Cader Idris Mountain Race, May 30.

Any advice??

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01/06/2009 at 21:52
Ah well, I suppose we can feel rightly proud of ourselves for following the rules.
01/06/2009 at 22:27

Got the taste now!! Anyone fancy this one: ??

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!!

02/06/2009 at 10:33
That sounds boss, jason.  i've friends who live in Narberth and I pass the Preseli on the way down - superb scenery.  Alas, I'm looking at the Yorkshire Wolds HM from Bishop Wilton nr Pocklington the day before - mega hilly and stunning surroundings.  Bar, cake stall & country show at the end!!
02/06/2009 at 11:04

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

02/06/2009 at 11:50

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!

02/06/2009 at 22:23

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!!

Edited: 02/06/2009 at 22:24
03/06/2009 at 13:39

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.


Water wheel at Furnace.

Furnace waterfall. 

Lake Vyrnwy.

Edited: 03/06/2009 at 13:40
04/06/2009 at 15:01

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

04/06/2009 at 15:37
Ran down the road towards Tal - y- Llyn on the Sunday morning after the race- very picturesque
04/06/2009 at 22:43

We need a week to explore the area next year......

Who's up for next year by the way???


05/06/2009 at 08:37
RR - Can't wait!!
05/06/2009 at 11:08

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...

07/11/2009 at 21:36
Not on events section yet - but still looking 

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