.co.uk/
Barmouth beach is very popular
I can also HIGHLY recommend the drive down the B4405 to the Tal-y-Llyn lake and onwards to the old-stylee seaside resort of Tywyn
We need a week to explore the area next year......
Who's up for next year by the way???
you two are mental - I'm gonna give it a miss!
I probably will do it again in the future, but there are a few other races that fall at the end of May that I want to do first - Duddon springs to mind...
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